Yeah I hope so too. The whole process has been slow the entire way. Not really surprised that this final approval is also going to take months. In the end it really doesn't matter that I get it now or next month... Haha I'm just being impatient.
I second the CPESR course. Never had a surveying course before, so I signed up for this one. Got through the lectures and the 5 practice exams in about 2 weeks and they left me fully prepared (maybe even a bit over-prepared, but that's not such a bad thing!).
Interesting to see the timeline. I thought mine was real slow, but it seems like they might do these things in batches.
2020/11/20 Applied via USPS
2021/01/04 Check cashed
2020/02/17 Referred to technical review
2020/03/15 Completed technical review (no comments)
I took the CPESR course. Some of it was new material for me, and some was stuff I had seen before (never had a surveying class). Took about 1.5 weeks to get through the lecture videos and workbook, then I powered through the practice exams in a week. I took them in order, one a day Saturday...