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  1. Two of my references were from one company (10 months) and the other two were from another (2 months).
  2. I'm not sure about the first question since I passed the PE first. Since I had a master's degree, I was able to just document 12 months of experience from 4 references.
  3. I got a paper certificate as well. I didn't know we would be getting a plastic card! I took the surveying exam in January and the seismic exam in February.
  4. I just got my physical license in the mail. Based on your timeline, I'm assuming we should be receiving that email soon!
  5. I haven't received any emails either. I wonder how long this will take.
  6. Yes, my license number has been posted since March 31st! Hopefully, yours get posted soon.
  7. I sent an email to a BPELSG Evaluator to confirm if this is true. They said we don't need to provide a notice of successful national examination form. We just have to wait. Their email is a bit confusing. They said a temporary license will be issued. Are we going to have to pay for a renewal fee soon?
  8. Not yet 😕 I wonder if the results will come out tomorrow...
  9. 1. Surveying 2. How many (out of 55) did you feel confident on? 30 3. How many (out of 55) did you make educated guesses on? 15 4. How many (out of 55) did you completely guess on? 10 5. Did you pass/fail? Pass === 1. Seismic 2. How many (out of 55) did you feel confident on? 38 3. How many (out of 55) did you make educated guesses on? 12 4. How many (out of 55) did you completely guess on? 5 5. Did you pass/fail? Pass
  10. Thanks! You too! I used the EET surveying book. I would say the real exam is slightly harder than what is shown in the EET book. I heard Reza's book is pretty good too. Are you taking the EET course right now? What do you think?
  11. Passed surveying! I hope everyone else passed
  12. I just took the seismic exam and I think I have a good chance at passing it! The "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" and "Practice Exams for the California Seismic Principles Civil PE Examination" were extremely helpful. I was surprised to see examples/drawings in the "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" book that looked almost identical to the real exam. The "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" book is pretty thick and super organized. At least 90% of the exam questions can be found in this book. Based on your ratings, I would give those two books a 3 (close to reality). I only used the books in addition to the helpful cheat sheets that came with the EET course. I didn't have to buy the California Building Code, ASCE 7-10, etc. If you can, I would recommend taking the EET seismic course.
  13. I hope the results come out today! I'm so nervous. It just looks like on average, the results have been coming out on Mondays. I wonder what determines the release dates.
  14. Thanks for setting this up! I predict we will hear back on Monday, February 11th.
  15. It is kind of hard to say. I want to say 100-125 hours. I bought the course in September and ended up studying for about one hour a day after work, skipping some weekdays and weekends. I usually tend to spread out my studying rather than cramming in the last two weeks. I went through the EET book twice and used half of it on the test. I think it is really important to know your geometry really well. I think I just had a hard time visualizing images especially since I was not given simple curves and I thought the exam would be more straightforward. For example, I may create fake problems for myself like drawing a random line that cuts through curves and seeing if I can calculate certain coordinates at any point of that line (just thought of this at the top of my head right now). In addition, I think being familiar with the equipment and the types of surveys out there (besides the typical topographic, control, route surveys, etc) can help. My EET scores and the number of difficult questions I found on the real test are somewhat similar to blee26's previous post. Maybe my expectations are too high. I just assumed that if I could score 70-90% on the EET tests, I would be able to score about the same on the real tests.
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