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  1. I took the EET depth prep course for the Civil PE - Water Resources and Environmental. The course was a lot of work, but I absolutely would not have passed without taking this class. It was a 'you don't know what you don't know' sort of situation going in. I have been out of school for 7 years and only worked in the water resources field for approximately 1 year after college. I have had a wide variety of jobs since then - a couple have been in the engineering field; none of them have been in WR or environmental or even true design. My point in saying that is that I had very little knowledge and experience going into the PE prep. Nazrul's class was excellent from the start. He is clearly invested in each of his student's success on the exam. The course materials are very well laid out with loads of worked examples to help teach you and then even more problems to practice on. They way he explains topics is so straightforward and easy to comprehend. If you don't understand it the first time, he will try a different method of explanation to help drive the point home. The class is absolutely worth the effort and it plus the binder were vital to my success on the exam. The only other prep material I had for the PM portion was the depth exam I purchased from NCEES, CERM and a Metcalf & Eddy WWT book I used as a reference in the exam. As a side note, I took the exam in October 2019 and I used the CERM 15th edition (current is CERM 16th) and saved a bunch of money buying it in good used condition. I didn't have any issues with outdated spec references since that's not really part of the AM portion or WRE depth. My only regret is that I didn't also take the morning/breadth prep through EET. A different class was sponsored through my job for the breadth portion and was taught by Peter Martin. The class had almost no instruction or explanation and was just a poorly organized series of questions that he sort of walked through each week and the rest was up to you to self-teach. This was not well-suited to my learning style and, had I not spent a considerable amount of time preparing for the breadth topics aside from his course I think I would have really struggled. EET is expensive, but don't let it scare you away. In my opinion, it is absolutely worth the money to pass on the first attempt! I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone considering the Civil PE - WRE. Good luck (and thanks Nazrul!)!
  2. I took the PE construction exam in April and just found out last week that I passed. I took the EET on-demand course to prepare and those guys did a great job. Each student gets 2 large binders full of lecture notes and practice problems - one for the breadth and one for the depth you select. The professors do an excellent job with the notes they have prepared for lecture, explaining the concepts during the recorded sessions, and then walking through example problems step by step. They have a ton of practice problems and they give a practice exam when they are finished with the course to check your readiness. If you watch all the lectures and do all the problems it's pretty intensive and takes a a lot of time, (90+ hours of lecture breadth and depth combined and probably that amount of time outside the lectures doing problems - I'd estimate 150-200 hours minimum) but I felt like I was very well prepared going into the exam. When I took the test I felt very confident about most of the material. I felt they did a good job of really teaching the concepts that are most likely to be on the test and there were very few questions on the test that I hadn't seen something similar in the class. If there was any negative about the class it would have been the structures portion as it was difficult for me to follow, but they may have just been that it's a more difficult topic. If I had to do it over again I would definitely take EET to prep and I would highly recommend anybody who is preparing for the test to check it out.
  3. I have the following items for sale. Thoroughly studied and used all of them for studying. All are unmarked and barely used: EET Breadth Binder: $75 EET Water Resources Depth Binder: $75 Civil Engineering Reference Manual 15th Edition: $180 PPI Civil PE Practice Exam (Lindeburg): $30 PPI Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam 15th Edition: $40 All in One Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams (Goswami) (Contains 2 Breadth and 1 of each depth exam): $30 All in One Civil Engineering PE Breadth and Depth (Goswami): $60 Will entertain best offers. Thanks
  4. Can anyone who took the EET review course this year comment on how prepared they felt for the actual exam? Whether that was the Spring or Fall exam. I took EET’s seismic class and felt that they knocked it out of the park with preparing me but at this late hour I don’t feel quite as confident about the surveying class.
