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  1. 1 hour ago, wiliki said:

    Thanks for the response and links!! @leggo

    It really is unclear what the new process in getting licensed will be. I just hope that whatever I paid and submit for the board approval will still somehow apply.... it will be a huge hassle to obtain my references all over again :wacko:

    I agree! It's so confusing, especially for people in this round who applied before but are taking the PE exam after this all went into effect. I think it will all clear itself up with time, but it certainly seems more complicated right now. In the end, I think it will be simpler. But not for us right now!

    And you're welcome!


  2. 3 minutes ago, wiliki said:

    With the new board approval process, does this mean that if and when the PE exam is passed, no references need to be submitted.... the only requirement to be officially licensed is to pass both the FE and PE (electrical discipline)? I assume that references would still need to be submitted at some point? Or has this part been completely removed from the requirements? 

    Oh no, you definitely still need Board approval to become officially licensed. And ah, I apologize -- I didn't realize you were electrical! So ignore what I said about the CA state seismic and surveying exams. Those only apply to Civil PE's.

    Now, the CA Board is asking that you submit an additional form to them after you pass the PE exam (the form is located here: http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/board_notification_form.pdf) to let them know that you passed the National PE Exam. I would imagine you would get approval before this all comes into play. Other than making the Board aware that you passed the National Exam, it is a little bit of a mystery to me as far as what the Board is going to do once they have received this form.

    This pdf was also posted onto the Board's website on January 3rd, which confirms that you do not need Board Approval before registering and taking the National PE Exam.

     


  3. Hi wiliki!

    I can only say from personal experience, but I would think you should be hearing back some time soon. My coworker and I applied to the board last winter for April 2016, and she didn't hear anything at all until around now, and I did not get approval until the beginning of February. Granted, there was something that was up with my application and I needed to send in additional information, and for that, I did have to bug the CA BPELSG a BUNCH to find that out and then submit the additional information.

    All that to say, with the new board approval process now in place, you do not need CA Board approval to take the national PE exam. Pretty much anyone who has passed the FE exam can now take the PE exam in CA without having applied to the CA Board and been approved first.

    You do, however, still need CA Board approval to take the CA state seismic and surveying exams, and you also need it to become licensed as a CA civil engineer once you have passed all three of the exams (plus the take-home ethics exam).

    I hope I didn't confuse use! And I agree with knight1fox3, in that @CAPLS is probably of help here.

     


  4. Hi, everyone! I've found a few people out there who are also taking EET's on-demand breadth course, but I'm not sure I've found anyone taking the on-demand structural depth course.

    Just thought this might be a place to come to coordinate studies, ask questions, etc.

    So, is there anyone else out there doing EET's structural depth with me?

     


  5. 6 hours ago, SoCalBound said:

    Thank you guys, I can ignore some of the sections in Mansour's and Cuomo's books, then.

    So far, the most challenging section for me is "Staking". I feel like it is a section suitable for practicing surveyors. I am a structural guy and one only surveying course I took in undergrad did not have Staking subject in the curriculum.

     

    Definitely ignore the topics in Mansour's and Cuomo's books that are not on the Board's syllabus. They are not worth your time.

    As for staking, I thought it was tricky, too! I don't recall Cuomo's book being a great resource for it, and don't remember really ever finding any really good resources for it period. I do, however, think that the chance of you getting lots of staking questions is not that high. I ended up learning the basic staking markings as best I could, and throwing anything more complicated to the wind in the hopes of not being asked it on the exam itself.


  6. Hiner's book is pure GOLD for the Seismic exam! I highly, highly recommend it. Otherwise, I think you are well-covered in terms of what to bring to the exam. In all likelihood, you will not even need the material codes, besides maaaaybe NDS. But I would (and did, myself) bring them just in case.

    I haven't seen the EET book, but have heard great things about their seismic course and am currently enrolled in their breadth and depth courses with exposure to those practice problems. I would imagine those are good problems to do, as well. I don't really know anything about Baradar.


  7. 2 hours ago, Dark Knight said:

    Yes it was. Was the Steelers vs Chiefs as close as the score shows? It was 18-10, early in the 4th Q, when I went to bed so do not know how was the flow in those last minutes. Did KC score and fail a 2 pt conversion?

    Oh man, it was a bad ending for KC. KC scored a TD with little time remaining in the game, to make it 18-16. They then actually GOT the 2-point conversion (the guy was wide open in the end zone), but were called for holding, so it was taken back. The points were erased, the line of scrimmage was pushed back 10 yds, and they had to go for it again... And missed.

