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lucky? maybe...I took it in April without any study time and didn't know how to use the calculator and missed it by two points or so....this time I studied

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I can't get a hold of my wife to check the mail and see if I passed, but I know two friends here in Nashville have received their results and both failed. Check your mailboxes!

I live in Gallatin, and I did not receive a letter. Did you take the PE?

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I can't get a hold of my wife to check the mail and see if I passed, but I know two friends here in Nashville have received their results and both failed. Check your mailboxes!

I live in Gallatin, and I did not receive a letter. Did you take the PE?

No PE results yesterday in Donelson either.

Edited by SteveTennessee

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I can't get a hold of my wife to check the mail and see if I passed, but I know two friends here in Nashville have received their results and both failed. Check your mailboxes!

I live in Gallatin, and I did not receive a letter. Did you take the PE?

No, I was talking about the FE...sorry, all this time I thought this was for FE or PE

Edited by scottandrews

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@asunw: I ask myself the same thing. I work in Fire Protection, and the higher ups at my company asked me to take it even though I think my mechanical PE (therm/fluids) would definitely cover fire sprinkler work. If I get the FPE then my expertise is less likely to be questioned. Also, there are some government jobs that require the FPE. And looking down the road, as far as jobs go, FPE is rarer and if I ever wanted to work in an A&E firm it might get be a good selling point that most don't have. If I get it, I'll be the only one at my work who is a double PE. But, I don't get another stamp or anything.

I work in an electrical/instrumentation design group. I took the instrumentation test in October, but if I didn't pass, I'll take the electrical power test in April. That's only because the I&C test is only offered once a year.

The lady at the TN board essentially told me I'd be crazy to take the electrical test if I pass the instrumentation test. Since they make no distinction, and as you say, you don't get two licenses, I guess it would only be bragging rights. Would you sign you name John Smith, PE PE?

People who work solely in fire protection want to see an FPE not just a mechanical engineer. The Fire Protection exam is completely different from the mechanical. A few exam topics like pipe flow and pumps are interchangeable. But, most others, like means of egress, building construction, life safety, and fire protection analysis are discipline specific. It's not just about bragging rights. It's two separate fields of engineering and by passing both I prove that I am competent in both as an engineer. I would sign my name most likely,

Jane Smith, PE

Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineer

My firm is a mechanical consulating firm in west TN (about 25% of our work is fire protection) and i have never had anyone ask if we have a fire protection engineer. Do you work in a specialty field? I have my PE but have never considered the FPE because of the reasons already mentioned here.

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I can't get a hold of my wife to check the mail and see if I passed, but I know two friends here in Nashville have received their results and both failed. Check your mailboxes!

I live in Gallatin, and I did not receive a letter. Did you take the PE?

No, I was talking about the FE...sorry, all this time I thought this was for FE or PE

No worries. I was just making sure.

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Is everyone holding their breath....There are no new comments for TN.

Too busy pacing the floor...

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Guess we will wait another day!

We only could hope that TN Board send all the letters today. According they website it does not clear whether they send it today, tomorrow or Friday. It said, "the week of Jan.4"

Be patient, few more day. Hopefully by Saturday all of us know the result, unless somebody's letter come to the office on Saturday. That what happened to me last time. I had to wait till Monday to learn that I failed. But the bright side of it, i had one more HAPPY WEEKEND. :bananapowerslide:

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I have a good feeling about today. I believe those of us in the Nashville area will get our results. I will keep you posted as I will be going to my house to check the mail at lunch.

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I have a good feeling about today. I believe those of us in the Nashville area will get our results. I will keep you posted as I will be going to my house to check the mail at lunch.

What time is lunch???

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@asunw: I ask myself the same thing. I work in Fire Protection, and the higher ups at my company asked me to take it even though I think my mechanical PE (therm/fluids) would definitely cover fire sprinkler work. If I get the FPE then my expertise is less likely to be questioned. Also, there are some government jobs that require the FPE. And looking down the road, as far as jobs go, FPE is rarer and if I ever wanted to work in an A&E firm it might get be a good selling point that most don't have. If I get it, I'll be the only one at my work who is a double PE. But, I don't get another stamp or anything.

I work in an electrical/instrumentation design group. I took the instrumentation test in October, but if I didn't pass, I'll take the electrical power test in April. That's only because the I&C test is only offered once a year.

The lady at the TN board essentially told me I'd be crazy to take the electrical test if I pass the instrumentation test. Since they make no distinction, and as you say, you don't get two licenses, I guess it would only be bragging rights. Would you sign you name John Smith, PE PE?

