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  1. Where is the information coming from that CA national exams are cancelled?
  2. I wish they would just allow those who failed in Quarter 3 to retake in Quarter 4. There are so many test dates available on Prometric...
  3. Awesome thanks @Ryan3 and @mejia89. My surveying exam tomorrow!
  4. If anyone has taken the CPESR course and the Survey exam, would you say the actual exam was closest in difficulty to the Medium CPESR practice exam or the Hard CPESR practice exam? Thanks!
  5. Wow, I practice seismic design every day in my 9-5. Went in to the exam very confident. Didn't review too much. Was surprised by some of the questions, especially the rigidity stuff. Didn't pass. Gonna have to prepare seriously and pass in January.
  6. Haven't been here for a couple of weeks. I should never have came! I was perfectly fine until I saw the group panic for results release.
  7. Can you all share how you prepared for the survey exam? Practice materials, courses, etc. would be much appreciated!
  8. I received the ATT for survey and seismic. My ID number is not working yet when I try to schedule on the Prometric website.
  9. 12/30/19 - Check cashed 01/15/20 - Application in technical review 02/19/20 - Application approved
  10. Like biffnater said, the wood design problems should be very very basic. No design of wood connections. Basic lateral loads are valuable to study as well (shear walls, flexible diaphragms). I'd say one of the most important pieces of advice I could offer would be, understand your ACI 318 and Steel Manual. Understand organization, table of contents, index. You can be sure you will use concrete and steel design codes intensively.
  11. It looks like you did pretty well in the afternoon, but morning needs some more work. Geometrics typically should be a free 2 or 3 points. You'll need to tighten up core subjects of the morning; structural, soils, and water. It appears a strong performance is required in those areas to pass. You're in construction depth so its expected means and methods will pick up next go around. Before test day, I read on the forum someone mentioning that the exam has an equal number of A's, B's, C's, and D's as answers. Not sure how true it is, but I used that rationale to guide my guesses in t
  12. So I guess the most efficient approach allowing for the most study time would be to schedule the exams at the end of the 1st or 2nd month of the quarter. That way in the 3rd month you can apply for reexamination and be good to go in the following quarter?
  13. Just thinking about it rationally, I believe the format of today's PE exam is more difficult than it was in the past. In the old administration you could pick and choose subject matter you were familiar with, and you were also awarded partial credit. Today you have to have minimum competence in all civil engineering fields, and no partial credit (obviously) is awarded.
  14. I recently received a pass for the PE 8-hr exam. I have some questions in regards to the CA Specific Exams. Responses are much appreciated. 1) If I submit my application to BPELSG this week, is it likely that I will be able to sit for the Survey & Seismic exams in 1st quarter 2020 (Jan-Mar)? 2) Do results always come out at the same time each quarter? I.e. I take the exam Jan. 1st or Feb. 29, would my results come out at the same time?
  15. Nice! From what I heard, application review period can take up to a couple of months.
  16. I was able to get my hands on SOPE morning notes from a coworker. I took the EET depth portion for structural. The EET binder helped a lot with the last PE exam.
  17. I'd second this. While it seemed about half of the structural depth portion was member design, the other half was just knowing how to use the codes. My suggestion would be to just become very familiar with the organizational layout of the codes (especially ACI which is tricky). You can be sure they are going to ask 2-5 questions on random code sections that no one uses in their typical work year.
  18. I took EET. The first time I took the PE in april 19, EET material didnt help. Although I doubt any prep course could help for what was on that exam. For the last administration, Oct 19 EET depth helped very much.
  19. Good job! Forget the break imo... get on the CA specific ASAP
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