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Hello everyone, 

 

I was wondering if some of you can give a brief timeline about how long your entire process to become PE took. 

From sending the application in the mail, to getting your license number. Approximate dates/ time frames are fine. 

I just want to get a feel of what I'm looking at in terms of time sequence. 

 

Thanks! 

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  1. 04/21/17 - Took NCEES 8 hour exam
  2. 05/25/17 - Received results notice from NCEES. Passed 8 hour. 
  3. 07/03/17 - Mailed my application package for licensure via USPS priority mail (with a tracking number)
  4. 07/05/17 - CA BPELSG received my application package (tracked with tracking number)
  5. 07/12/17 - CA BPELSG cashed the check in my application package
  6. 07/20/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was received
  7. 07/24/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was referred to technical review
  8. 09/05/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was technically approved
  9. 09/12/17 - Received both Authorizations to Test for Fall 2017 CA Exams 
  10. 10/24/17 - Took CA Seismic exam
  11. 11/07/17 - Took CA Engineering Survey exam
  12. 12/18/17 - Received result notice for both Seismic and Survey exams. Passed both. 
  13. 12/20/17 - Received license number

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22 hours ago, k.heezy said:
  1. 04/21/17 - Took NCEES 8 hour exam
  2. 05/25/17 - Received results notice from NCEES. Passed 8 hour. 
  3. 07/03/17 - Mailed my application package for licensure via USPS priority mail (with a tracking number)
  4. 07/05/17 - CA BPELSG received my application package (tracked with tracking number)
  5. 07/12/17 - CA BPELSG cashed the check in my application package
  6. 07/20/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was received
  7. 07/24/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was referred to technical review
  8. 09/05/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was technically approved
  9. 09/12/17 - Received both Authorizations to Test for Fall 2017 CA Exams 
  10. 10/24/17 - Took CA Seismic exam
  11. 11/07/17 - Took CA Engineering Survey exam
  12. 12/18/17 - Received result notice for both Seismic and Survey exams. Passed both. 
  13. 12/20/17 - Received license number

Dang, 8 months, that's pretty bad A.  I think I started filling out my reference forms and application late 2009/ early 2010, applied, studied for a while, took one exam at a time every 6 months, got my license late 2011/early 2012.  24 months for me. 

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On ‎1‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 8:47 AM, ptatohed said:

Dang, 8 months, that's pretty bad A.  I think I started filling out my reference forms and application late 2009/ early 2010, applied, studied for a while, took one exam at a time every 6 months, got my license late 2011/early 2012.  24 months for me. 

Technically, quique07 asked how long the application period took for PE in CA.  According to k.heezy's schedule, that would have started 7/05/17...6 months.  Would be nice to cut that in half again.

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That would be awesome! Cutting the process in half!

 

I submitted my application on Jan 5, I know is still way to soon for anything, but based on what others have said, they usually have had their checks cashed by now. Mines haven't.... 

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2 minutes ago, quique07 said:

That would be awesome! Cutting the process in half!

 

I submitted my application on Jan 5, I know is still way to soon for anything, but based on what others have said, they usually have had their checks cashed by now. Mines haven't.... 

Spoke too soon. I just checked my bank account, and got posted just now lol 

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I sent in my application (for comity) late April. First communication was in mid June (application was incomplete). Fixed that within a week, was approved maybe within a week. Passed both exams first try and was licensed end of December.

8 months from application to license. Maybe 2.5 months from application sent to approved, though this would be shorter if your application is 100% when you send (I had an issue with a reference who didn't fill out form right).

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Oh wow!!

 

So wait, if your application is deemed incomplete or "not approve" , does the state give you a change to complete it/ fix it? (Without having to start all over??)

I'm a little worry on the experience part because people have told me the state sometimes can get real picky on how things are worded... 

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So i need to apply first, then get the OK to take these other two stupid tests??

Does that authorization to test go bad?

