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About Joey Chen

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    Electrical - Power system
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  1. Exact same feeling. That is the only reason I decided to do it in Wisconsin even I live and work in Chicago.
  2. Good to know. Thank you. Survived the weather here. Nothing could be worse. I think.
  3. Yes. that seems to be the only route. Thank you for the input? Have you done that too? Wondering how long it took you. I know it has to be couple months for sure though.
  4. I am actually based in Chicago, but since IL board is the most strict on experiences requirement (8yrs. seriously?) so I decide to get license in WI first and wait for that 8th year to come. Otherwise I might be out of school for too long before even taking the exam.
  5. they replied my email. see below. "Yes, all foreign education needs to be verified through NCEES. Since it is required to have a Bachelors degree, they liaison will need to see that is has been verified through NCEES." I think I'll start the process soon. How far did you go?
  6. Congrats to those who passed. To those who didn't, just hang on tight, read your report and dig into the sections you could improve. I'm sure you can pass the very next time! Okay here is my question. Does anyone have similar education background can provide some experience when applying license? I've certainly searched forum before asking, but I did not find too much useful info. Some threads are from 2010 so I am hoping requirements are changed to the desired direction. What I found is even if you have a Masters degree from US university, applicants still have to go through degree evaluation? State board website provided some info, but it is only about undergrad school. No words about applicants with Masters/PHD degree at all. I did email the board try to get official guidance, but also want to see people here have any insight. I am applying in WI. Anyone else?
  7. OP made me nervous for quite few days. Not sure why he does this, but it is definitely not funny.
  8. tried to pm you but system said you cant receive message. what books you still have? zip 60616 thanks
  9. Anyone has the book for sale? Please contact me @3128236108. Thank you! http://www.amazon.com/FE-Electrical-Computer-Review-Manual/dp/1591264499/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459442660&sr=8-1&keywords=FE+Electrical+and+Computer+Review+Manual
  10. Cupojoe, Illinois does allow me to take exam while cumulating experience, but I have to do a credential evaluation before I sit in the FE exam. That is what I am trying to avoid doing it this early, kinda of prefer doing it when I have to, right before PE application. And CA board replied my long email with only this link . LOL. With my Master degree, I guess I only need 12months experience? That will be cool. You are right. Neighbor state might be better than west coast. I was dreaming, someday our start-up can grow and reach its branch to CA. Thank you! Joe, Yes, thats another question I need to ask Board. I am doing engineering related job, but my boss is working on PE right now. I am not sure if this experience counts. BTW, hope she can pass, I know she spent a lot time on preparing that. Thanks for the reply. Why do you want to wait to have your evaluation done? I'm not real familiar with the process, but I know several folks who have foreign degrees (India & Latin America) that are not ABET who end up having to take classes to get the ABET equivalent mark. The required classes are mostly humanities (social sciences, language, etc.) NOT engineering classes. I would think you would want to find that out as early in the process as possible so you can start taking classes at the community college, if required. Also, sometimes people get confused by this, you don't need 4 years between FE and PE. You can usually take those back to back if you already have adequate experience. Credential evaluation is required by all states for applicants with None-ABET to sit in a PE exam. NCEES will evaluate all the courses took in foreign BS and advice to study extra courses they need to pass the evaluation and then take exam. That is why some of your folks have to take classes so that they can take PE exam. It is confusing especially they listed steps as take fe, experience, take pe.
  11. Cupojoe, Illinois does allow me to take exam while cumulating experience, but I have to do a credential evaluation before I sit in the FE exam. That is what I am trying to avoid doing it this early, kinda of prefer doing it when I have to, right before PE application. And CA board replied my long email with only this link . LOL. With my Master degree, I guess I only need 12months experience? That will be cool. You are right. Neighbor state might be better than west coast. I was dreaming, someday our start-up can grow and reach its branch to CA. Thank you! Joe, Yes, thats another question I need to ask Board. I am doing engineering related job, but my boss is working on PE right now. I am not sure if this experience counts. BTW, hope she can pass, I know she spent a lot time on preparing that. Thanks for the reply.
  12. Seems to be 8 years. http://boards.ncees.org/view/index/board-1016-illinois_pe/2/ I can't believe it. 8 years. But, yes, i will call them. Will my experience in IL counts for CA PE?
  13. Hi engineers, New to here. Finally find the party. I am trying to get everything correct and clear before I take my first step, which is to determine which state to register in. As we all know the exams are same from state to state while the experience requirements are quite different. So here's my situation. I am working in Illinois, with a MS degree from US and a BS degree from China. I surely need a credential evaluation before PE exam. Illinois board requires Non-ABET do the credential evaluation before sitting in FE exam. Moreover, Illinois PE needs 8 years experience after graduate(Please let me know I am not correct). However, the work visa I hold can only allows me to work in the States for maximum 6 years. Which means, if I register in Illinois, I need to spend more than $400 to get an EIT and still not sure if I able to get a PE in 6 years before my current visa expires. This makes me thinking about to get a EIT register in other states, like CA, do the credential evaluation after couple years before I take FE exam. If things go well, I can have a PE within 6 years, hopefully. In this case, even if I go back to China after 6yr, at least I have a certificate in CA, not like get a EIT in Illinois and still cumulating working experience for PE. Right? Please advice if there's some issue I didn't see. Any problem if CA EIT working in IL? Thanks guys.
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