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2 hours ago, jediobiwan said:

Huh. Looks like they've gone rogue with the numbering convention. Well, both glad they are licensing people finally and jealous that I don't have one. How did you find your number, was it through your account or a search of your name?

I searched by First name and Last name and picked the Professional Engineer from he drop down.

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44 minutes ago, Snevah said:

FYI the automatic relay from the DOL (before they address the email sent to to them) is:

"We recently released a new professional licensing system to help serve you better. During this transition, our response time may be delayed. Thank you for your patience."

This might explain the delay... new licensing system to help serve you better... I hope everyone waiting for their license feels "better served".

This explains the different license number i got.

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I added up the 2020 issued licenses for the top ten counties in the state (by population). There are a total of 27 newly licensed engineers in those ten counties. So it seems like it may be a bit if they are licensing 700 people (per HelluvaPE's post on page 2) that passed. 

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3 hours ago, WRPE said:

I think it is moving very slowly. I just emailed them asking them what the real and honest timeline is, since the lack of licensing is having a real financial impact on people waiting on promotions and raises. They told me everything should be complete by February 15...

Seriously..... two whole months they are making us wait?!

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I haven't. A friend who also passed got his. He called them a few times. Maybe bugging them gets things sped up. Pretty annoying it is taking this long.

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34 minutes ago, Kyle In WA said:

I haven't. A friend who also passed got his. He called them a few times. Maybe bugging them gets things sped up. Pretty annoying it is taking this long.

I really appreciate the update!  I *HATE* being that person, but I think I'm gonna start making phone calls.  This is so unacceptable.

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As far as I can tell, if you use the search for all license types (not just engineers) they are usually sequential but occasionally skip a number or two. One I found has two different professional engineers just licensed under one number, so good luck to those two people.

 

The highest number I found as of this posting is 20111197 which is chronologically out of order as it is listed as issued Jan 8th. 20111196 was issued yesterday, the 14th. 20111176 was the first license issued this week so at this rate they seem to be licensing less than ten per day.....

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I appreciate the amount of work you guys are putting into this. Keep the rest of us updated on your findings, it's like a game of spin the wheel at this point. "Will you get licensed today? Probably not, but stay tuned to find out!"

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41 minutes ago, Doug E. Fresh said:

I appreciate the amount of work you guys are putting into this. Keep the rest of us updated on your findings, it's like a game of spin the wheel at this point. "Will you get licensed today? Probably not, but stay tuned to find out!"

Pretty sure we deserve our PE's just for the amount of work we are putting in on trying to read the licensing tea leaves. 

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Just got an email back from DOL asking for an updated timeline (since the originally stated 3 weeks from December 12 has blown by) and they said to give them one more week. I'll believe it when I order my stamp. 

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I received my license # yesterday after speaking with the DOL. It was actually issued on the 9th but i was using the wrong browser (defaulted to firefox when it should have been chrome) for the website and nothing was updating and didn't have any new information. 

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20 hours ago, Enginerd_21 said:

I received my license # yesterday after speaking with the DOL. It was actually issued on the 9th but i was using the wrong browser (defaulted to firefox when it should have been chrome) for the website and nothing was updating and didn't have any new information. 

So you got yours in the original 4 week window. Did they not mail a letter as well? I thought someone mentioned they do that about a week after your license becomes active.

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OMG I FINALLY GOT IT.  Good lord, that was ridiculous.  Good luck to the rest of y'all who are waiting.  Sending good vibes that you'll get it ASAP.

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44 minutes ago, Helluva PE said:

OMG I FINALLY GOT IT.  Good lord, that was ridiculous.  Good luck to the rest of y'all who are waiting.  Sending good vibes that you'll get it ASAP.

Congrats!

 

I'll just be over here twiddling my thumbs....

*Stares off into space*

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20 hours ago, Doug E. Fresh said:

So you got yours in the original 4 week window. Did they not mail a letter as well? I thought someone mentioned they do that about a week after your license becomes active.

I believe they do mail you a letter they say like 7-10 days after you receive your #. I haven't seen anything in the mail yet though.

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I finally got mine. I had searched late yesterday evening and had nothing, but then I woke up to a notification email with my number and now I show up in the search. 

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On 1/18/2020 at 7:53 AM, jediobiwan said:

I finally got mine. I had searched late yesterday evening and had nothing, but then I woke up to a notification email with my number and now I show up in the search. 

Yea, this new system must be a doozy. I got an email around 10:00 am saturday with the news of the liscense issuance. Odd though that expires this year. I know that the licenses have to be renewed every two years and that they expire on our birthdays. But my birthday is in may and it shows that my liscense expires may 2020. Seems not quite right. I emailed the board asking if that was correct. Does anyone else have this issue?

 

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I got mine Saturday as well. Expires on my birthday in June. Let us know what they say about that. It would be pretty funny (or awful) if someone had a birthday this week and their license expired as soon as they got it. 

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I was looking at that by doing some random searches on new numbers. It seems like if your birthday is within 120 days (when the license renewal window opens) they gave it to you until 2021, otherwise you have to renew a brand new license in just a few months. 

 

I am interested in seeing what the response to your email is though. Would be good to hear from the DOL if my suspicion is correct or if it's another in a string of errors and delays. 

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7 hours ago, jediobiwan said:

I was looking at that by doing some random searches on new numbers. It seems like if your birthday is within 120 days (when the license renewal window opens) they gave it to you until 2021, otherwise you have to renew a brand new license in just a few months. 

 

I am interested in seeing what the response to your email is though. Would be good to hear from the DOL if my suspicion is correct or if it's another in a string of errors and delays. 

Well I haven't heard back from DOL yet but I can tell you that if your theory is correct I got screwed over lol. My birthday is May 20th, which is exactly 123 days after January 18th..... 

I'll let you all know if I hear back from the DOL.

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7 minutes ago, Creazyce said:

Well I haven't heard back from DOL yet but I can tell you that if your theory is correct I got screwed over lol. My birthday is May 20th, which is exactly 123 days after January 18th..... 

I'll let you all know if I hear back from the DOL.

Hey, we share a b-day! And a common frustration.

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Has anyone been able to get a copy of their license or received their actual license yet? I get a bonus from work for getting my license, but they need a copy of it before I can submit all my paperwork...
The new license site has an option for them to email a copy and I clicked that, but haven't received it yet.

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21 hours ago, Doug E. Fresh said:

Has anyone been able to get a copy of their license or received their actual license yet? I get a bonus from work for getting my license, but they need a copy of it before I can submit all my paperwork...
The new license site has an option for them to email a copy and I clicked that, but haven't received it yet.

I did the same thing just to see if it did anything and nada....Think I clicked it Saturday as soon as I logged on so don't hold your breath. 

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Got my stamp today in the mail. Now I have to resist stamping every piece of paper on my desk (and shredding the ones I fail on).

Still no sign of the wall certificate, but at this point I expect it after I renew by July 1st honestly. 

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