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  1. It would take approximately 2-4 weeks to issue a PE license number from the point that they verify you fulfilled all requirements (work, education, exam verification, bio scan, etc) asked by CA board. Here is email from CA board: License numbers are issued bi-weekly for all eligible applicants who have passed all required exams and fulfilled the Livescan/Fingerprint requirement. Once the Systems Analyst completes the verification process, and it is determined you qualify for licensure, your license number will be issued. Your PE license number should appear in ‘License Lookup’ o
  2. Got my number. It was issued on May 24th, so took about 3 weeks after exam result is out.
  3. Apr 2019 PE exam taker. I found that my license number has been issued on May 24th, 2019. I found this from CA license search webpage ( because, interestingly, they seems not to notify you via email or phone when a license number is issued. This means it takes approximately 2-4 weeks to issue a PE license number once you fulfill all requirements (work, education, exam verification, bio scan, etc) asked by CA board. Wall certificate and plastic ID card would take longer (4-6 wk and ~12 wk), according to CA Board. Here is email response from CA
  4. I don't know. I think it depends on states' requirements for FE exam waiver, which would be more or less the same (or very similar).
  5. Hello, I passed PE exam and waiting for the CA board review result. I already had submitted application packet to the board in last October in order to get FE exam waiver. So I expect passing PE exam in this April completes my application and it is under review (I hope). Does anyone know how long it takes for them to issue a new license number to a new applicant? Do they notify the applicant when they issue the number? I thank you for your inputs in advance.
  6. 1. Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual (MERM), 13th Ed by Lindberg: $115 shipped Practically new with very limited/no marking. Cover has some frays but very very clean inside. Asking for $115, including USPS media mail shipping. Ship from San Diego, CA 2. Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed by Lindberg: $65 shipped Like new with no marking whatsoever. Never used. If you buy both, I will give $15 discount.
  7. fyrfytr301 and NYCBruin: Thank you very much for your inputs. It is good to know that I don't have to poke others again for NCEES ref. I am trying to check it with CA board but it is very difficult to talk to the person who would answer this. It is always the voice recorder that greets me and worse it stops while I am leaving a message. Quite frustrating...
  8. Yes, I have. 1. Find your transcript and dust off. List all courses there to a table using Excel etc. I included year, semester, course name, number of credits, description for columns 2. Add description for each course with best of your knowledge. I often Goolgled to find syllabi of same or similar courses 3. Talk to someone in your foreign institute to find out who could verify your course listing. It could be your department and/or registrar. In my case, it was registrar office 4. Ask them to - check your course listing and confirm - fill out the form NCEES pro
  9. Hello, Apr 2019 PE exam taker here. As you might be already aware, both State Boards and NCEES ask for references separately. (If you go to NCEES and click My NCEES Records (or similar), one of requirements is 5 references from PEs, which seems redundant to me especially when State Board also asks for references for application review) In my case, before taking PE exam, I already had submitted the references to CA board, together with CA PE license application form and other requirements such as bio scan, transcripts, etc, in order to get FE waiver becaus
  10. Undergrad degree verification by NCEES is necessary. If your foreign institute has ABEEK approved curriculum, then just get an officially sealed English transcript and you are done. If not, you will have to go through real "verification" process, which involves providing a list of courses you took and what are those. The course list must be in English and approved by your institute. So you will have to find someone in your school registrar office on that.


    Passed: ME TFS at CA
  12. Updated: Passed first try (ME TFS in CA) ME TFS here: I spent about ~30 hours and this might be less time than most of other exam takers. This is because 1. I had a chance to go over undergrad stuff about 10 years ago when I was in a grad school. I had to study for phd prelim exam, which covers wide range of topics in thermo, fluid, heat transfer, and others. Compared to what I studied for the prelim, PE exam questions were much easier. 2. I also did teaching assistant for undergrad thermodynamics courses at least for 2 years, which is a core subject of ME PE exam. I
  13. Hello folks I am working on MyNCEES Records while waiting for Apr 2019 PE Exam result. Like many of you, I keep my finger crossed. I wish good news for all. Going back to the original topic, one of items under MyNCEES Records is Professional References, for which NCEES requires 5 references from PE licensed engineers. It says 'references must be engineers who are currently licensed in US' (see below). Problem is it is not that easy for me to find 5 licensed engineers in my field of work (ME TFS) and wondering if it is absolutely necessary to have PE referenc
  14. 1. NCEES ref handbook, which I found most helpful. I strongly believe ALL info you need to solve test questions are available here 2. NCEES sample test book and my own solution. 3. my own printout for thermodynamics, which I made when I was doing teaching assistant for undergrad thermo classes 4. MERM 13th ed. I rarely used this during test 5. ppi practice book. I didn't use this book at all
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