And yes, I'm too lazy to read that entire thread....but I have some work coming up in LA so I need to get rolling on this license.

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23 minutes ago, John QPE said:

So i need to apply first, then get the OK to take these other two stupid tests??

Does that authorization to test go bad?

And yes, I'm too lazy to read that entire thread....but I have some work coming up in LA so I need to get rolling on this license.

Yep that's right. You need to send in an application, wait for approval and an authorization to test (ATT) form from the board, and only then can you sign up. The ATT (and the board website) states that the ATT is only valid for you to take the test in the quarter that you were approved for. So if you're approved for Quarter 2, you have to take the test between April 1 and June 30. 

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ugh....so I need to take a review course before I even apply?

CA is so weird. I bet this is Pelosi's doing, isn't it?

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35 minutes ago, John QPE said:

ugh....so I need to take a review course before I even apply?

CA is so weird. I bet this is Pelosi's doing, isn't it?

Technically, all you need is the appropriate work experience.  Taking a review course is solely your decision and not a requirement of any licensing board.

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Hi @CAPLS I have question about postponing exam scheduling. So I am approved to take the exam in the April Quarter but I am not sure I will be prepared enough because I am traveling a lot for work these days. In case I want to schedule the exams on the following 3Q instead, do I need to do any additional processing with board or pay any extra fee? Thanks in advance.

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5 hours ago, staringatmonitor said:

Hi @CAPLS I have question about postponing exam scheduling. So I am approved to take the exam in the April Quarter but I am not sure I will be prepared enough because I am traveling a lot for work these days. In case I want to schedule the exams on the following 3Q instead, do I need to do any additional processing with board or pay any extra fee? Thanks in advance.

The CA Board has very specific policies related to approving postponements and it’s my understanding that not having enough time to prepare or work does not qualify to postpone. Especially given that the Board has essentially opened up the exam administration to be almost any day during that 90 day window that you were approved for. You would need to contact the Licensing Unit at the Board. 

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On 1/22/2018 at 10:24 AM, k.heezy said:
  1. 04/21/17 - Took NCEES 8 hour exam
  2. 05/25/17 - Received results notice from NCEES. Passed 8 hour. 
  3. 07/03/17 - Mailed my application package for licensure via USPS priority mail (with a tracking number)
  4. 07/05/17 - CA BPELSG received my application package (tracked with tracking number) 
  5. 07/12/17 - CA BPELSG cashed the check in my application package
  6. 07/20/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was received
  7. 07/24/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was referred to technical review
  8. 09/05/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was technically approved
  9. 09/12/17 - Received both Authorizations to Test for Fall 2017 CA Exams 
  10. 10/24/17 - Took CA Seismic exam
  11. 11/07/17 - Took CA Engineering Survey exam
  12. 12/18/17 - Received result notice for both Seismic and Survey exams. Passed both. 
  13. 12/20/17 - Received license number

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On 1/22/2018 at 1:24 PM, k.heezy said:
  1. 04/21/17 - Took NCEES 8 hour exam
  2. 05/25/17 - Received results notice from NCEES. Passed 8 hour. 
  3. 07/03/17 - Mailed my application package for licensure via USPS priority mail (with a tracking number)
  4. 07/05/17 - CA BPELSG received my application package (tracked with tracking number)
  5. 07/12/17 - CA BPELSG cashed the check in my application package
  6. 07/20/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was received
  7. 07/24/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was referred to technical review
  8. 09/05/17 - Received email from CA BPELSG, stating that my application package was technically approved
  9. 09/12/17 - Received both Authorizations to Test for Fall 2017 CA Exams 
  10. 10/24/17 - Took CA Seismic exam
  11. 11/07/17 - Took CA Engineering Survey exam
  12. 12/18/17 - Received result notice for both Seismic and Survey exams. Passed both. 
  13. 12/20/17 - Received license number

Thank you for the info!

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