  5. I passed on my first attempt this year, April 2018, which is a huge relief! I took the EET Breadth and Depth review courses, and I can't say enough about how awesome an instructor Dr. Nazrul Islam is! (I'm not sure this is the best place for this post, so please advise if it should go elsewhere). My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science, so I had to take a bunch of extra courses to get into a graduate engineering program, to eventually get licensed as an engineer. I felt shaky on the breadth all the way through, which I expected. Dr. Islam runs a tight ship and provides you with all the material you need to pass the WRE Afternoon section. I signed up early for the depth, got the discount, thinking I could use the CERM to make my own reference binder for the morning, and when I saw how awesome Nazrul's course was, I signed up for the Breadth too. Unfortunately, the webinar Breadth course had filled up by that time, so I could only take the on-demand. The binders they provide are so organized, so in depth, such helpful resources. And from the thread "EET -Thanks (Passed PE Oct 2016)", this: Nazrul also was great at letting us know he believed we were capable and that we should rely on ourselves during the exam. In addition to being incredibly technical and thorough, he also just said some very kind things to instill confidence. He was also available by email, responding punctually, and even offered to talk to me on the phone and provide personal sessions (both of which I turned down, but that shows his dedication). I was sure I failed walking out of the exam, and I emailed Nazrul to tell him, and he was a good source of comfort. I highly recommend Nazrul's WRE depth course and the EET breadth course as well.
  6. For those who are looking for advice on taking the 8-hour portion of the PE, I strongly recommend taking the EET course! I was able to view the lecture videos freely through since I signed up for the Transportation Depth On-Demand course. They also provided a binder covering the topics that are listed in the exam specifications in the NCEES website. I was overwhelmed by the size of the binder, but the materials were manageable as I continued with the provided set schedule. With the On-Demand course, I watched lecture videos and followed along with the binder, every Sunday. Then I spent time studying and doing practice problems on the weekdays. With that habit, I was able to pass 8-hour portion of the PE for spring 2018 all thanks to the EET course!
  7. For those who took the EET webinar or on-demand classes, is there a way to increase the playback speed of recorded videos in the Adobe Connect environment that they use? If not in Adobe Connect maybe a way to download to another type of player or something? Some of these videos are so slow! Thanks in advance!
  8. 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?
  9. I signed up for the EET on demand course (structural depth) and starting it today. Is there a class schedule that I can follow? I feel like I’m missing something. I was given the instructions on how to reach the videos and then the big binder and that’s it. I don’t even know where to start. The recording contents are in no particular order and I’m finding myself trying to search for the appropriate video title for the first section of the binder. I take it we just dive right in and start from beginning to end with what’s in the binder? Please help if any of you have taken the on demand course or are taking it now.
  10. I signed up to take the EET course. I was wondering if anyone knew how much they use the recommended/required books. I plan on buying them, but want to purchase the new edition for some subliminal reason, rather than an older edition like suggested. Would the old ones be sufficient?
  11. I've decided to take the EET Review Course for the Breadth and Depth (Construction). For those of you who have or are taking both breadth and depth review course for EET how are you going about studying? Are you reviewing the Breadth course first followed by the Depth or are you combining the two at the same time?
  12. Hi, I am taking WRE PE on April 2017 and want to choose between School of PE and EET for the best Breadth session. I have read the previous posts about how good EET is for WRE depth section. But I want to make sure I will not go wrong with Breadth portion since that is the section I am weakest at. Thanks!
