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jijir83

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About jijir83

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    Expert in everything useless
  • Birthday November 23

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    California
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    Traveling, skiing, preparing for Armageddon

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    Geotechnical Engineering
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    PE
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    Civil

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  1. jijir83

    CA GE Prometric Fee

    Thanks! Someone finally got back to him on Monday and quoted him that for the Prometric test.
  2. jijir83

    CA GE Prometric Fee

    I'm going to guess you're trying to make a joke or you didn't take it in CA. I guess he'll find out when he goes in.
  3. jijir83

    CA GE Prometric Fee

    That's just the state. Does not include the CBT/Prometric place's fee. So there's a $125 application fee, $150 state exam fee, $49 livescan/fingerprint, $12-20 to the place that takes the livescan, then $XXX to Prometric to actually sit at the computer. Sounds like that $XXX = $500. That's the part no one is telling. You only find out once you apply to the board and have a number and can sign up/pay for an exam date. The problem is he has to report that fee to work first to be approved for reimbursement. Otherwise you'd just get your sticker shock when you apply. The PE state exams at Prometric were only $61 or $65 when I took it. I figured GE would be more expensive. Didn't thing $500 though.
  4. jijir83

    CA GE Prometric Fee

    There isn't a specific section where I could have posted this so I tried to cover it by putting it under Geotech and CA survey/seismic in hopes that someone with answers would see it. I figured an admin would move it. I did make a note at the end and said that's what I was doing. In any event, thanks for categorizing properly and responding. Now... The $150 is for the state and the * is additional to Prometric. The actual fee to take the test is no where to be found. It's just a mad loop going back and forth. From taking the PE, I know Prometric charged $65 for each 2-hour state exam (Seismic and Survey). But for the GE, which is 8 hours I think (this is not for me), I can't imagine it being just $65. No one can give an answer so I'm trying to get an idea from someone who has taken it recently so my co-worker can have an estimate for reimbursement. Sounds like @ME_VT_PE just took it at Prometric and was charged $500 just to take it at their facilities. I'll tell him to go with that. The board, Prometric customer service, Prometric local office... none of them is giving him an answer. One says to ask the other. Thanks!
  5. jijir83

    CA GE Prometric Fee

    Does anyone on here know what the fee for Prometric is for the GE exam in CA? The board's site says to check the Prometric site. Prometric only lists their $40 for rescheduling the exam, not the actual test fee. When you call their 800 number, no human answers. When you call the nearest testing center (Fair Oaks for example), they say they don't deal with billing and to check with the board. Now, this is not a big deal for most but we get reimbursed at our job but we first have to submit the estimated cost. If you say $65 and it turns out $650, you're out the difference even when you show proof of payment. Can someone give a ballpark for their most recent exam? If you found a way to find that cost also, please share. Thanks!
  6. jijir83

    CA GE Prometric Fee

    Does anyone on here know what the fee for Prometric is for the GE exam in CA? The board's site says to check the Prometric site. Prometric only lists their $40 for rescheduling the exam, not the actual test fee. When you call their 800 number, no human answers. When you call the nearest testing center (Fair Oaks for example), they say they don't deal with billing and to check with the board. Now, this is not a big deal for most but we get reimbursed at our job but we first have to submit the estimated cost. If you say $65 and it turns out $650, you're out the difference even when you show proof of payment. I'll post this in Geotech also and maybe someone can give a ballpark for their most recent exam. If you found a way to find that cost also, please share. Thanks!
  7. jijir83

    what is the cutoff score of Civil Construction Depth

    Not at all useless information. As human beings, and engineers on top of it, it's a psychological copping mechanism during the waiting period. We (they) all know that it changes nothing but it helps you pass the time. Eighteen months ago I was one of the people asking that same question on here knowing full well that it changes nothing. It's like having a crush on someone you see everyday... they smile at you and that helps you feed a whole month worth of daydreams. All it is, is getting a little bit of fuel to keep the imagination going as you wait. Give the guy a break, you rational you! [emoji12] Sent from my SURTAB-722-3G-HD-1S using Tapatalk
  8. jijir83

    what is the cutoff score of Civil Construction Depth

    It will be 54 plus 2 points if you wear glasses, minus 3 points if you're under 25 years old, divided my 2 if you're.... hum.... never mind :-p This post about cutoff score comes up every cycle. No one knows what it is. We only speculate. But, you get a good idea when people start reporting their failing scores. For example, for transpo one cycle, the highest reported failed score on here was 56. For geotech a few cycles ago when I took it, people reported 56 also but my co-worker got a 57 and failed so I figured that was the cutoff that cycle. I doubt there's a way to tell. It's fun to guess though.
  9. jijir83

    Horse is to stable

    Vertabrae
  10. jijir83

    Horse is to stable

    Master Sent from my SURTAB-722-3G-HD-1S using Tapatalk
  11. jijir83

    Job oversees

    Awesome!
  12. jijir83

    Job Leads

    Make a list of all companies in the areas you want to work in the field that you're interested then call/email them if you can't find their job listings. Most likely, you will have to apply through their website. If you're looking for government employers, look on their local/city/state website or usajobs. A lot of companies require online applications, not even emails. You might end up applying to a lot and still only hear from a few. Keep in mind that many, especially government ones, could take 3 months to hear back. I had a job for 6 months and MA agencies were calling for interviews. In addition to your online applications, hit up friends, school/professional colleagues to see what's going on with their companies. Attend local association meetings. Most of them have a monthly or quarterly lunch or some other gathering. I had professor offer to send requests for me when I was right out of school. It made things easier having someone they knew inquire for me. Point is, professors are good resources. Make sure your resume is built for the job you're looking for and reflects keywords found in the job descriptions that interest you. Online applications filter resumes. And for government ones, make sure the resume has the other items they require. For example they often ask that each job shows the length of time and how many hours per week... things like that. I've had loads of recruiters on linkedin contact me and asking if I'm looking for new opportunities. But when I was looking, they never responded back to me. I wouldn't spend much time on recruiters unless they're the ones reaching out. Sent from my SURTAB-722-3G-HD-1S using Tapatalk
  13. jijir83

    Job oversees

    So did you go? How is it? Looks like some new positions opened up through my job... I think I'm skipping town to Germany by end of year.
  14. jijir83

    TENNESSEE!!!!

    Seriously! Why does this look so fancy and nice? The CA one doesn't look nearly as good :/
  15. I say B, D, A. Looks like we agree on #1 and #2. A for #3 because of the language "is required during the placement of". You don't need an inspector there during the reinforcement work. They come and inspect periodically during the assembly of rebar work and prior to placing concrete so C and D don't apply. Placement of masonry units... they say it's a fully grouted masonry wall so where are they finding those CMUs all of a sudden. Grouted would be the same as a slurry wall, cutoff wall etc... so poured in a form with the prior inspected rebar work in between. Also, I've never seen an inspector watch people put up CMUs. So the last option is the grout. Anytime concrete is being placed, an inspector has to be there and they collect samples for strength testing. So, code aside, that's the likely answer. They have to be there "during" the placement.
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