Here’s my 2 cents, hopefully it is helpful
I took the exam (Construction) for the first time in October and passed. I would very much recommend choosing that depth, especially if that’s your background. The test is very manageable and passable. I’m not quite sure what to make of the lower pass rates, but I didn’t find it overly difficult.
I did take a prep course, EET, and would absolutely recommend them. Frankly, I think anyone planning to take the Construction portion should 100% go with EET and this is why:
I graduated and passed the EIT/FE in 1999. For the past 20yrs I’ve worked in construction but primarily in administration with very little technical work. However, in the past couple years, I’ve started to get more involved technically and decided it was time to finally get my P.E. Once I decided to start the process, the next decision was deciding on the best prep method. Self-study or a course.
Considering I hadn’t cracked a text book in 20 yrs, hadn’t thought about Open Channel Flow, Free Body Diagrams or Effective Stress in an eternity and work 50-60 hrs/week with two young children. I needed to be efficient and re-learn most of my engineering education in a very short time period. So, I decided on a course and I decided on EET. I had a co-worker that used them and recommended them, so I signed up for their Breadth recordings and live Depth course.
Their course started July 20 and their final practice exam was a week or so before the test. I did not follow their course to a tee. I didn’t start studying in earnest until August and lost most of September to life. However, I did use their webinar recordings and caught a live teaching whenever I could.
EET’s material consists of two 3”, 3-ring binders. One for the Breadth and one for the Depth. Those two binders were the only materials I took into the exam. I planned on taking the SP(4) Formwork book but forgot it. As an aside, there were 3 formwork questions that required the use of that book (F&%k!!!).
Anyway, their course and their materials got me up to speed quickly and thru the exam. Their materials were accurate and reflective of what I saw on the exam. I can’t say enough about their program and definitively recommend them.
In my experience and opinion, EET is all you need to pass the Construction portion.