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  1. Hey, I'm just over here snooping from the electrical power group. We are moving to CBT in January. I was studying for pencil/paper exam that was supposed to happen back in April. Then it was cancelled. I'm a multiple PE exam taker so I'm trying to decide if I want to try again this Oct. before it goes to CBT. Was there any validity to you guys prediction above? Is there anybody in the group who have taken both pencil/paper exam and CBT? Curious to understand how people felt about one versus the other.
  2. That's a great question. Hopefully some of those who have taken the CBT can chime in. Even though you can't take those references with you they are still going to prove useful. If these are the only two books you have so far you need to look into purchasing/renting other resources. I didn't find Camara's reference book useful at all. Sure there were times during one of the exams where I grabbed it in a panic to try find info that would help me with one of the problems. In general though I didn't like that reference. I would suggest Eng Pro Guide for the Power Exam. All of Justin's resources will help tremendously. has a ton of free resources online and Zach now has a practice exam that you can purchase. Both of these guys offer prep courses as well. I'm going to start studying for the October PE but when NCEES offers the Power reference book I'm going to check that out. I'm very curious how they are going to compile all the info needed for the exam. Is it going to be a 1 million page document?!?!?! 🤣 Something else you could do is go into forum groups for those who have already transitioned. I know environmental did a while ago. Maybe scroll through that group to see if you can find any info on how the transition went. I would be curious to hear how the NCEES provided ref. manual compared to the references that they used to study with.
  3. NCEES announced that beginning Jan. 2021 electrical power would convert to CBT. So it looks like my fate has been determined. I'll be taking it this October. I really want to pass this thing with all by references that I've purchased over the years,
  4. I'm pretty gun shy right now. No clue what I'm going to do. I know I need to start studying but I'm still pretty butt hurt over what happened in March. I have a stack of references beside my bed that I keep telling myself I'm going to pick up and start reading but I never actually make it happen. Life has been a little crazy lately. My husband and I are busier now than than we were when we had to commute to work everyday!
  5. Now that everyone has had time to process what happened on Friday has anybody come up with a game plan for how to move forward for Oct. 2020 exam? Are you going to take a couple months off or keep going but at a slower pace? There were a couple reference books that I was going to have a hard time becoming familiar with due to time constraints. I think I'm going to spend some quality time in those references now and speed things up again in July. If you were taking a prep course how is that being handled by the company/instructor?
  6. I have that one as well. I used it for a project a few years ago so I just stuck it in my binder with 497/499 and 30B. I haven't needed to use it yet but it's there if I do.
  7. What would be real disastrous for me would be if they sent us all home to work AND daycare closed!!!
  8. Not sure about Civil/Structural. For electrical the main code book (NEC) we have to bring was update for 2020 so I think NCEES will start using that version in 2021. I could be wrong though.
  9. Definitely not! I've failed several times now. I'm with you on this one! I'm pissed! But I'll get over it and I'll get back to it so I'm ready for October.
  10. How is this their fault? It completely blows but it's probably the right thing to do. Directives are coming down from state levels. My job is about to send everyone home and we'll work from home until we hear otherwise. I doubt NCEES wants to refund all of that money!
  11. The email that I got said to give them (NCEES) some time to work everything out before contacting them or your state board.
  12. Definitely going to take a break and get back to doing some a the things I enjoy, then when I mentally get over this I will get back to it but at a slower pace. I took a vacation day today to study and do some things around the house. I think I'm just going to walk to the bar now. I think I need beer!
  13. SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😭
  14. Yeah postponing out for another month wouldn't be horrible. I just don't want to wait until Oct.
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