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  1. Note: My company pays of all my annual fees, chapter meetings costs, annual conference fees. NSPE - I go to the lunch meetings for CEU's that are five minutes from the office. PMI (Project Management Institute) - I am kind of a Project Management geek and the restaurant where they hold their lunch meetings is good and fairly close by. I enjoyed the local Symposium that I attended for the first time last year. USGBC (US Green Building Council) - Corporate membership. I am not involved locally, but I can get my LEED specific CEU's for free and have been to Greenbuild a couple of times (can get too political at times though). ULI (Urban Land Institute) - have been to a couple local meetings and national conventions, but not recently. MBI (Modular Building Institute). My old boss asked me to join, but have not been involved in anything yet.
  2. When I received my certificate at an NSPE event, the head of Engineering Review Board in my state was there and gave a presentation. He made it clear that that stamp is yours, not your Employers. However, there are a couple of things to consider. 1. Are you qualified to stamp this type of work. 2. Do you have any agreements at your place of employment about outside work, even it is for a friend. 3. Do you have E&O Insurance (I am assuming that your employer's policy will not cover you). Assume you stamp the drawings and all the engineering is correct. Your friend gets transferred out of state and they sell their place. A collapse occurs soon after due to manufactures defect at a connection or a there is an unapproved modification done. Someone gets injured and an attorney gets hired that advertises on billboards and they decide to sue everyone (So much for that favor to a friend). None of these are your fault as the engineering is correct, but you will have to prove that if there is a lawsuit is allowed to proceed forward. I am also saying that you should not do it, but I do second that you make sure you have your bases covered.
  3. I just wanted to see a battle between Apollo Creed vs. Gina Carano vs. the Red Viper in a "Battle Royale". Yes, Apollo Creed is past his prime, but who would win this three way battle. My money is on Gina.
  4. If you felt confident in your answers, you probably got a result that matched one of the answers. If that is the case, you most likely used a wrong equation, used a wrong assumption, or got tricked. NCEES throws in trick questions and if you missed one or two of these, that could have been the difference. In the practice tests I took, I made a lot of these mistakes and made it point to not make that mistake on the actual exam. I am assuming that you probably made these same type of errors. I would just keep at it and really pay attention to the practice questions I missed and why i did not get the correct answers.
  5. ruggercsc

    Cut Scores

    I believe Georgia has a military veterans preference points that if you meet a certain criteria, you may have have a lower cut score. Check their website for details. Any Veterans may look into taking the test in Georgia if they meet the criteria.
  6. Ammo, Taco Bell Gift Card, Hookers, and Blow would be one interesting Christmas morning.
  7. Hell has frozen over so you must get them soon
  8. White Castle gift cards also like give back.
  9. I liked your first response better. We are having an 80's themed Christmas Party at work and your response was my first thought, but in reality it will not nearly be that "fun".
  10. Maybe he should try one of the following institutions of higher learning: Colby Nolan Colby Nolan is a housecat who was awarded an MBA in 2004 by Trinity Southern University, a Dallas-based diploma mill, sparking a fraud lawsuit by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.[2] Colby Nolan lives with a deputy attorney general. In looking to expose Trinity Southern University for fraud, some undercover agents had the then six-year-old feline obtain a bachelor's degree in business administration for $299. On the animal's application, the agents claimed that the cat had previously taken courses at a community college, worked at a fast-food restaurant, babysat, and maintained a newspaper route. In response, the institution informed Colby that, due to the job experience listed on his application, he was eligible for an executive MBA which he could obtain for an additional $100. The transcript submitted by the agents claimed that Colby had a GPA of 3.5. Upon learning that the cat received the degree, Pennsylvania attorney general Jerry Pappert filed a lawsuit against Trinity Southern University.[3] In the lawsuit, Pappert directed the diploma mill, which had used email spam to sell degrees, to provide restitution to anyone who had ordered a degree from them. In December 2004, the Texas attorney general obtained a temporary restraining order under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act against Trinity Southern and its owners, Craig B. and Alton S. Poe. The court also ordered the school's assets frozen.[4] In March 2005, the Poes were assessed penalties of over $100,000 by the court and were ordered not to market or promote fraudulent, substandard degree programs or to represent their university as being accredited or affiliated with legitimate universities.[5][6] It was reported that the Poes were also associated with Wesleyan International University and Prixo Southern University.[6] Trinity Southern University's website has been offline since 2005.[7] George In 2009, George, a cat owned by Chris Jackson (presenter of the BBC show Inside Out North East & Cumbria), was registered with three professional organizations: the British Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming, the United Fellowship of Hypnotherapists, and the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association, securing George's accreditation as a hypnotherapist. George now[when?] works to help people get over their PTSD.[8][9] Henrietta Ben Goldacre, a UK-based physician and science journalist, wrote in 2004 that his cat Henrietta had obtained a diploma in nutrition from the American Association of Nutritional Consultants; Goldacre had been investigating allegations about the qualifications claimed by Gillian McKeith.[10][11] Goldacre said, "it’s a particular honour since dear, sweet, little Hettie died about a year ago."[10] Kitty O'Malley In 1973, the Lakeland, Florida newspaper The Ledger obtained a high school diploma from "Washington High Academy" for Kitty O'Malley, a cat also known as Spanky. While the diploma was deemed insufficient to gain Kitty admission to local colleges, the state attorney general's office planned to investigate the institution.