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I am going to start my PE application for the state of Texas today. Should have started right after the exam. But I was scared like hell. Lol. Now I've to wait around 2 months for the state to approve my application and then provide me with my PE license

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13 minutes ago, Invisible said:

I am going to start my PE application for the state of Texas today. Should have started right after the exam. But I was scared like hell. Lol. Now I've to wait around 2 months for the state to approve my application and then provide me with my PE license

Started mine too! I ordered a transcript, and then saw a note that since I'm an EIT they already have it...OOPS...

Filled out the online application, but waiting to submit until I get more stuff together. I am probably going to do the Ethics exam today and get that out of the way.

Only thing left will be polishing up my SER and asking for recommendations...

Good luck!

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Interesting. Does this mean that in other states, people take the exam without registering with the board?

In NY state, you have to be approved to take the exam by the board (education, references, EIT, etc) so after taking/passing the test, there are no further steps.

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@chaosNJ that seems to be true. I remember a friend took an exam 3 years ago in Wyoming (October), and got a license somehow at the beginning of March. I here in Iowa, as mentioned above, got the license in 24hours after passing an exam.. So it must vary by state

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2 hours ago, chaosNJ said:

Interesting. Does this mean that in other states, people take the exam without registering with the board?

In NY state, you have to be approved to take the exam by the board (education, references, EIT, etc) so after taking/passing the test, there are no further steps.

A couple of years ago, Texas "decoupled" the exam requirement - you can take it before. I think there are 10-15 states where you can do that.

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2 hours ago, chaosNJ said:

Interesting. Does this mean that in other states, people take the exam without registering with the board?

In NY state, you have to be approved to take the exam by the board (education, references, EIT, etc) so after taking/passing the test, there are no further steps.

Yes. In some states, you are allowed to sit for the exam without having to meet the experience requirements. I'm in NC and I know of two people in my office who have taken the exam before they had four years of qualified experience.

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2 hours ago, indeterminatein said:

Are we allowed to put PE-pending? 

@indeterminatein, are you talking about after your name in professional correspondences? If so, no, I wouldn't. That would look silly and unprofessional. Once the board processes your paperwork and check you'll be good. You can wait 2 more weeks.  :) 

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On 12/7/2018 at 8:30 AM, Invisible said:

I am going to start my PE application for the state of Texas today. Should have started right after the exam. But I was scared like hell. Lol. Now I've to wait around 2 months for the state to approve my application and then provide me with my PE license

I need to do that now. I wished I would have done it right after the exam so that I would have something official to show for passing, but I was pretty sure I failed pretty badly. I did do the fingerprinting and ethics exam, so I just need to write up my SER and get recommendations, which is a pain, but a whole lot easier than studying! It would have been fun to sign my Christmas cards as Rebecca, PE, but I guess I can do that next year lol

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