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1 hour ago, NZBound said:

1:49 pm Eastern Time

 

PASSED civil construction on the first try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DANNNGGG way to go! 

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Congrats, my fellow Washingtonians!

Friendly reminder, especially for this state, don't be too quick to add "P.E." after your name just yet. I'm not sure if Washington has changed their process since I took the exam last year, but if it's the same process there is still some time left to go before your application is approved and you get a license number.

The safe bet is to wait until you see your license number in the PE license database before adding those two letters. You can look up your name here: https://professions.dol.wa.gov/s/license-lookup

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8 hours ago, txjennah PE said:

DANNNGGG way to go! 

Thank you!  I've gotta say -- it's been a hell of a ride to get here.  This year was already shaping up to be the best year of my life -- I *finally* declared defeat on a 2.5-year battle with serious depression (yes, I know the war rages on, but the battle is won for now!), checked off several bucket list items, went to my college best friend's Indian wedding at a luxury resort in Tuscany, and celebrated the day I outlived my dad, who died when I was 1.  Passing this exam was the one thing I was waiting on to seal the deal, and it happened!!!!!  I screamed and sobbed and instantly knew I'd made my dad proud :)

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4 hours ago, ChebyshevII PE said:

Congrats, my fellow Washingtonians!

Friendly reminder, especially for this state, don't be too quick to add "P.E." after your name just yet. I'm not sure if Washington has changed their process since I took the exam last year, but if it's the same process there is still some time left to go before your application is approved and you get a license number.

The safe bet is to wait until you see your license number in the PE license database before adding those two letters. You can look up your name here: https://professions.dol.wa.gov/s/license-lookup

Hey, thanks for the reminder!!!  I tried looking for the requirements for when I can add it to my name but to no avail, so thanks for the heads up!  Any idea how long it takes to get your license number?  Is it something that happens in days, or should I give it a month or so?

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7 minutes ago, NZBound said:

Hey, thanks for the reminder!!!  I tried looking for the requirements for when I can add it to my name but to no avail, so thanks for the heads up!  Any idea how long it takes to get your license number?  Is it something that happens in days, or should I give it a month or so?

The state seems to be pretty good about getting license numbers out. They do say up to 4 weeks, but I got my license# 8 days after I found out I passed. Ymmv.

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20 minutes ago, NZBound said:

Thank you!  I've gotta say -- it's been a hell of a ride to get here.  This year was already shaping up to be the best year of my life -- I *finally* declared defeat on a 2.5-year battle with serious depression (yes, I know the war rages on, but the battle is won for now!), checked off several bucket list items, went to my college best friend's Indian wedding at a luxury resort in Tuscany, and celebrated the day I outlived my dad, who died when I was 1.  Passing this exam was the one thing I was waiting on to seal the deal, and it happened!!!!!  I screamed and sobbed and instantly knew I'd made my dad proud :)

Awww man that's awesome

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Also, quick note, you might want to login at the same place the license lookup is. Not sure if it was a data entry on my end or theirs, but somehow only my first name and middle initial was showing up on my account on the new Washington licensing system. Quick email to DOL got them to fix it, but I would have been really annoyed if it delayed my license or I got one with just my first name and middle initial and had to get it corrected. 
 

Passed Civil Transportation first time. So ready for that license number. I was good and asked our admin to wait until January to order new business cards so I can’t possibly be tempted to open them until I have my number. 

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Has anyone recieved thier liscense number yet? I was hoping to see it before Christmas.... but the holiday and new years, I'm just hoping to see it before mid january!

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https://professions.dol.wa.gov/s/license-lookup

this is where youll be able to find yours. i got mine about a week after my pass notice (dec2016), but they are updating their lookup system so might be delayed. 

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I've been checking sporadically as well and haven't seen anything either. Looked like last October it took the State couple weeks.

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Yea, I've been checking as well. I just started getting worried when my co-worker who passed in april told me he had his liscense number in 8 days. I figured the holidays would delay things, but it is definitely nice to know it's not just me waiting.

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Yeah i'm sure they will come through before too long. I didn't think i'd be so antsy waiting for the license # after having gone through all the other madness but I stand corrected haha

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When I called to correct my name in the online system they said to give them a month for wall certificates. I was hoping they were exaggerating but I’m no longer expecting it until 2020. 

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13 minutes ago, jediobiwan said:

When I called to correct my name in the online system they said to give them a month for wall certificates. I was hoping they were exaggerating but I’m no longer expecting it until 2020. 

Yes, the wall certificate takes some time. It shouldn’t prevent you from practicing as a P.E. though, assuming your license # appears in the lookup database.

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2 hours ago, ChebyshevII PE said:

Yes, the wall certificate takes some time. It shouldn’t prevent you from practicing as a P.E. though, assuming your license # appears in the lookup database.

We're still waiting for the license numbers to be assigned :(  I'm not holding my breath for it to happen this week.  I'm waiting to have the raise/promotion conversation with my boss until I get my number, so this is irritating.  Ok, that's enough ranting for Christmas ;) 

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14 hours ago, ChebyshevII PE said:

Yes, the wall certificate takes some time. It shouldn’t prevent you from practicing as a P.E. though, assuming your license # appears in the lookup database.

Agreed, but they seem to be dragging thier feet in releasing the liscense numbers. I have a couple of projects ready to be submitted that I really wanted to sign/stamp. Oh well... I guess the wait continues.

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5 hours ago, Creazyce said:

Agreed, but they seem to be dragging thier feet in releasing the liscense numbers. I have a couple of projects ready to be submitted that I really wanted to sign/stamp. Oh well... I guess the wait continues.

Yeah, while what I asked about was the wall certificate I got the impression that the license numbers wouldn't be much ahead of the wall certificates being mailed. Unless I'm missing something, it doesn't appear they have added a single new license since October 29 (no licenses via exam or comity). 

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32 minutes ago, jediobiwan said:

Yeah, while what I asked about was the wall certificate I got the impression that the license numbers wouldn't be much ahead of the wall certificates being mailed. Unless I'm missing something, it doesn't appear they have added a single new license since October 29 (no licenses via exam or comity). 

Yep.  The last number was 58202.  So glad I'm not the only one who's annoyed with the wait...

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15 hours ago, Helluva PE said:

Yep.  The last number was 58202.  So glad I'm not the only one who's annoyed with the wait...

I broke down and emailed the liscensing board about a timeline of when I could expect the license number to be issued.... and they said 3 more weeks!!

This is just crazy. 

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2 hours ago, Creazyce said:

I broke down and emailed the liscensing board about a timeline of when I could expect the license number to be issued.... and they said 3 more weeks!!

This is just crazy. 

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Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  One of the longest waits for exam results and seemingly the longest wait for licensing in years.  Damn this cursed exam cycle.

Thank you for getting in touch with them and reporting back!

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2 hours ago, Helluva PE said:

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  One of the longest waits for exam results and seemingly the longest wait for licensing in years.  Damn this cursed exam cycle.

Thank you for getting in touch with them and reporting back!

Ditto. I have to assume it has something to do with the switch to a new online platform since they haven't issued a single license since the end of October-and transferred platforms in November. 

 

Just a reminder to log in and check that your name is correct on the new platform as mine had only my first name and middle initial somehow despite all my application files and correspondence having my correct full name. 

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