Hello folks... I am in California, a state that DOES allow the FE exam waiver provided you can document 15 years of experience relevant to your discipline and have an accredited engineering BS degree. A pre-requisite for the PE license is to have 6 years of professional experience which you can prove through "engagement records", a minimum of 4 is required. So to request a waiver all you have to do is check a box on the application and document the additional 11 years by adding more engagement records. I applied for one and had no trouble getting it.
If you have been out of school for a while and and are not intending on getting a multi-state PE license, I'd strongly recommend you spend your time on prepping for the PE exam and get a waiver for the FE. They are two different exams and although some of the FE exam principles will help you prepare for the PE, I'd focus my energy on "the real deal."
Thank you for sharing your information but I am confused on your statement for 4-6 years PE requirement and 11 years?
Does it mean when you request FE waiver to apply for PE and you have 4 years BS degree, you only need to provide an additional 11 years of working experience to qualify for FE waiver?
What do you mean by saying 4-6 years “engagement records”?
I have accredited BS civil engineering degree and 12 years of work experience working for civil engineering firms!
Would I be able to get the FE waiver by having 4 year degree and 12 years working experience (total of 16 years) so I can apply for PE or I need to accumulate total of 15 years working experience to get the FE waiver to qualify for PE despite of having 4 years study?
Thank you and I am really looking a clear answer so I can know my options!