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    Which State Will Release Last?

    October 2018 edition. Who's gonna wait the longest? I couldn't put all 54 jurisdictions so I just picked the old favorites. The winners gets bragging rights and can troll that state's examinees endlessly for all future exam sessions. The losers also get to troll that state's examinees endlessly for all future sessions.
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    Which State Will Release Last?

    Georgia Wins!
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    October 2018 Results Map

    Since the question always comes up please consider including the times of release (in eastern) along with the state for future tracking purposes.
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    October 2018 Results Map

    Is it this place? (Shout out to HIMYM) Which state had the moose taking the test?
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    Pennsylvania Results

    Sorry kinda parachuting in with a semi reliable internet connection: is the issue that some people got the pass for NCEES but that it hasn't updated in PALS? If so, don't worry about it; this happens everywhere all the time. Go enjoy the holiday season, you'll get your license soon enough. Or are we looking at something different, like an October 2014 style f%^& up?
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    GA results are out!

    I don't recall Georgia doing this in the past. IIRC, I thought Georgia was a direct release state. Has anyone looked at previous sessions' threads to see how it was done previously. Well in fairness, we haven't heard anything from North Dakota or Alaska yet. ND is probably lack of representation and Alaska could be too. However the Anchorage earthquake could be effecting things too; their office in far away in Juneau but most of the state population lives near the epicenter. But sorry, I think you guys "won" this session. I don't think general release will happen today either. I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with the SoS election. Especially since they are still adding licenses via examinations.
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    October 2018 Results Map

    Added: New Jersey, South Dakota, added clarifying language for Georgia. Still waiting on any news from North Dakota and Alaska.
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    October 2018 Results Map

    Physical mail? That counts for map purposes. I'll update it the map later this evening. Thanks!
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    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    Back by popular demand. This is our biannual EB.com spam fest to help with the post-exam stresses. The April 2018 Spam thread barely made it, but people are really excited for SPAM this cycle. I expect that we will fully bounce back. For the n00bs, the goal is to focus less on the exam, how you did or did not do or the results, and more on unwinding here in the StB subforum and getting this thread to 15,000 posts. It's well known that NCESS won't release the results until we've reached the required number of posts. So start spamming! The rules are as follows: No double posts (meaning you may not have consecutive posts). Accidents happen, but at the discretion of the Moderators, your posts could be deleted if it is deemed intentional; Spelling doesn’t count (luckily for me); and Posts must be at least three characters long (and an actual word) or a meme Winning categories are as follows: total post count; total number of top page posts; closest guess to the cut score without going over; and last post to close out the thread (post #15,000), (not reply #15,000) Winners get bragging rights and may receive a prize. These are the rules for now, but pay attention because they can change at any "TIME". Good luck and happy spamming.
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    When You Should Add PE After Your Name

