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On 12/6/2018 at 9:13 AM, tmntjmc said:

Either way I didn't pass so I'm happy for all who passed, and discouraged for my results since I felt confident.. 

Please don't feel discouraged! The first time I took the P.E. exam, I could've SWORN I passed. I felt really good leaving the exam, and swore to myself that I'd have to take an organized class if I didn't, because I didn't know how I'd study differently (I self-studied the first time). The second time I took it, I took PPI's class and wasn't so confident I passed (I'd also basically eeaten a HUGE slice of humble pie when I found out I failed the first time). I failed. The third time I took it, I took EET and wasn't sure I passed... And did.

You'll get it next time! Just put your head down and assess how you might need to change your study approach.

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1 hour ago, leggo PE said:

Please don't feel discouraged! The first time I took the P.E. exam, I could've SWORN I passed. I felt really good leaving the exam, and swore to myself that I'd have to take an organized class if I didn't, because I didn't know how I'd study differently (I self-studied the first time). The second time I took it, I took PPI's class and wasn't so confident I passed (I'd also basically eeaten a HUGE slice of humble pie when I found out I failed the first time). I failed. The third time I took it, I took EET and wasn't sure I passed... And did.

You'll get it next time! Just put your head down and assess how you might need to change your study approach.

Thanks for the encouragement. I will sign up for April again. The thing that sucks is that I know the test will be very different this next time so I can't really study my "weak" areas because they will change on the next exam.. I guess I will just do many more practice problems. 

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22 hours ago, TPatil said:

Those who have passed, you can see your PE card. I just printed mine! Enter your PE number and create login at below link -

https://engineers.texas.gov/echo_login.php

Did you already fill out the application and pay the fees? I tried to check mine and it does not show up. BTW all i did was just register for the exam on ncees and pass it. 

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On 12/6/2018 at 11:08 AM, Invisible said:

I took it in Power. And I have got 89%. Still can't believe it. 

I got 80% and i couldn't believe it either. Did you register with TBPE.org  yet? I am not sure what the next step is. 

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56 minutes ago, tmntjmc said:

Thanks for the encouragement. I will sign up for April again. The thing that sucks is that I know the test will be very different this next time so I can't really study my "weak" areas because they will change on the next exam.. I guess I will just do many more practice problems. 

Yep, I feel you there. I took the exam in three successive cycles and the exam changed every time. It's the right approach to not just study your supposedly "weak areas". I'd take a close look at how you studied your first and second times, and see if you need to change your study strategy.

Also, doing as many practice problems as you can is a good place to start. When doing practice problems, a few things I found useful to keep in mind were the following:

1. Not look at any answers until I had fully finished a problem, or at least given it my absolute best effort. In my first attempts, I think I'd gotten kind of lazy and would check the answers to questions I thought I didn't know how to do or would get stuck on partway through. This was NOT beneficial to me, at all. I needed to give every question my all before looking at the answer.

2. Related to looking at practice problem answers, I would attack my practice problems like I would if I was actually taking the P.E. Exam. As in, I would go through however many problems (whether it was 5, 20, 40, etc.) I had assigned myself as time allowed, and wouldn't look at the answers for any of them until I was done with all of them.

3. Pay attention to what I did wrong in the problems. Was I making stupid mistakes, like misunderstanding what questions were asking? Was I having trouble converting units? Was I having trouble deciding what information was relevant, and what was irrelevant, to what the question was asking?

In my opinion, it's highly worth it to analyze you study strategy, how you do practice problems, and how you are making mistakes on practice problems. It could give you insight into what sort of traps you might have fallen into in your previous attempts, or at least give you a good idea of what to avoid on your next attempt.

Anyway, take a little breather, enjoy the holidays, and go get 'em in the new year, tiger!

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1 hour ago, engineering101 said:

Did you already fill out the application and pay the fees? I tried to check mine and it does not show up. BTW all i did was just register for the exam on ncees and pass it. 

Yes, I had done that earlier while registering for the exam.

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Long time lurker, first time poster. Just wanted to say I passed! Was nervous about taking this exam only 1 year post-grad.

 

Thank you guys for helping everyone out on these forums!

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On 12/7/2018 at 11:39 AM, Mech_Engineer said:

So we've got the notice via email from TBPE and have our license number. We're in the TBPE PE roster listed as active. Has anyone ordered their stamps yet? If so, did you use the name they addressed you as in the email? I'm not sure if we should use middle initial or not. The notification email used only first and last name. I called the licensing department and the lady said to wait for a packet in the mail. What packet are they sending? I thought we only got the email notification stating what we needed to submit? Just looking for a little insight to see if I'm jumping ahead of things and need to slow my role.

I believe you get a packet with a form to fill out for them to approve your seal. I printed the form out from TBPE and it looks like you need to stamp the paper and provided a passport-like photo. I would assume additional information would be provided with that form on seal requirements, name to use, etc.

https://engineers.texas.gov/newlicense.html

It looks like first and last name only would be acceptable. I know I have seen just all variations of initials and names. It seems like it just has to have your full last name and no nicknames

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7 hours ago, Rebeccah623 said:

I believe you get a packet with a form to fill out for them to approve your seal. I printed the form out from TBPE and it looks like you need to stamp the paper and provided a passport-like photo. I would assume additional information would be provided with that form on seal requirements, name to use, etc.

https://engineers.texas.gov/newlicense.html

It looks like first and last name only would be acceptable. I know I have seen just all variations of initials and names. It seems like it just has to have your full last name and no nicknames

Yeah. I printed it from the email as well. Got everything ordered. Just waiting for it to come in to complete the form. Thanks. Still feels weird this process is coming to an end. It's only been a year in the making for me! Haha. Feel like I should be gearing up to study again for April.

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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 3:01 PM, TPatil said:

Those who have passed, you can see your PE card. I just printed mine! Enter your PE number and create login at below link -

https://engineers.texas.gov/echo_login.php

Don't forget to get your stamps ordered! Per Section 133.97 you have 60 days obtain your seal and submit it along with your photograph on the form to TBPE for approval.

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2 hours ago, TWJ PE said:

Don't forget to get your stamps ordered! Per Section 133.97 you have 60 days obtain your seal and submit it along with your photograph on the form to TBPE for approval.

Yes, I have received an email from TBPE regarding the same subject. Stamp is ordered. Thank you for the reminder.

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11 hours ago, Jmcc06 said:

Passed Nuclear with a 97%

Congrats fellow NukeE!

Also, I like your avatar.

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