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  8. I did a 5k with friends around Lake Merritt in Oakland yesterday. Slower pace than I would have done on my own, but it was a refreshing change to run with others and get to chat along the way! Hoping to get a long run (read, 10 miles) in this coming weekend, as I do have a half marathon coming the first weekend of February...


  9. On 12/13/2016 at 10:16 AM, Orangineer said:

    The flowchart does suggest you can no longer take them all at once: http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/new_process_flowchart.pdf

    The flowcharts really only apply to people who are presumably taking the national PE Exam before they are approved by the CA BPELSG to take the state specific seismic and surveying exams. For example, my coworker, who graduated in June 2016 with his M.S., has registered to take the national PE Exam this spring without sending in the application to the CA Board. As he does not have the one year of work experience needed to take the state specific exams, he will wait to apply to take those exams and will, by design, be spreading his exams out over two test periods.

    I think the general idea now is that CA is giving the opportunity to people to take the national PE exam without needing Board approval. Thus, one can absolutely register for and pass the national PE exam before they have the required work experience to take the state specific exams. Nothing is stopping anyone from waiting any number of years (i.e. one year with a master's degree, two years with an undergraduate degree only) after graduating college before taking the PE Exam. In this case, as long as you have Board approval, you could take all three exams in one cycle and assuming you pass all of them, be done with it.


  10. 43 minutes ago, Jbone27 said:

    Leggo, I haven't started anything yet. I talked to Nazrul and he said just to wait until I get my binders in. They should be arriving to today so I plan to start over the weekend. I am on demand but will be following the the schedule laid out for webinar. We can exchange info and we can touch base if either of us gets stuck when working through practice problems.

    Sounds good to me!

    My study plan is to mainly do practice problems during the week, and tackle the videos on the weekends. I'm going to try to stay slightly ahead of the schedule, but that may vary a bit depending on any other commitments I have.


  11. On 1/10/2017 at 4:57 PM, leggo said:

    It can even save your route and upload it later if you (like I do sometimes) forget to turn on your data but lose wifi during your run.

    By "save your route", I do not mean that it saves a map of your route. It will simply save that you biked X number of miles, so your donation will not disappear.

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  12. On 1/6/2017 at 7:26 AM, Jbone27 said:

    You guys stop being weird. I'm signed up for the On-demand breadth (live webinar is full) and the webinar for WRE. First time taking the PE. Good luck to all and if anyone is interested in some collaborative study I'm all for it.

    I'm not a WRE taker (doing structural, third time... Ugh) but am signed up for EET's on-demand breadth (and on-demand depth structural). Have you started any of the videos yet? I have started the Estimates one, but just barely. I wouldn't mind doing collaborative stuff, at least for breadth since that's where we overlap.


  13. Copying this over from the running thread! Because it applies to those who bike, also!

    To those of us who run, or bike, with our phones... Has everyone heard of Charity Miles? It's an AMAZING app where you are sponsored by a company (like Johnson & Johnson, or Wanderlust, etc.) to run indoors or outdoors, or bike outdoors, and donate money to the charity of your choice during your workout. It involves zero money on your part, as it is your sponsoring company that is making the donation. It can run in the background while you are running any other apps like the NRC app, MapMyRun or MapMyFitness, or Strava. It can even save your route and upload it later if you (like I do sometimes) forget to turn on your data but lose wifi during your run. 

    Seriously, Charity Miles is my favorite app I have ever come across. It can take a little bit to get the hang of remembering to turn it on, but it is such a feel good way to exercise.


  14. Nice job, @wilheldp_PE!

    I have trouble pacing myself sometimes, as well. I generally slow down inherently as time goes on in my runs, and still burn myself out sometimes. I find I need to run on a really consistent basis and be doing the same or similar routes repeatedly before I can really pace myself well. Granted, I do all of this without any means of really timing my run, other than the clock on my phone.

    Which reminds me! To those of us who run, or bike, with our phones... Has everyone heard of Charity Miles? It's an AMAZING app where you are sponsored by a company (like Johnson & Johnson, or Wanderlust, etc.) to run indoors or outdoors, or bike outdoors, and donate money to the charity of your choice during your workout. It involves zero money on your part, as it is your sponsoring company that is making the donation. It can run in the background while you are running any other apps like the NRC app, MapMyRun or MapMyFitness, or Strava. It can even save your route and upload it later if you (like I do sometimes) forget to turn on your data but lose wifi during your run. 

    Seriously, Charity Miles is my favorite app I have ever come across. 

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