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CaliPE

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same here... one person reviewing hundreds of applications? what a friggin clown show the Board is! a 1 year turnaround is ridiculous and unacceptable! outsource the work! bring in temps! we should all show up at the board meeting and complain.



Edit: i just filed a complaint with the DCA.CA.GOV. i just cannot accept that the board is allowing this to continue. one evaluator for the largest discipline? what a joke.
Have you reached out to the Board to get a status update on your application?
 

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The Board has more than one Registrar reviewing Civil Engineer applications. All applications sent to technical review in Quarter 1 were reviewed in Quarter 2 and either approved or sent a deficiency notice. Submittal date is not the important date for processing because an application is not reviewed until it is considered complete (e.g., transcripts received by the Board for claimed education, a minimum of four references completed Part B of the Engagement Record and Reference Forms, completed the Laws & Regulations exam). Once an application is complete, it is sent to technical review. Applications are reviewed in the order sent to technical review.
What I was told by the board is that there is only one person doing technical review for civil engineer applications (of which they said there are hundreds).
 

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What I was told by the board is that there is only one person doing technical review for civil engineer applications (of which they said there are hundreds).
Just an FYI...the above has been the case for the last 7-8 years. The temporary increase in received applications is just that...temporary. As reported at the recent board meeting, the number of applications received are already beginning to decrease and the backlog is decreasing as well. Feel free to attend a board meeting and provide public comment on this and other topics.
 

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Have you reached out to the Board to get a status update on your application?
yes. called adn was told that there is only 1 evaluator. also received email with generic response contradicting the phone response... someone is not telling the truth. they cannot even collaborate the responses... =/ no urgency on their part at all. zero! take our money and sit on it. and if they do somehow have multiple evaluators, i wouldn't be surprised if they brought in only 1 additional. 2 total just so that they can tell everyone that they now have multiple evaluators. clown show! DCA responded to my complaint. cannot wait to hear what they will tell me after their "investigation".
 

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yes. called adn was told that there is only 1 evaluator. also received email with generic response contradicting the phone response... someone is not telling the truth. they cannot even collaborate the responses... =/ no urgency on their part at all. zero! take our money and sit on it. and if they do somehow have multiple evaluators, i wouldn't be surprised if they brought in only 1 additional. 2 total just so that they can tell everyone that they now have multiple evaluators. clown show! DCA responded to my complaint. cannot wait to hear what they will tell me after their "investigation".
You can continue to refer to the board as a clown show all you want, but that is just a reflection on you and how you tend to handle things from a professional perspective. Your descriptions of conversations are mistakenly referring to different things and while I don't blame you for not knowing the difference, you need to understand that some of what you are saying is not consistently conveyed. There is a difference between "evaluator" and the person(s) performing the technical review. There is more than one evaluator at the board.

Why don't you send me a PM with your name and I will take a look at what might be holding up the processing of your application to see if there is something that can be done to alleviate your concerns? Otherwise, just continuing to rant on this forum is not benefitting you or anyone else. Its just white noise.
 

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You can continue to refer to the board as a clown show all you want, but that is just a reflection on you and how you tend to handle things from a professional perspective. Your descriptions of conversations are mistakenly referring to different things and while I don't blame you for not knowing the difference, you need to understand that some of what you are saying is not consistently conveyed. There is a difference between "evaluator" and the person(s) performing the technical review. There is more than one evaluator at the board.

Why don't you send me a PM with your name and I will take a look at what might be holding up the processing of your application to see if there is something that can be done to alleviate your concerns? Otherwise, just continuing to rant on this forum is not benefitting you or anyone else. Its just white noise.
hm, do you work there? i am sorry if I offended you, sir. thanks for the clarification. still does not ease my frustration but that is okay. anyhow, thank you for offering to look into my application but i received a reply from frazier that it will be another 3 or so months. unless you can bump mine up, i will accept the response for now.
 

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hm, do you work there? i am sorry if I offended you, sir. thanks for the clarification. still does not ease my frustration but that is okay. anyhow, thank you for offering to look into my application but i received a reply from frazier that it will be another 3 or so months. unless you can bump mine up, i will accept the response for now.
Being offended is not relevant to this conversation. This is a professional forum and not a personal social media site. While everyone certainly understands the frustration and how impatience can run your life, that's simply not a way for a professional engineer to conduct themselves. Since you've declined any sort of assistance, I can only hope your application is reviewed soon and success in obtaining your license.
 

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