A guy brought a ...... to the exam! - Page 2 - Anything about the PE Exam - Engineer Boards
Jump to content
Engineer Boards
Sign in to follow this  
kcbpsu

A guy brought a ...... to the exam!

Recommended Posts

I took the Fire Protection PE this past Friday in San Diego. I had previously taken the Mechanical PE 2 years ago so I thought I had seen it all the first time. The typical people getting kicked out, people rolling in with Little Red Wagons, 4-5 milk crates on a dolly, people showing up without calculators because they thought they were provided, etc.

Then I saw a guy walking in with........ his own chair on Friday! Genius! I don't think it is against the rules but I'll bet anyone $20 personal chairs are banned from April's Exam.

Unrelated and probably noob question follows:

Why did you take the PE a second time? I see other people doing this too. From what I understand, once you're a PE it doesn't say what your discipline was when you took it, and as long as you gain the necessary experience in your judgement to protect the public, you can stamp anything you want. Once you get the PE they kind of rely on your judgement to decide what you are capable of stamping and what you aren't.

While this is true in many states, it is NOT true in California. The exam site listed was San Diego....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For my FE, I had a guy with the constant sniffles next to me. For one of my PE exams (maybe CA-Survey?) I had a throat-clearer next to me. For my 8-hr PE exam, the girl directly in front of me would constantly toggle between sitting down and standing up. Yes, she took much of her test standing up - and no, the proctors never told her she couldn't. Why is that a problem you ask? Because she was pretty darn hot and she was in a bending-over position no more than 6' in front of me, that's why.

You went into the exam with your stamp loaded up with ink?!?

That's your problem right there. No wonder you couldn't concentrate.

No joke. You should have stamped a page or two (the bra ads in the Sunday papers work well...so I've been told) before taking the exam.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody thought of bringing ear plugs besides me?


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahahahahaha.... the direction this thread went is hilarious... :D



I had my wife stay with me at the hotel. I wouldn't dare go into an exam like that with an "inked stamp".



And BTW Capt Worley... you must be stuck on a ship somewhere for bra ads to do the trick for you. The internet has changed me... you'd be amazed at what it takes to ink my stamp nowadays. It'd give you and your bra ads nightmares.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody thought of bringing ear plugs besides me?

Yeah I've used ear plugs every time I've taken one of these exams. Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody thought of bringing ear plugs besides me?

I brought a butt plug to the exam. No need to waste valuable time on bathroom breaks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

I wonder why that would be?

I used earplugs when I took the exam. I think I brought around 5 pairs. Redundancy FTW!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

I wonder why that would be?

String theory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody thought of bringing ear plugs besides me?

Yeah I've used ear plugs every time I've taken one of these exams. Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

What do they tell you to cut it off with? The NCEES approved mechanical pencil?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I brought a butt plug to the exam. No need to waste valuable time on bathroom breaks.

Was it connected with a string?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

I wonder why that would be?

I used earplugs when I took the exam. I think I brought around 5 pairs. Redundancy FTW!

If I had to guess, I would say to make sure it's not some kind of wire for a recording/transmitting device. It's been known to happen - http://cdn3.ncees.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Licensure_Exchange_August_2009.pdf

No wonder ncees is so paranoid!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had to guess, I would say to make sure it's not some kind of wire for a recording/transmitting device. It's been known to happen - http://cdn3.ncees.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Licensure_Exchange_August_2009.pdf

No wonder ncees is so paranoid!

If you figure out how to build a transceiver in a pair of earplugs with a string between them, I think you deserve a PE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody thought of bringing ear plugs besides me?

I brought a butt plug to the exam. No need to waste valuable time on bathroom breaks.

A butt plug is overkill. Just a wear a diaper like I did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had to guess, I would say to make sure it's not some kind of wire for a recording/transmitting device. It's been known to happen - http://cdn3.ncees.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Licensure_Exchange_August_2009.pdf

No wonder ncees is so paranoid!

If you figure out how to build a transceiver in a pair of earplugs with a string between them, I think you deserve a PE.

Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody thought of bringing ear plugs besides me?

I brought a butt plug to the exam. No need to waste valuable time on bathroom breaks.

A butt plug is overkill. Just a wear a diaper like I did.

You don't know Fudgey, or you would never suggest such a pedestrian solution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

I wonder why that would be?

I used earplugs when I took the exam. I think I brought around 5 pairs. Redundancy FTW!

If I had to guess, I would say to make sure it's not some kind of wire for a recording/transmitting device. It's been known to happen - http://cdn3.ncees.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Licensure_Exchange_August_2009.pdf

No wonder ncees is so paranoid!

I hate to admit it but I was kind of impressed that she was able to pass the FE exam while pulling a crazy stunt like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note that if you do, they should be individual earplugs (not connected with a string, ect.) The proctors will instruct you to cut it off.

I wonder why that would be?

I used earplugs when I took the exam. I think I brought around 5 pairs. Redundancy FTW!

If I had to guess, I would say to make sure it's not some kind of wire for a recording/transmitting device. It's been known to happen - http://cdn3.ncees.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Licensure_Exchange_August_2009.pdf

No wonder ncees is so paranoid!

I hate to admit it but I was kind of impressed that she was able to pass the FE exam while pulling a crazy stunt like that.

Article said she attempted the FE - doesn't mean she passed. Puerto Rico may be one of those crazy places that lets you take FE and PE at same time and/or out of order. I've heard of other states doing that..........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...