  13. has everyone had time to review everything in their class? Has it been hard or easy going? Please state which class you are enrolled in
  14. I passed.......!! : ))) Here is my background. Long story short, I graduated 5 years ago and didn't put effort to pass EIT when I was in school. Now I need to pass this EIT for my career and I decided to take review class. If you scroll down in this forum, I asked about review class back in January/February. I was on fence between School of PE and EET, and I decided to go with EET. I can't speak of School of PE, but I highly recommend EET FE CIVIL review class. (They have demo sample video if you want to see how it's like, but you need to ask them). I enrolled in Sameh's on demand online class. (Link is here because I can't commit class's schedule due to my baby and family. Here are the reasons why I gave EET's FE review class 4.5 starts out of 5. 1. The class format is very easy to follow and well structured. Sameh goes over a little bit of equations and concepts and he shows you where you can find that equation in NCEES's reference manual. Then follow by examples and quizzes. The class is heavily based on practicing problems than a lot of theories. Keep in mind that we are not trying to get Engineering Degree here, but we are trying to pass FE exam which you need to do a tons of practice problems. 2. There are a lot of problems available for you to practice. The level of difficulty of the problems is a little bit below Michael R. Lindeburg but harder than actual NCEES’s problems which i found it very well prepared for actual test. It’s mixed with easy, medium and hard questions. 3. There will be HW assignments for all subjects. Then timed section exams to test your speed and knowledge of subjects. Finally, you can have timed 110 NCEES’s alike final test. 4. I can’t conclude without talking about Sameh. He’s a very caring and positive person. I told him that I had to stop studying for 3 months due to my family circumstance and he’s very understanding. His responses are very prompt and you can ask him questions any time any day. The reason I am giving 4.5 is that there are a few things they can be improved on. The lectures are based on NCEES’s reference 9.0 version, not 9.4. Changes from 9.0 to 9.4 are very minor. NCEES just added a few transportation (2 pages) in 9.4 from 9.3, and a few deflection formulas changed in Mechanic of Materials. Their review is great for someone who got civil engineering background and needed review to recall what you have studied before. It's not designed for someone who needs to understand fundamental of civil engineering from the scratch. Here are the study materials that I have used to pass my 1st attempt (with real study): 1. EET FE Civil Review (Approximately 1000 problems with both examples, quizzes, HW, section exams, final exam) 2. NCEES practice problems 2014 (50 questions) 3. NCEES practice problems 2009 (60 morning / 30 afternoon questions) 4. Utlimate Civil FE practice problems by Isaac Oakeson (110 questions) (Do only after you completed your review to practice your speed) 5. Michael R. Lindeburg’s FE Civil Practice Problems (I did around 200 problems out of 466 in the book in Math, Hydraulic, Environmental, Geotech, Materials, Transportation, Construction, Computer) (I glanced through Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Structural and skipped problems that required more than 4 steps which won’t be on test). My Strategies on Exam Day 1. Light review or no study at all on a day before exam. 2. Make sure you have enough 8 hours sleep on a night before exam. 3. Don’t build up your stress and go into exam room. Just relax and have a little bit of worry to maintain your energy throughout 6 hours. 4. During the exam, if you don’t know how to tackle problems within 15 seconds, flag and skip to next. Save your brain juice for problems that you know how to do. 5. Educated guesses are very critical in the exam. You will find yourself with 10-20 questions that you have no idea or you are not sure how to do. Try to eliminate 1-2 impossible answers and make a choice of the remaining 2-3 possible answers. You will gain this skill once you did a tons of practice problems. I put in around 200ish hours for the exam. I'm glad handwork pay off finally, and i don't have to do FE again. Now on to the PE and I'm heavily leaning toward EET's review class for my 8 hours and seismic exams. Finally, I thank and awesome fellow engineers here for making this happen. Without you, i can't imagine what i'll be studying for FE or how many more times i need to attempt. I'm so glad this forum exists. If any of you have any questions about anything, just ask me here.
  15. Is anyone who is taking EET's transportation live webinar (or on demand) interesting in a google study group or something similar? Thanks -Matt
  16. Hello everyone, For those taking EET - Breadth portion. I am thinking of doing a Skype meeting every Sunday for a couple of hours (most prob in the evening Eastern time) after reviewing the lecture from the day before. Basically, this is only a Q&A meeting - to reinforce our understanding in the material covered. And probably a second meeting during the week for HW questions. The limit for the group conference call on Skype is 25 people. If interested please private message me. Thank you!
