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Hello Everyone!

I am new here. I highly appreciate some guidance / suggestions from you all.

 

I have completed Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Nepal. I have been working for an Engineering company in Japan for the past 6 years. In mid-2017, I came to know about FE/PE exam, that even accredited foreigners could take it from Japan through JPEC. Then I passed FE in Jan 2018 and attempted for PE (Power) in Oct 2018. Unfortunately, I failed.

 

During preparation, I also came to know that, in my company nobody has PE (US) license. Some of my few seniors from another department/discipline had Japanese based PE (JP) license. I wonder if recommendation of Japanese based PE (JP) is worthy during the license process. If not what will be other possible ways to get it. Do I have to change my job and search for the one where my supervisor must have PE (US)? Then again, do I have to work under him for another 4 years to be eligible for PE? Right now, I am so confused. I am trying to encourage myself to give another shot for PE exam, but these kind of confusions are demoralizing me.

 

Anybody with the similar experience please help.

 

Thanks In advance.

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The PE licence is not US based. It is based on state. Rules differs from state to state. California state rules, I do not know if they have changed now are "If you have not worked in a country where ppl are PE, experience certification from non PE guys will be valid."  Please visit the state Board website for details. Hope this answers your first level of question. Feel free to ask specific questions in understanding the rules of a board. Outsource you can email the board directly.

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On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 7:20 PM, Sdhabik said:

Hello Everyone!

I am new here. I highly appreciate some guidance / suggestions from you all.

 

I have completed Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Nepal. I have been working for an Engineering company in Japan for the past 6 years. In mid-2017, I came to know about FE/PE exam, that even accredited foreigners could take it from Japan through JPEC. Then I passed FE in Jan 2018 and attempted for PE (Power) in Oct 2018. Unfortunately, I failed.

 

During preparation, I also came to know that, in my company nobody has PE (US) license. Some of my few seniors from another department/discipline had Japanese based PE (JP) license. I wonder if recommendation of Japanese based PE (JP) is worthy during the license process. If not what will be other possible ways to get it. Do I have to change my job and search for the one where my supervisor must have PE (US)? Then again, do I have to work under him for another 4 years to be eligible for PE? Right now, I am so confused. I am trying to encourage myself to give another shot for PE exam, but these kind of confusions are demoralizing me.

 

Anybody with the similar experience please help.

 

Thanks In advance.

Hi There,

I have somewhat similar experience as yourself. I have graduated from India in mid 90's and have been in Canada since 99. I am a Professional Engineer in Ontario

and Alberta for last six years. I have also started the process of getting PE from Michigan beginning of this year. In July 2018, I had cleared my FE exam and in October sitting

I have cleared the PE power exam. I have checked with Michigan LARA, They have everything but are just waiting for verification on my degree from India. Hopefully they can confirm on it soon and I will get the PE license then.

I have been in Engineering Consulting since 2000 in Canada. I have worked on a lot of projects in Canada, US, Europe and a few in middle east.

I can tell you from my experience that you are on right track. PE from any state in US is most prestigious thing. I know this fact as although I am a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Canada, but the value of PE license is much more and most sought of in the world. Clearing of 2 tough exams to acquire it makes its reputation around the world.

 Do not give up and try again in April 2019. You may have to work a bit harder this time as you must have noticed that the exam is not easy and in actuality tougher than NCEES practice exam. Pay extra attention to Protection and Coordination.

 

All the best.

 

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On 12/21/2018 at 8:33 PM, rmsg said:

Hi There,

I have somewhat similar experience as yourself. I have graduated from India in mid 90's and have been in Canada since 99. I am a Professional Engineer in Ontario

and Alberta for last six years. I have also started the process of getting PE from Michigan beginning of this year. In July 2018, I had cleared my FE exam and in October sitting

I have cleared the PE power exam. I have checked with Michigan LARA, They have everything but are just waiting for verification on my degree from India. Hopefully they can confirm on it soon and I will get the PE license then.

I have been in Engineering Consulting since 2000 in Canada. I have worked on a lot of projects in Canada, US, Europe and a few in middle east.

I can tell you from my experience that you are on right track. PE from any state in US is most prestigious thing. I know this fact as although I am a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Canada, but the value of PE license is much more and most sought of in the world. Clearing of 2 tough exams to acquire it makes its reputation around the world.

 Do not give up and try again in April 2019. You may have to work a bit harder this time as you must have noticed that the exam is not easy and in actuality tougher than NCEES practice exam. Pay extra attention to Protection and Coordination.

 

All the best.

 

Thank you rmsg for your kind words and encouragement. 

Can you share me your reference of materials for the Exam.

 

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