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Surf and Snow

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About Surf and Snow

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    PE Power Engineer

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    Male
  • Location
    Portland, OR

Previous Fields

  • Engineering Field
    Electrical Engineering - Power
  • License
    PE
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    TI
  • Discipline
    Electrical

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  1. Surf and Snow

    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    Yes I do. $50 shipped. I’ll message you.
  2. Surf and Snow

    Preparation for October 2018 Power PE Exam

    I hear you. I have a 2-year old. Studying at home was next to impossible, so I didn’t. What worked for me is 3 nights a week (M, W, F) I stayed at the office after work and did 20 problems a night 5-7pm then went home and got kiddo time. Then every Sat, I went to the library and alternated either a 4 hr half exam or a full 8 hr exam. It was me and the homeless guys there open till close. Then Sun was family time day. Did that for 4 months straight (Jan-April), but was confident and well prepared in April 13th. Passed it first try. You can do it! Wish you the best. BTW if you need/want extra practice exams, I have Spin-Up for sale:
  3. Surf and Snow

    FINALLY a P.E.

    Congrats! Been a long wait. What state were you waiting on?
  4. Surf and Snow

    FINALLY a P.E.

    Today, I am FINALLY a P.E.!!!! After 5 months of waiting, Oregon finally approved my application. My 2018 New Years goal was to become a PE. So I started studying 1/1/18 and like many of you, I worked my butt off every night and weekend for 4 months. I took the PE exam 4/13 and passed on the first attempt (one and done baby!), and then began one of the longest waits in my life. Going through the Oregon application process. 5 grueling loooooong months later, my licence was finally issued today! I'm sure since 99% of my April 2018 brethren already received their licences, most are now long gone, but just wanted to let you all know the last guy in line waiting, finally got it!
  5. Surf and Snow

    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    Would take $50 for Spin-Up if somebody buys it this week.
  6. Surf and Snow

    New York License Watch April 2018

    I’m still waiting in Oregon. But my application should be in the next board meeting on 9/11/18. Hopefully I’ll FINALLY be a PE by the end of next week...
  7. Surf and Snow

    Handwritten notes w/pencil

    I used erasable pen in my books. No pencil risk, and I could still erase it later.
  8. Surf and Snow

    Table set up at exam

    Mine was 6 or 8 ft long. One person per table. This was Salem, OR at the State Fair Expo building. ymmv
  9. Surf and Snow

    How important is abet accreditation?

    I would say it is absolutely critical, if you are hoping to use your education for work and a job. Many employers, including my job will not accept your engineering degree if it is not ABET accredited. Her in the Federal gov (D.O.E.) It is a requirement to even apply for a position as an electrical engineer. I know people who wasted a lot of time and money at degree mills like ITT Tech and DeVry and they don't qualify for jobs now. Unless you are just wanting to go to school just to learn, for fun, not for future employment, you need ABET.
  10. Surf and Snow

    Practice Problems Materials for Power Exam

    I tried to send you a message but it says you cant receive messages. Are you in the U.S.A? I only ship to US addresses, otherwise its to expensive. If so and you want it, I just dropped the price to $60. Sent me a message to let me know. I accept paypal for payment and can mail it out right away.
  11. Surf and Snow

    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    ***Price drop*** Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) : Second Ed., Lanza NOW ONLY $60 shipped (USA 48 cont. states)  Excellent condition, no markings. 5 full practice exams, 400 questions.
  12. Surf and Snow

    Practice Problems Materials for Power Exam

    I still have one book with 4 full practice exams available for sale here: and yes I took 16 full practice exams while preparing. Don’t know if it was overkill, but it helped me feel fully prepared and I passed it on my first attempt. Given almost half of people fail, I felt it well worth the preparation. I only wanted to suffer through all that stress ONCE. Haha. One and done baby! Let me know if you want to buy my Spin Up book and good luck on the exam either way.
  13. Surf and Snow

    Pe Qualifying experience by state

    Oregon requires 4 years + 4 years ABET accredited BS + FE
  14. Surf and Snow

    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    Price drop Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) : Second Ed., Lanza $70 shipped  Excellent condition, no markings. 5 full practice exams, 400 questions.
  15. Surf and Snow

    California PE Application

    Mind you mine is for Oregon, like I said, but I emailed the Oregon Board (OSBEELS) to check on the status of my application and they responded that my application would be presented to the board at the next bi-monthly meeting on 9/11/18 and, provided its approved, I would receive my licence # in 2-3 days afterward. Oregons OSBEELS website also says this: Once your application is received by OSBEELS, fees are processed and the Registration Department reviews the application to determine eligibility. Upon approval, your application is then sent for final approval by the Board at the next Board meeting. Upon approval by the Board, your licensure will begin and a pocket card will be sent to you. The process can take from 2 to 4 months depending upon when the application is received by the Board office. See our list of application deadlines for a better idea of when completed applications will be reviewed by the Board. Registration Application Deadlines Completed registration applications are reviewed by OSBEELS Registration Specialists to ensure that the candidate has provided proof of meeting the minimum qualifications. After the review is complete, the Registration Specialists recommend that the Board approve complete applications at the next Board meeting. To ensure that a complete application will be reviewed in enough time to go before the Board, it must be received by the first of the month preceding the Board meeting. Applications received by: will be considered for approval by the Board meeting in: December 1 January February 1 March April 1 May June 1 July August 1 September October 1 November And since I submited in early June, that fits the timeline. Maybe California is similar.
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