People who work solely in fire protection want to see an FPE not just a mechanical engineer. The Fire Protection exam is completely different from the mechanical. A few exam topics like pipe flow and pumps are interchangeable. But, most others, like means of egress, building construction, life safety, and fire protection analysis are discipline specific. It's not just about bragging rights. It's two separate fields of engineering and by passing both I prove that I am competent in both as an engineer. I would sign my name most likely,

Jane Smith, PE

Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineer

My firm is a mechanical consulating firm in west TN (about 25% of our work is fire protection) and i have never had anyone ask if we have a fire protection engineer. Do you work in a specialty field? I have my PE but have never considered the FPE because of the reasons already mentioned here.

All I can say is, this is how it was presented to me, my company works solely in Fire Protection, and I was asked by the VP to take it, so I did. I do have a colleague and he is a double PE (mechanical/fire protection). So, in my limited experience (I've only worked at this company since getting my engineering degree) it didn't seem so odd. So I took the test.

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I have a good feeling about today. I believe those of us in the Nashville area will get our results. I will keep you posted as I will be going to my house to check the mail at lunch.

What time is lunch???

Please, please, please, let today be the day!!!!!

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@asunw: I ask myself the same thing. I work in Fire Protection, and the higher ups at my company asked me to take it even though I think my mechanical PE (therm/fluids) would definitely cover fire sprinkler work. If I get the FPE then my expertise is less likely to be questioned. Also, there are some government jobs that require the FPE. And looking down the road, as far as jobs go, FPE is rarer and if I ever wanted to work in an A&E firm it might get be a good selling point that most don't have. If I get it, I'll be the only one at my work who is a double PE. But, I don't get another stamp or anything.

I work in an electrical/instrumentation design group. I took the instrumentation test in October, but if I didn't pass, I'll take the electrical power test in April. That's only because the I&C test is only offered once a year.

The lady at the TN board essentially told me I'd be crazy to take the electrical test if I pass the instrumentation test. Since they make no distinction, and as you say, you don't get two licenses, I guess it would only be bragging rights. Would you sign you name John Smith, PE PE?

People who work solely in fire protection want to see an FPE not just a mechanical engineer. The Fire Protection exam is completely different from the mechanical. A few exam topics like pipe flow and pumps are interchangeable. But, most others, like means of egress, building construction, life safety, and fire protection analysis are discipline specific. It's not just about bragging rights. It's two separate fields of engineering and by passing both I prove that I am competent in both as an engineer. I would sign my name most likely,

Jane Smith, PE

Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineer

My firm is a mechanical consulating firm in west TN (about 25% of our work is fire protection) and i have never had anyone ask if we have a fire protection engineer. Do you work in a specialty field? I have my PE but have never considered the FPE because of the reasons already mentioned here.

All I can say is, this is how it was presented to me, my company works solely in Fire Protection, and I was asked by the VP to take it, so I did. I do have a colleague and he is a double PE (mechanical/fire protection). So, in my limited experience (I've only worked at this company since getting my engineering degree) it didn't seem so odd. So I took the test.

In my experience, if you do work for the Feds, they like to see someone who has taken the FPE exam. At least thats the way it was at the firm I worked at in East TN that did a bunch of DOE/DOD work.

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In my experience, if you do work for the Feds, they like to see someone who has taken the FPE exam. At least thats the way it was at the firm I worked at in East TN that did a bunch of DOE/DOD work.

I was perusing engineerseals.com and noticed only 2 states of the 15 or so I looked at that license enginers in a particular field: California and Arizona. I suppose if a company does FP business in those states, a specific test may be required. For most, though, it doesn't seem to matter.

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I have a good feeling about today. I believe those of us in the Nashville area will get our results. I will keep you posted as I will be going to my house to check the mail at lunch.

What time is lunch???

I will be heading home at 11:30.

Edited by Rob in TN

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I have a good feeling about today. I believe those of us in the Nashville area will get our results. I will keep you posted as I will be going to my house to check the mail at lunch.

What time is lunch???

I will be heading home a 11:30.

I am betting that will be central (slow) time... :old-025:

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I am posting to say this is my 25th post!

Congratulations, I am posting to say this is my 21st post, only 4 more to go :)

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My results arrived in Gallatin today. I passed! Good luck to all waiting on results, and congratulations to those who passed.

:PASSED2:

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I am posting to say this is my 25th post!

Birddog, I hope you and I passed this time. I'd hate to see you reach 50 posts!! :mail-296:

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