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  1. 2 minutes ago, pwccny said:

    Please remove the topics that I mentioned and what you think should be gone. Thanks.

    Done! I think you should be in the clear. In the future, don't post any specifics about exam questions. NCEES does look at these boards.

    It's fine to talk the numbers game (about how many you are confident on, how many you guessed on, etc.), but no specifics. This applies to everyone!

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  2. 26 minutes ago, Mohican said:

    One of the NCEES joke was like that!

    Hey Mohican! Please be careful about what you post here regarding exam questions and remember your nondisclosure agreement you signed with NCEES. They do review these boards and we don't want anyone to get into trouble.

    I edited your post to delete the possibly suspect information. Hence why it appears as it does now.

    In the future, (and this applies to everyone!) try not to post any specific information from any exam questions, even if it is from memory. Better safe than sorry!

  3. 37 minutes ago, ptatohed said:

    You'd know better than me but I thought what I read from others on here is that the Board stopped waiting for the National results to be distributed before distributing the state results (something they used to always do). 

    I think this might be the case starting next exam cycle, but as of October 2016, they were still linked as the seismic and surveying results were released to you via a locked pdf (password provided in a separate email) that has a little table listing the four examinations (NCEES PE exam, CA seismic, CA surveying, and take home ethics exam) and what your "current status" (achieved vs. pending) was.

    This couldn't be filled out properly until the board had released the PE exam results. In the two times I dealt with this, I believe the results of the state exams came a day (or maybe two) after the PE exam.

    Again, I predict this will change at least starting next exam cycle, as the state exams will no longer be tied to the same time period the PE exam is offered.

  4. 8 minutes ago, vhab49 said:

    So in CA, you have to have your PE to get your SE? 

    Yes. From the CA BPELSG's website (http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/seappinst.shtml):


    Each applicant for authority to use the title "Structural Engineer" must:

    • Hold a valid and current license as a civil engineer in California.
    • Provide evidence showing three years of qualifying, full-time experience "in responsible charge" of structural engineering work. The three years must have been gained after the date of issuance of the civil engineer license.
    • Pass the required examination(s) as described in the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Structural Engineer Examination.
    • Pay the required fee.
    • Neither U.S. citizenship nor California residence is required. However, disclosure of your social security number or individual taxpayer identification number is mandatory. U.S. citizens who do not have a social security number may contact their local United States Social Security Office at 1-800-722-1213 or http://www.ssa.gov/online/forms.html. Non-U.S. citizens without a social security number may request an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the Department of Treasury (Internal Revenue Service) at (215) 516-4846 or http://www.irs.gov.

    Experience Requirements
    Qualifying experience is counted three years from the date of licensure as a civil engineer in California.


  5. I have my PE license and am not yet capable of sitting for the SE exam, but I believe that with the application process needed to apply to take the SE exam, you're looking at sitting for it for the first time 3.5 years (or, 7 test cycles, assuming there are 2 test cycles per year) after the test cycle in which you became a licensed PE.

    This will all change next year when the seismic and surveying tests become offered essentially year-round, and the math might not work out so cleanly.

    But as an example, I became a licensed PE in April 2017, so I anticipate applying in the spring of 2020 for the October 2020 SE exam.

    As for reference material? I would definitely wait to get closer to your anticipated test date before buying references, for exactly the reason you mentioned: that they are up-to-date. It is worth thinking about what codes will be relevant, and whether you anticipate that NCEES will update the codes it says the exam will be based upon.

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