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After years of working on and off to obtain the necessary required experience for the Principals and Practice of Surveying exam, I was notified by my state board today that I am approved to take the exam.



I'll be studying for the April offering. Any other survey exam applicants who want to share tips / tricks etc, please let me know.


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I know there are at least two others taking the PS exam this April... post up and let's form a study group.



I personally will need help with some of the law stuff, I'm good with the math.


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Alright, alright, alright... I'm getting ready for this surveying exam coming up! Yay! I can do it! I'm ready for this bleeping, flipping, bleepidy, bleeeping, bleep test.



But seriously, damn, I'm getting too old to be studying for these NCEES exams. I can't wait for it to be over so I can sit on the couch and watch TV at night again.


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Bummed that I just realized today, well after the deadline, that I needed to sign up for the 2 hour state specific exam separately from the 6 hr PS exam. Damn it. Damn it. Damn it.



Oh well, I will take that 6 hour exam, and I will rock it, then 6 months later, I'll take the 2 hour exam and I will rock that. I will ultimately be licensed as both an engineer and surveyor before Christmas this year.


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Sap, having fun talking to yourself? LOL ;) You probably should have been more specific with your thread title as it can easily be confused with the CA Civil Survey Principles 2.5 hour state exam. I assume you are taking this in CA (I don't know of any other state that has a separate 2 hour state PLS exam)? Good luck! I wish I were in your shoes (had enough experience to take the PLS exam). Let us know how you do.


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YES! Somebody is listening to me! No, actually I'm taking the exam in CT.


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I feel like a shave tail EIT right now... Nervous, anxious, nauseous, excited, worried, and exhausted. Bring this shit bitches!

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Good luck and let me know how it goes, I may take the exam here in Colorado next year!

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I just heard the results are out.

Wait. Too soon? Never mind.

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By the way, did you know that a rod is 16.5', there are 4 rods in a chain which is 66', and there are 80 chains in a mile. An acre is 160 square rods or 1 chain x 10 chains. This means that I own a house that sits on 40 square rods or 1 x 2.5 chains.



Seriously, what the hell were those old brits thinking? Why was a rod 16.5' and not 10'? Why wouldn't a chain be 100'? Even going by the foot and inch system, they still could have made things easier.



And WTF is a furlong?


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Well, just took my 4th NCEES exam. I love NCEES, but I really don't want to give them any more of my money! Here's to a passing score!? I can hope anyway, for another 8-12 weeks.


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Sapper, the one thing that's great about taking all those exams is the collection of Pencils. I have also taken four NCEES exams, EIT, SIT, PE & PS, but then you can keep adding to your collection by taking all those state exams. I've got Ohio and Pennsylvania under my belt and last week tried for Jersey. You get a new pencil for each one of those exams as well. I do have to give a shout out to the Ohio Board. They were the easiest and friendliest board to work with and they had a great collection of study materials and what the exam would be like.



Good luck.


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Larry! Thank god people like you exist! I've felt all alone here being the only person on the board that I knew about getting dually licensed. Good luck on Jersey, I'm waiting on just the PS 6 hour right now. Long story, but I didn't realize that the state specific exam was a separate sign up and fee. I'll be taking that in October, but hopefully JUST that.


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Sap I have all but one of the pencils I was issued. FE included. The only one that I don't have was from the exam that I bombed. Out of anger I chucked it when I left the exam room.

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I should have 8, (2 tries on the FE and PE), but I only know where 4 are. I swear people in my office steal things.


Plus, I have a couple that predate the date...when they were only colored and didn't include the month and year. Those things are collectors items.


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Larry, when did you take your first NCEES exam? My first was FE in April 2000, then FE in October 2000. I have no idea if they even gave pencils out then. I do remember bringing my calculator to that exam, but can't remember if I had to bring my own pencils or not.


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April, 2001 was when I first ventured to Trenton to take the EIT or FE, I went back for round 2 in October with a better result. I then moved, got sidetracked with surveying and headed to Pennsylvania to take the Surveying Exam in April 2004. I then got my act in gear for the PE, in April 2008 and again in October 2008. With the PE in hand, and at the request of my company, I headed back to Surveying, October 2009 for the National exam, April 2010 to retake on Ohio State Specific, April 2011 for PA, a couple years off to clear my head and it all comes full circle as I headed back to Trenton to last week for the New Jersey Surveying exam. Hopefully it will have been my last exam.



I met a guy this April from South Carolina that was sitting for his 33rd Surveying License. I definitely don't have the time or patience for 30 more tests, that's 17 years of tests...crazy



Because I'm that type of person...I still have, and looked at, my old application info for the NJ EIT. One of the papers mentions that beginning with the 2002 exam everyone must use the NCEES pencils....so maybe they didn't have mechanical pencils before that...wow that was 12 years ago...I feel old.

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I met a guy this April from South Carolina that was sitting for his 33rd Surveying License. I definitely don't have the time or patience for 30 more tests, that's 17 years of tests...crazy

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I met a guy this April from South Carolina that was sitting for his 33rd Surveying License. I definitely don't have the time or patience for 30 more tests, that's 17 years of tests...crazy


That's not only insane, it's completely unnecessary... I mean who really, honestly, does work in 33 states? That guy just wanted to plaster his wall with licenses.


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I agree, but it'd be fun, being as I'm from the East Coast, to have a license from Hawaii or Alaska. You know, just in case my company ever needs to do some work out there. Almost forgot about Guam and Puerto Rico....might need those as well.


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wasn't there someone who wanted to be a PE and a Dr and something else too? they had it all figured into like an 8 year plan... would have been back a LONG time ago


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