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Congrats on survey! If it's any consolation, this was my third time taking seismic... Hoping for a pass here.

Waiting for this damn email... Ahhh

Thanks! I figure 8 hrs and survey on the first try and focus on the seismic the 2nd time.

Good luck to you too!

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For everyone who has received your results already, what time did you get the first email this morning?

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So this is my first time taking this test. I passed 8 hr. I passed seismic but I did not pass Surveying. FYI I'm a structural engineer. Why does California have to require more than the minimum? WHY?


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For everyone who has received your results already, what time did you get the first email this morning?

Mine came at 9:31a and I'm still waiting for the results. That narrows it down a bit.

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For everyone who has received your results already, what time did you get the first email this morning?

Mine came at 9:31a and I'm still waiting for the results. That narrows it down a bit.

Yea I received mine at 9:44 so I guess I still have a little wait! Argh!

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Just got both seismic and surveying! Passed all 3 exams in 1st attempt.

Same here! The trifecta! Congrats I know you're as excited as I am Edited by Civil Dawg

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Just got both seismic and surveying! Passed all 3 exams in 1st attempt.

Same here! The trifecta! Congrats I know you're as excited as I am

Thanks and congratulations to you too! I was only a little bit worried about surveying as I left the centre 45 minutes before the scheduled duration as I was not feeling well.

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Civil Dawg and Daakbool. Did you take a review course for surveying ? Do you use surveying at work. I am trying to find a good survey review course for non surveyors. I studied Boniface and Mansour's work book, It didn't help much. The exam had more drawing based problems.


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I did it! I passed national and seismic this time and surveying last time! I'm licensed and drinking now!

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I did it! I passed national and seismic this time and surveying last time! I'm licensed and drinking now!

NakedOrangie, congrats! time to drink, cheers from east coast.

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Civil Dawg and Daakbool. Did you take a review course for surveying ? Do you use surveying at work. I am trying to find a good survey review course for non surveyors. I studied Boniface and Mansour's work book, It didn't help much. The exam had more drawing based problems.

usbrwaterdog sorry I can't give any better advice but I used the PPI problems and Mansour's workbooks like you did. I'm structural so don't use survey any other than a few times going to the field and use a total station to obtain existing data. My only advice would be to draw out the problems as you work them and make sure you know SOHCAHTOA and law of sines/cosines like the back of your hand

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OMG, I just found out I passed all 3 exams in 1st attempt !!!!! I am officially a CA PE now :Chris:

congrats ! cheers!

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First time taker

Passed 8 hr Structural and Surveying

Failed seismic :(

I just graduated. I was planning to use PE status to get some leverage when applying for a job, now I will have to wait 6 months :(

Congrats to everyone who passed..Best of luck to future candidates.

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Civil Dawg and Daakbool. Did you take a review course for surveying ? Do you use surveying at work. I am trying to find a good survey review course for non surveyors. I studied Boniface and Mansour's work book, It didn't help much. The exam had more drawing based problems.

I am a bridge guy and so had some exps on fundamental highway geometry and alignment at work.

Reza's book was only reference I looked at.

I thought the exam was more like a geometry test than I expected. Hope you this helpful for your plan.

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