  17. For anyone who has taken the EET - SE Review Courses (vertical and/or lateral), how much homework is there each week on average? I am hesitantly considering taking both the vertical and lateral review courses at the same time, but, working full-time, I am afraid I won't have enough hours in the week to do all the homework. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! -Tom
  18. I'm new to this board so forgive me if I post something if I shouldn't... I'm taking the WRE exam in October, it's my third time taking the exam and first time taking WRE. I took structural engineering the first two times even though I work in a sewer field. I'm taking PPI but after skimming these boards it appears that I should have taken EET based on what people here are saying. I've read there is a binder out there that people have found very helpful. Can anyone tell me what's in that binder or how I can get a hold of that binder. I'm not looking to get anything for free and would gladly pay for something. Really I just want to give myself the best chance to pass. Thanks, Chas
  19. Hello Everyone, Background I am trying to figure out if I have a good chance of passing the Transportation PE for the fall of 2016 and could really use some input from the experienced members here! I was originally planning to take the Transportation PE Exam in April 2016 but I had to postpone due to some personal reasons. I was about 40% into my EET course when I had to step back and take care of other priorities. Fortunately, EET was willing to work with me and allowed me access to the lectures until the fall of 2016. My Questions 1. There are about 70 days till the fall exam and I work full time. Realistically I wont be able to put in good quality hours every single day for the next 70 days. Is this enough time to get through all the EET course work and be able to answer most of these questions in about 6 minutes? 2. I am fairly new to the afternoon section since I work mostly with aviation and not highways/traffic. Is 1 month enough to prepare for the Transportation PM? (Assuming I would have approximately 1 month to work on the afternoon section after I finish the morning and still save some time for the over all review.I have most of the resources needed for the PM section) 3. I am mostly studying using the EET study materials. Will this be sufficient or should I look beyond the EET materials? I go through this roller coaster of confidence where one day I feel like I know the material I have studied really well and the next day it feels like I know very little. Can anyone relate? lol) On a positive note, I am very motivated to pass this exam but if the time available is not reasonable then I feel like I would just be wasting money and time. If I don't take the exam in the fall then more than likely I will have to wait another year or more....having a baby later this winter. I appreciate any input/insight/recommendations. Sorry for the long post!. See attached, (At least you got to see a picture of a cute puppy?) Beej
  20. There's no turning back now. I've officially registered for the EET review course, paid the fee and started working problems like crazy. I'm working problems from old NCEES sample tests, Lindberg, Goswami and 6 minute solutions and will make my own quick reference guide so hopefully that and more theory review will help me to prepare. Good luck to anyone taking the PE in April 2016.
  21. I normally don't do this but I feel strongly about the program that helped me pass the NCEES PE Exam (8 hour), Engineering, Education & Training (EET). I passed the seismic using Hiner, I passed the surveying using Reza combined with Monsour. But the NCEES PE Exam was a different animal. Simply put it's a lot of information. A little history: Being new to the work force and having debt from school and getting myself situated, I didn't want to spend any more money on schooling. I already paid for programs to pass Seismic and Surveying but the 8 hour I thought would be general enough that I wouldn't need any more programs. After making copies of anything I could find, finally caving in to take 2 different programs to pass the PE and still failing, I was at my wits end. I had several binders of too much material and nothing was efficient or made sense. A coworker who had passed seismic with EET said she couldn't vouch for the 8 hour because she passed it before after paying for some other program that did not help her but her experience with the Seismic instructor with EET convinced her that EET really wanted to help and it wasn't all about the money (which by the way is very reasonable.) I did not want to do it, I was afraid of wasting my time and money but I needed help. So I contacted them and actually spoke to the instructors and I got a good feeling so I signed up for Fall 2013 with EET at their web site They were the best, they guided me from beginning to end. They keep their classes small, so that they can give personal attention and I mean they call and send emails to check that your studying and doing your assignments. They really get to know you. Your assignments include weekly homework as well as mini-quizzes or quick impromptu questions. The format made sense, I threw out all the old Binders of too much material and organized what I needed. I missed passing the October 2013 exam by 5 points (assuming a passing score of 56/80) but I was motivated! That was the closest I ever got. I was usually missing the exam by around 11 points and I couldn't get any closer. So I signed up again with EET for Spring for the April 2014 exam and PASSED!!! Side note: Both times my depth module was TRANSPORTATION. Sorry for the long post, but if you are someone that needs to be pushed, especially by someone who really cares and wants to see you succeed, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EET. I wish I had found them sooner. I hope this helps.