[12] Oliver Greenhalgh On December 10, 1967, The Times reported that Oliver Greenhalgh had been accepted as a fellow of the English Association of Estate Agents and Valuers, after a payment of eleven guineas (his two references were not verified). Oliver was a cat belonging to Michael Greenhalgh, a cameraman with Television Wales and the West, who was pursuing an investigation of bogus professional associations.[13][14] Oreo Collins[edit] Oreo C. Collins (born around 2007) is a tuxedo cat who gained notoriety when she received a diploma from Jefferson High School Online in 2009, although her age was misrepresented in order to qualify.[15] The sting was an investigative operation by the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia headed by Kelvin Collins, Oreo's owner.[16] Zoe D. Katze Zoe D. Katze ("Zoe the Cat" in German) was a housecat owned by Steve K. D. Eichel. Around 2001, Eichel was able to obtain several well-known hypnotherapy certifications for his cat. The ease with which Zoe obtained these credentials became the subject of an article by the American Bar Association and a news report by CBS News.[17] The certification of Zoe has been cited in several books and articles on credentialing scams, and has appeared in psychology and forensic curricula. Eichel also served as the consultant to the BBC investigation that ultimately led to the certification of George the cat by various UK hypnosis associations.[8] Dogs Lulu In 2010, Mark Howard, a member of the legal team for the claimants (BSkyB) in BSkyB Ltd & Anor v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd & Anor [2010][18] obtained a degree for his dog Lulu from Concordia College in the US Virgin Islands. Lulu "graduated" with higher marks than the defendant's key witness, who the judge found had lied that he had attended classes for his Concordia MBA.[19][20] In the legal community, the story of the witness' MBA is described as "infamous",[21] and a supervisory management cautionary tale.[22] Molly In February 2012, in a story on local diploma mills by Houston television station KHOU, the reporters got a high school diploma and official transcript from Lincoln Academy for their photographer's basset hound Molly for $300 after filling out a "laughable", "easy take-home test".[23] According to a homeschooling advocate, Lincoln Academy and other schools were improperly taking advantage of a Texas law that prohibits discrimination by public colleges and universities against homeschooled students.[23] Pete The American University of London offered Pete, a four-year-old male short-haired Lurcher[24] in Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, London, an MBA for £4,500 without requiring any course work. The BBC current affairs program Newsnight reported in 2013 that the dog, named "Peter Smith" on the faked CV for a management consultant, was offered an MBA by the university's Accreditation of Previous Experiential Learning board based on his "made-up work experience and a fictitious undergraduate degree" just four days after applying for the course.[25] Sassafras Herbert In 1984, Time Magazine reported that Sassafras, a female poodle belonging to a New York City physician, had received a diploma from the American Association of Nutrition and Dietary Consultants. Her owner had bought the diploma for $50 to demonstrate that "something that looks like a diploma doesn't mean that somebody has responsible training".[26][27] Sonny The May 30, 2007 episode of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation comedy show The Chaser's War on Everything documented host Chas Licciardello applying online and obtaining a medical degree for his dog Sonny from the diploma mill Ashwood University. Sonny's "work experience" included "significant proctology experience sniffing other dogs' bums".[28][29] Ashwood University has since been listed as a Non Accredited Degree Supplier in the states of Michigan, Oregon, and Texas.[30] Wally In 2004, the Albany, New York television station WRGB ran a report in which reporter Peter Brancato applied to and received an associate degree from Almeda University on behalf of his dog, Wally.[31][32] On the application, Brancato listed, "Plays with the kids every day ... teaches them to interact better with each other ... Teaches them responsibilities like feeding the dog." Almeda University granted Wally a "life experience" associate degree in "Childhood Development". After the report aired, Almeda University protested that Brancato perjured himself by creating a false identity using a fabricated name and date of birth. In a public statement, an Almeda University representative wrote, "He completed an application that included a background of the following: Eight-years tutoring pre-K children, curriculum design and development, teaching coping skills, and volunteer coaching".[33] In March 2008, Wally was featured in a Lake Geneva, Wisconsin mayoral campaign political cartoon, with a dialogue bubble reading, "I graduated with Bill Chesen", referring to candidate Chesen's Almeda University bachelor's degree.[34] Ollie In 2017, Mike Daube, a public health expert in Western Australia, reinvented his dog Ollie as Dr. Olivia Doll. He made up credentials including "past associate of the Shenton Park Institute for Canine Refuge Studies" (where she was a rescue dog) and submitted her application for posts on the editorial boards of some predatory journals. Several accepted her application, and the Global Journal of Addiction and Rehabilitation Medicine named her associate editor.[35] Maxwell Sniffingwell In 2009, Dr. Ben Mays, a veterinarian in Clinton, Arkansas, submitted an application to Belford University on behalf of English bulldog Maxwell Sniffingwell. The application included his work as a reproductive specialist, noting his "natural ability in theriogenology" and "experimental work with felines" and his understanding of the merits of specialization despite a desire to "'do them all.'" His application was accepted upon the $549 payment to the university.[36] Chester Ludlow In 2009, Chester Ludlow, a pug from Vermont was awarded an MBA by Rochville University. His owner submitted an application and US$499 and received a "diploma, two sets of transcripts, a certificate of distinction in finance, and a certificate of membership in the student council."[37] Note: Source is Wikipedia
  11. I guess now he has more time to play video games in his parents basement.
  12. Passed the first time back in 2016 APRIL. I work mostly on Design-Build projects but the only need for sealing/stamping is for certifications that "Improvements were built according to the Approved Drawings and Specifications" when certain municipalities require an Engineers stamp. Good look with your website. It looks pretty professional. Thanks for helping others pass the exam. I know sites like these helped me when I was preparing to take the exam and waiting for the results.
  13. He will probably have multiple PHD's and an MD by then.
  14. Can he get his PE license before he gets his Driver's License?
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