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    Environmental Remediation
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  1. btkist

    Missouri License Numbers

    Missouri issued their license numbers yesterday. Primary Source Verification can be found here: https://renew.pr.mo.gov/licensee-search.asp Mostly posting this for future test takers.
  2. I work in the environmental remediation field. My degrees are both in Civil. My manager said to take the Civil WRE since it's a broader certification (i.e. your stamp says 'Civil' and not 'Civil - Water Resources/Environmental'). That and some states don't recognize the Environmental as a separate discipline. And take the EET WRE course. Nazrul is a great teacher and I wish I would have spent the money the first time, and not after failing twice.
  3. btkist

    Celebration?

    I'm thinking about throwing a happy hour together. Nothing fancy. I did open a nice bottle of barrel-aged stout from Side Project to celebrate with close friends. I had been saving it for a special occasion and thought this was fitting.
  4. btkist

    EET Advice

    Took the EET WRE Live Webinar. I was debating between the live one and the on demand one, and I was glad that I took the live one. It forces you to block time off from your Saturdays and Wednesdays and participate in the classes. Nazrul does get to know the people in the class and will call on them by name to answer questions, which was helpful. You can also watch the recordings later if you miss the live class. I had a previous commitment one Saturday and it took me over a week to get caught up due to work/personal schedules But seriously, after failing twice, I wish I would have spent the money sooner and taken EET. Their materials are top notch. I only used the CERM for maybe 3 questions on the test? Let me know if you have any questions.
  5. btkist

    4th Attempt Going to Board

    Another thought would be to wait until the April test again. Take the time off to relax and not worry about it. I also found that it was easier to study starting in January when the weather outside was bad versus starting in July when the weather was nice and lots more stuff to do.
  6. btkist

    Serious 'how to pass PE exam' strategy advice needed

    TBH, I didnt read the previous replies thoroughly. But after failing twice and taking the EET course (Water Resources), I would highly recommend EET if their other disciplines are similar. The Breadth was a good course, and the Depth was amazing (Nazrul is a great instructor). Another person said to make an index of the handouts. EET gave us a sample one which a previous student had made of what topics were on what pages of their handouts. I added to that one, and I made my own (based on a file I found on here) with practice tests (posted an updated file in another thread), which had the different NCEES topics and where I could find an example problem similar (i.e. horizontal curve -> NCEES 2008 test #117, NCEES 2014 #119), which helped a lot. Just don't give up. If you give up, that is when you are a failure. It's a beast of a test.
  7. btkist

    Salaries??

    Echoing what others have said... I heard we don't get a big raise (I'm at a nationwide consulting firm with ~6,000 employees). I assume the value is further down the hallway from the doors that open from having your PE, like project management, office management, etc which comes with more responsibility.
  8. btkist

    April 2018 Results Map

    Missouri is out. Got the email at 12:10 PM CST. Don't want to look.
  9. I feel good. I thought the morning was an average difficulty, with a handful of tricky questions. I breezed through the afternoon portion, but there were 5/6 questions that I could not figure out or find a relevant section in the CERM, and ended up taking an attempt on them to hopefully eliminate some incorrect answers. Hopefully after their magic test grading method, I end up passing.
  10. btkist

    Watches?

    I've worn the F91W the previous two times I took the test (in Missouri) and have not had any issues with it being digital or the beep when the stop watch starts. I believe they are more worried if you have an alarm that goes off at 3:30 or something and beeps until you turn it off, which could be distracting to others.
  11. btkist

    EET Videos

    I'm taking the EET course currently. I missed the live webinar this past week and have been watching the videos. I found that there is a panel on the left side of Adobe Connect that has the slide changes as bookmarks.
  12. I thought this was a great idea and did something similar the last time I took the exam. I had some time during my review course that I ended up adding the other disciplines breakdowns for the afternoon portion. NCEES PE Specs_Civil-All.xlsx
  13. I used my work's report coil binder. I printed the sheets I wanted as a reference and bound them with a cardstock back cover, the sheet I wanted, and then a clear plastic cover. They were bound and I was able to easily reference the info I wanted. And don't write on anything. I wrote in my notes with pen, or I went through my reference books and highlighted over any pencil markings. I did find a couple old homework assignments in a college book of mine that I walked up and gave to the proctor before the test and they threw them away... Just another thing to check before the exam.
  14. Same boat as you... Failed the last two exams. I'm taking the EET courses right now and they are pretty helpful. Nazrul is really helpful and thorough at explaining concepts. The binders with info and practice problems are top notch.
  15. btkist

    EET Books

    Thanks for the replys. I'll pick up the old ones and save some money. I have some standards and my newer textbooks which I could reference for any codes.
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