  22. Practice Exams for the California Seismic Principles Civil P.E. Examination is a book and a Computer Based Test (CBT) simulation software to help you prepare for the special seismic exam with its new format – October 2012. Two practice exams, each with 55 multiple choice questions and their solutions are provided in a manuscript format, computer simulation exam, and computer exercise exam. The solutions to the questions are provided with easy to follow, detailed explanations and illustrations. The two practice exams are designed to cover the range of topics and tasks outlined in the seismic principles test plan. The objective for you is to practice your problem solving skills under realistic time constraints and identify any subject areas that require more review or practice. Fees: $70 including CD simulation software. Free priority shipping CD Platform: Window 7 or higher, xp and vista For order and information: ISBN: 978-0-9856972-2-8
  23. Engineering Education & Training (EET) presents series of Live Webinars to pass the California Seismic Principles Exam for the Spring 2013 cycle. - 42 hours of interactive instructions held over 6 consecutive Sundays, starting on Feb 17, from 8:30 am (MT) to 4:30 pm (MT). - Webinars contents are designed to cover the five main topics of the exam, and include comprehensive examples and exam-like multiple choice questions. - Webinars concluded with an exam simulation, solving 55 questions in a timely manner along with answering the questions, giving tips and exam strategy. - Weekly graded homework and weekly consultation hours every Thursday via video conferencing, from 6:00 pm (MT) to 9:00 pm (MT), starting from Feb 21 till the last week of the exam schedule (April 18). - Instructor uses Smart Board coupled with the powerpoint presentation slides, simulating effective classroom setting. - Webinars use the textbook "Fundamentals of seismic analysis and design of buildings" written specially for the exam. The textbook contains simplified theory, over 350 multiple choice questions and 20 illustrative examples. Few chapters are available on our website for download ( - Please visit our website ( for testimonial from past class participants. - Early registration discount ends Feb 1, 2013. 916 - 220-8423
  24. ENGINEERING EDUCATION & TRAINING (EET) presents live seminars and live webinars for the Civil P.E Exam review – Spring 2013. Separate sessions for the Breadth and Depth modules. Live Seminars (Sacramento, CA) Breadth Review Class covers all five areas of testing totaling 28 hours of interactive instructions. Depth Review Class offered for 22 - 24 hours of instructions per your selection of: Construction, Transportation, Structural, Geotechnical, or Water Resources and Environmental. Live Webinars Webinar Breadth Review Class covering all five areas of the test totaling 34 hours of interactive instructions. Webinar Depth Review Class offered for 38 - 40 hours of instructions per your selection of: Construction, Transportation, Geotechnical, or Water Resources and Environmental. Experienced instructors. Weekly homework. Instructors available for consultations till exam date. Visit our website ( for schedule and registration. Early registration discount (ends January 10, 2013). Register today (916) 220-8423
  25. Engineering Education & Training (EET) presents a series of Live Seminars that are specifically tailored to pass the California Seismic Principles Exam for the Spring 2013 cycle. - 42 hours of interactive instructions held over 6 consecutive Saturdays, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (PT). - Seminars contents are designed to cover the five main topics of the exam, and include comprehensive examples and exam-like multiple choice questions. - Seminars concluded with an exam simulation, solving 55 questions in a timely manner along with answering the questions, giving tips and exam strategy. - Weekly graded homework and weekly consultation hours every Tuesday via video conferencing, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (PT), starting from Feb. 19 till the last week of the exam schedule. - Seminars use the textbook "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" written specially for the exam. The textbook contains simplified theory, over 350 multiple choice questions and 20 illustrative examples. Few chapters are available on our website for download and review ( The textbook will be handed on the first class. - Please visit our website ( for testimonial from past class participants. - Early registration discount.
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