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  1. 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!
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    FINALLY a P.E.

    Congrats! Been a long wait. What state were you waiting on?
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    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    Would take $50 for Spin-Up if somebody buys it this week.
  4. Selling some Power PE exam references. I used these to prep for, take, and PASS the April 2018 NCEES Power PE Exam, and thus I no longer need them. All three books are in mint condition, with no marks or highlighting at all. Like new, pristine condition. 1.) PPI Power Quick Reference for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara - $70 shipped Bought brand new in January. Took PE exam (and passed) in April. No longer need. Like new condition. No markings. Newest Dec 2016 2nd printing. Much faster to find equations and formulas FAST in this thin book than thumbing through the huge 2000+ page full power reference manual. Time is precious when you only have 6 minutes per problem! If you are on the fence, buy it. I was glad I did. SOLD 2.) Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) : Second Ed., Lanza $60 shipped (USA Cont. 48 states) Excellent condition, no markings. 5 full practice exams, 400 questions. 3.) Power Sample Questions and Solutions by NCEES PE Practice Exam (Paperback) 2014 printing - $40 shipped Mint Condition, no markings. 2014 printing. The best prep for the Power PE exam, is straight from the source! SOLD
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    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...
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    Handwritten notes w/pencil

    I used erasable pen in my books. No pencil risk, and I could still erase it later.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Pe Qualifying experience by state

    Oregon requires 4 years + 4 years ABET accredited BS + FE
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    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.
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    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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    California PE Application

    Give it till the end of the month and then you can contact them and ask for a status update: https://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/applying_for_pe.shtml Excerpt: You must allow a minimum of 60 days from when you submit your application before you contact the Board to ask about the status of your application. If you have not received any communication from the Board after the initial 60-day period, you may contact the Board's Licensing Unit at (916) 263-2222 or via email: A-G BPELSG.Evaluator1@dca.ca.gov H-O BPELSG.Evaluator2@dca.ca.gov P-Z BPELSG.Evaluator3@dca.ca.gov Do not contact the Board to verify receipt of your application. If you wish to have proof that your application was received, you need to use a delivery method that provides tracking and delivery confirmation.
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    California PE Application

    Dont know about CA, but I'm un the same boat in Oregon. I passed the Power PE exam in April, and submitted my application in June after completing the NCEES Record. They will run my application through the Review Board on September 11th and I should hear the results (hopefully with a licence number) a few days after that.
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    I "need" my NY License number

    Congrats man! I'm STILLLLLLLLLLL waiting... But, I'm close. NCEES Record is complete and submitted a couple months ago, and my Oregon state PE license app just made it through step 2 of 3. I'm on the last step which is official Board review and vote which happens on 9/11/18. If they vote to approve, I'll FINALLY officially be a PE about 5 months after taking/passing the exam!
  18. I brought practice exams, including the NCEES practice exam to my Power PE and had no issues. Never heard of it being a problem.
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    Exam Day Strategy

    I’ve heard handwritten notes must be in pen. No pencil notes. To be sure you didn’t write stuff during exam.
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    Exam Day Strategy

    I used a couple 3 ring binders with typed notes and printed pdf's inside attached to binder using the normal 3 hole punch method. Had no issues. Lots of folks had 3-ring binders. The rules seem to allow it; IIRC something about being being fully attached through the paper. I've never heard of 3-ring binders being an issue. Tons of folks use them. Never heard of a single one being confiscated.
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    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    Or, folks can buy the one that I'm trying to sell in this for sale thread that I created, specifically, to sell MY item(s).
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    What Stamp Type Will You Buy?

    None. I won’t actually be stamping anything. Just like challenging myself.
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    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    It is easier than the real exam was, yes. But it was very valuable in building the fundamentals and increasing speed on core material like delta-wye conversions, transformers, voltage drop etc. Like running some 5K's to get your muscles back in shape before running a full marathon. It was one of several tools I used to pass the Power PE Exam on my first try. And I hope it helps the next owner too.
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    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    Lowered price, still available: Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) : Second Ed., Lanza - $80 shipped $75 shipped Excellent condition, no markings. 5 full practice exams, 400 questions.
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    FS: Power PE Exam reference books: NCEES, Spin up, PPI

    NCEES practice exam is SOLD. Still have Sin-Up available: Spin-Up for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) : Second Ed., Lanza - $80 shipped Excellent condition, no markings. 5 full practice exams, 400 questions.
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