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11 hours ago, cornsnicker3 said:

According to the Minnesota's board, there are instructions sent with the official "you passed" letter (still waiting on it). I had to apply for the license first so I believe it is as simple paying them money and they give me a number. Anyone from MN have any experience?

Yep, that's about it.

Pay the man and you'll get a number.

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Guest DCElectrical

DC had already updated their website with the new PE license number.

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In Oregon you take the PE Exam before you even apply for license. So now that I just did the exam, I now have to actually apply for license and provide references, and document work experience etc to jump through all those hoops. So I’m still a good 3-6 months away from having P.E. after my name. :(

At least the test is out of the way. 

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9 minutes ago, Surf and Snow said:

In Oregon you take the PE Exam before you even apply for license. So now that I just did the exam, I now have to actually apply for license and provide references, and document work experience etc to jump through all those hoops. So I’m still a good 3-6 months away from having P.E. after my name. :(

At least the test is out of the way. 

Michigan is similar but they let you transmit your NCEES record rather than all the documentation. Is Oregon the same? Might save you some time and hassle.

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On 5/24/2018 at 6:41 PM, Myph said:

So if we have passed the PE exam should we wait until after paying the licensing fee and being assigned a license number before displaying the “PE” credentials? 

can you drive a car prior to obtaining your driver's license?

Can you operate on a person prior to obtaining your medical license?

Can you practice law prior to obtaining your lawyer license?

 

this is pretty straight forward

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On 5/27/2018 at 7:56 PM, bellalshaaban said:

Michigan is similar but they let you transmit your NCEES record rather than all the documentation. Is Oregon the same? Might save you some time and hassle.

I need to call OSBEELS. The website and application are a bit confusing. It appears you can transmit your NCEES record if you are already licensed, like if you moved here from out of state and we’re already licensed, but not if you are a new first timer. Weird. I need all my college transcripts and 5 (at least 3 being PEs) refencences to fill out a multiple page reference form, plus a bunch of writing up examples of my work etc. The license application itself might be harder than the darn PE Exam was. Then if all that goes through, I have to wait until their October board meeting to be reviewed there. It’s a journey. Even more difficult because I work for the federal gov (D.O.E.) where no one has a PE because we’re not required to, so finding PE references is nightmare. None of my supervisors have even been PEs, but I think there’s some waiver somewhere on that requirement of working under a PE if you’re federal because they know there are  about 1 or 2 PEs out of like 600 engineers. 

Im one of the only weirdos doing this for personal achievement, with zero raise or recognition for it. No extra money, no promotions. But if I ever go private sector or retire and want to become a consultant, it will be worth it. 

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29 minutes ago, Surf and Snow said:

I need to call OSBEELS. The website and application are a bit confusing. It appears you can transmit your NCEES record if you are already licensed, like if you moved here from out of state and we’re already licensed, but not if you are a new first timer. Weird. I need all my college transcripts and 5 (at least 3 being PEs) refencences to fill out a multiple page reference form, plus a bunch of writing up examples of my work etc. The license application itself might be harder than the darn PE Exam was. Then if all that goes through, I have to wait until their October board meeting to be reviewed there. It’s a journey. Even more difficult because I work for the federal gov (D.O.E.) where no one has a PE because we’re not required to, so finding PE references is nightmare. None of my supervisors have even been PEs, but I think there’s some waiver somewhere on that requirement of working under a PE if you’re federal because they know there are  about 1 or 2 PEs out of like 600 engineers. 

Im one of the only weirdos doing this for personal achievement, with zero raise or recognition for it. No extra money, no promotions. But if I ever go private sector or retire and want to become a consultant, it will be worth it. 

In WA, being a federal employee exempts you from needing to work under a PE. Although you still need "3 PE references" out of 5. I know a lot of people from undergrad that got their PE before me and 2 of my federal co-workers got theirs as well so I had plenty of references. Fortunately I had to apply and be accepted prior to the exam so that part is over with for me! Just waiting on my license number now. 

Also, are there no jobs at BPA that require a PE? I could have sworn I've seen a few postings that required a PE or on the path to obtaining a PE (already have EIT, about to take PE). I know for a fact Army Core of Engineers and WAPA (Western Area Power Administration) have job postings that require a PE. 

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1 hour ago, Jackal301 said:

In WA, being a federal employee exempts you from needing to work under a PE. Although you still need "3 PE references" out of 5. I know a lot of people from undergrad that got their PE before me and 2 of my federal co-workers got theirs as well so I had plenty of references. Fortunately I had to apply and be accepted prior to the exam so that part is over with for me! Just waiting on my license number now. 

Also, are there no jobs at BPA that require a PE? I could have sworn I've seen a few postings that required a PE or on the path to obtaining a PE (already have EIT, about to take PE). I know for a fact Army Core of Engineers and WAPA (Western Area Power Administration) have job postings that require a PE. 

There are very few that have it as a specific requirement, but many job postings have it listed as an OPTION to qualify. Like “to meet the requirements of this xxxx position, qualified candidates must have an ABET accredited degree OR a valid PE license, OR 10 years engineering experience ” for example. 

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6 hours ago, Surf and Snow said:

I need to call OSBEELS. The website and application are a bit confusing. It appears you can transmit your NCEES record if you are already licensed, like if you moved here from out of state and we’re already licensed, but not if you are a new first timer. Weird. I need all my college transcripts and 5 (at least 3 being PEs) refencences to fill out a multiple page reference form, plus a bunch of writing up examples of my work etc. The license application itself might be harder than the darn PE Exam was. Then if all that goes through, I have to wait until their October board meeting to be reviewed there. It’s a journey. Even more difficult because I work for the federal gov (D.O.E.) where no one has a PE because we’re not required to, so finding PE references is nightmare. None of my supervisors have even been PEs, but I think there’s some waiver somewhere on that requirement of working under a PE if you’re federal because they know there are  about 1 or 2 PEs out of like 600 engineers. 