    At some point over the next month many of you will find out that you passed the PPE exam. Congratulations! Passing the PPE is a major accomplishment that takes 8+ years of work and sacrifice. I'm certain you'll be excited; you should celebrate! But first I need to tell you: DO NOT IMMEDIATELY ADD PE AFTER YOUR NAME! Wait until you are actually licensed. I am not trolling! I am not trying to take away your accomplishments! I am not trying to kill your buzz! I want to keep you out of trouble. Just because you passed the PPE exam does not mean that you are a professional engineer*. Only someone with a current PE license is a professional engineer and can use the postnominal “PE”. ** Every jurisdiction has laws and/or regulations governing who may offer their engineering services to the public. To claim that you are a professional engineer, when you lack a license is false representation. There are civil penalties associated with claiming to be a PE without a license, and it may prevent you from getting licensed in the future! The rules and enforcement vary from state to state. But it’s better to just wait until you officially have a license. So how long do you need to wait? It varies by state, and it can range from hours to months to officially get your license. It could be longer if you took the test before satisfying the experience requirement, but you probably knew that already. When is it official? It varies from state to state. But the consensus is that you are official when you find yourself in the state engineer license lookup with a current license. You will certainly be listed there before they send you an email or mailed envelope. Once it’s official, go ahead and add those letters after your name! What do I tell my boss, clients, colleagues in a big meeting, proposal, C.V., etc? You have to be ethical about this. You still can’t claim to be a PE until you are licensed, and you can’t imply that you can stamp things right now either. The easy and safe thing is to say that you passed the PPE (or PE exam), but are awaiting license from the state. Other PE’s will know that the hardest part is over, you’re basically in the club, but it’s just a formality of getting through the bureaucracy. However the subtlety may be lost on others, like clients and non-engineer bosses, so don’t leave people with the impression that you can stamp something currently in that jurisdiction. One other note about adding PE after your name. The physical address in your signature, business cards, etc should match where you are licensed to practice. This goes back to falsely representing yourself. If your business card says, for example, DC, but you are licensed only in Virginia, then you are falsely representing yourself as a licensed engineer in DC. If that same business card adds that you are only licensed in Virginia, then you are not falsely representing yourself. Of course if you have a license in both jurisdictions, then you are not falsely representing yourself. The same principle applies when trying to get business outside the state/jurisdiction of the license; you have to make it clear where you are actually licensed.Engineers get in trouble for this sort of thing all the time. So be careful. The NSPE website has dozens of ethics case studies on this sort of thing available for reading. tl;dr wait until you actually have a PE license before adding PE after your name *For simplicity I use the title professional engineer or PE in this thread, but depending on the state or jurisdiction, the term may be: engineer, licensed engineer, licensed professional engineer etc. For the purposes of this discussion, all terms are interchangeable. ** PE and P.E. are interchangeable. There is no legal difference. The use/non-use of periods are personal preference. Can a mod please sticky this.
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    The States Still Waiting After Day One

    Looks like we're down to: New Jersey Georgia North Dakota Alaska Do we have anyone from North Dakota or Alaska? I'm inclined to believe both of those states have already released but we don't know about it. Can anyone confirm?
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    The States Still Waiting After Day One

    By my count we are still waiting on: Mass Rhode Island Conn Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware DC Florida Illinois Mississippi Missouri Kentucky Texas Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Colorado Nevada California Alaska Hawai'i I've seen representation on the board from most of those. Do we have anyone here and waiting from RI, DC, KY, MN, ND, SD, NV, AK, HI?
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    Which State Will Release Last?

    So Hawaii is in. That just leaves NJ, GA, ND and AK.
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    NY License Watch OCT 2018 Exam

    Take off your shoes and make yourselves feel at home 'cause your gonna be here a while.
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    October 2018 Results Map

    Friday evening update: Added Hawaii Do we have anyone from North Dakota or Alaska waiting on results?
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    Which State Will Release Last?

    You're tied with Hawaii. But Georgia or Alaska could still deliver an upset. *I'm assuming ND is out, but no one reported it here.
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    Horse is to stable

    Masshole
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    New Jersey Results!

    Not really, it could mean they haven't entered your information yet.
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    GA results are out!

    That's it?! Nothing in Atlanta? I guess they just wanted to put it in the geographic middle of the state? And roughly 200 takers? I would hope they would have a general release COB today. Monday at the latest.
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    GA results are out!

    I didn't realize Georgia gave that level of detail in the license lookup. A little OT, how many exams sites were in Georgia?
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    Pass Rates Updated NCEES

    Hence my comment about not wanting to be the first one to take it in April.
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    Thank you RBHeadge PE!!!

    Your welcome! I'm glad I could help makes things a little less worse for everyone. I'd also like to thank the other vets for their help and guidance both this session and in the past. I would encourage everyone to stick around and help the next group, or just stick around in general, we're a fun group.
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    GA results are out!

    Some of thise names could be out of state commity licenses.
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    Pass Rates Updated NCEES

    I don't know if its ALWAYS been the case. But it was like that from at least late90s to early 00s to the transition.
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    Pass Rates Updated NCEES

    It could be an error. Or it could be that the last two versions of the test were just a P&P version of the CBT questions. Some of the exam prep manuals were referencing the CBT manual. Might be about the same if its the same test. I'm not so sure, especially if it's all the same test. ChemE certainly went up, but IIRC it had a relatively lower pass rate to begim with. I personally wouldn't be in a rush to be one of the first takers in April. Let someone else blaze that trail and learn from their mistakes.
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