Im one of the only weirdos doing this for personal achievement, with zero raise or recognition for it. No extra money, no promotions. But if I ever go private sector or retire and want to become a consultant, it will be worth it. 

Oregon is listed as a state that you can use the NCEES record for initial licensure. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Surf and Snow said:

Even more difficult because I work for the federal gov (D.O.E.) where no one has a PE because we’re not required to, so finding PE references is nightmare. None of my supervisors have even been PEs, but I think there’s some waiver somewhere on that requirement of working under a PE if you’re federal because they know there are  about 1 or 2 PEs out of like 600 engineers.

PEs aren't that uncommon in DOE or at the Federal level. It becomes more common in organizations that deal with regulators, or self regulations (DOE/AU) and there are some jobs that require a PE particularly at the supervisory level. It may take some effort but you should be able to find 3 PE references either within your organization and/or field office. Worst case someone may be able to point you in the direction of one.

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One nice thing about Georgia is that they apparently issue the PE # before they authorize NCEES to release the results.  On the other hand, it makes for an anxious wait when everyone is receiving their Pass/Fail results on Day 1.  We have to apply and pay fee up front before being allowed to sit for the exam. 

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8 hours ago, RBHeadge PE said:

 PEs aren't that uncommon in DOE or at the Federal level. It becomes more common in organizations that deal with regulators, or self regulations (DOE/AU) and there are some jobs that require a PE particularly at the supervisory level. It may take some effort but you should be able to find 3 PE references either within your organization and/or field office. Worst case someone may be able to point you in the direction of one.

Can confirm.  I work for an sub-agency of DOE and there are plenty of PEs here.

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Does anyone know how long it takes for NY from past experiences? The website says 4-6 weeks to check eligibility.
NY application process already includes the whole 4 year experience, recommendations and all before being approved to sit for the test, so I was thinking this 4-6 weeks sounds too long?

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3 hours ago, Xia said:

Does anyone know how long it takes for NY from past experiences? The website says 4-6 weeks to check eligibility.
NY application process already includes the whole 4 year experience, recommendations and all before being approved to sit for the test, so I was thinking this 4-6 weeks sounds too long?

Best bet is to check past test cycles. People always post when the license numbers start coming out. Seems to me that NY is a longer wait than other states.

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I just got my Maryland PE license number and applied for my original license. They say it will take 48 to 72 hours before I can print off my license and will a paper copy of it within 4 weeks. Beyond excited!!

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2 hours ago, SUGGSosarus said:

I just got my Maryland PE license number and applied for my original license. They say it will take 48 to 72 hours before I can print off my license and will a paper copy of it within 4 weeks. Beyond excited!!

Hi SUGGSosarus.. Did you already receive an email from DRRL with your license/registration number? I'm still waiting for mine... Thought it would be up to two weeks. Can't wait to add those two little letters after my name in my email signature :)

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14 hours ago, Jimbo Three said:

Hi SUGGSosarus.. Did you already receive an email from DRRL with your license/registration number? I'm still waiting for mine... Thought it would be up to two weeks. Can't wait to add those two little letters after my name in my email signature :)

Yea. I received the email yesterday from DLLR with my number. It was a great feeling switching my letters from EIT to PE in my email signature. 

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20 hours ago, Jimbo Three said:

Hi SUGGSosarus.. Did you already receive an email from DRRL with your license/registration number? I'm still waiting for mine... Thought it would be up to two weeks. Can't wait to add those two little letters after my name in my email signature :)

Same...  They must be adding 1 by 1 and sending out emails as they go. 

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Is it possible in TX to submit your paperwork and apply for a license without taking the test. Then eventually pass the test and become a PE the next day?

Or is that fraudulent?

I have seen many fellow engineers awarding themselves the PE title after passing the test. 

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23 minutes ago, Inductive said:

Is it possible in TX to submit your paperwork and apply for a license without taking the test. Then eventually pass the test and become a PE the next day?

Or is that fraudulent?

I have seen many fellow engineers awarding themselves the PE title after passing the test. 

Not fraudulent. That's pretty much how everyone I know did it and if I'm not mistaken used to be required. Submit all your info then you were approved to take the test.

Your passing result was the last step. The TBPE roster then listed them as an active PE on the same day. 

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In TX the exam can be decoupled from everything else. All you need is to pass the FE to be approved for the PE exam. Once you passed the PE, you might still need to wait 3-8 years depending on your degree and work experience before you can apply. 

I’d love to add PE to my name, but I saw that even though I turned everything in, it’s pending for review. Turnaround time 6-8 weeks.

I’ll wait. Adding a title without approval is prohibited in TX. However, it’s great to turn everything in and to become a PE immedialtye after passing the results. 

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, shmoe said:

Same...  They must be adding 1 by 1 and sending out emails as they go. 

FYI for fellow Marylanders.. I just received the email from DLLR with my registration / license number and can proceed with paying the last bit of $$$ to wrap up my journey down this long and winding road that is PE licensure. If you haven't yet, your DLLR email should be coming soon.

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2 hours ago, Jimbo Three said:

FYI for fellow Marylanders.. I just received the email from DLLR with my registration / license number and can proceed with paying the last bit of $$$ to wrap up my journey down this long and winding road that is PE licensure. If you haven't yet, your DLLR email should be coming soon.

Got mine... Do you show up on the roster search yet? 

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34 minutes ago, shmoe said:

Got mine... Do you show up on the roster search yet? 

Not yet... I just paid the license fee.. Should be 48-72 hours afterwards.. I think the registration number they sent becomes our license number? I'm going to wait for that to be sure before ordering my stamp.

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