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I want to know, what are the requirements & conditions that make the candidate eligible to FE & PE exams waiving and leads to obtaining the PE directly without exams?
 

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It varies by state. It varies by education level (engineering degree vs engineering tech degree, ABET accredited school vs not, etc). It varies by experience level (2 years of experience vs 20 years of experience).

There are so many factors that go into it, I don't think we can really give you a clean answer!
 
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OK, Thanks
I have Ph.D. in Structural Engineering & +25 years of experience.
Please tell me what are the US states which can give PE in Civil/ structural without examinations by waiving?
 

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I don't think I can just give you a list of states that grant PE licenses without examination. Because anyone that has not taken the PE exam would have to plead their case to a given state to show that they have satisfactory education and experience to be licnesed. And those education and experience requirements vary by state to such a degree that you can't just say "State X gives out PE licenses without requiring an exam." Because even if state X did that for one person, it doesn't mean they'd do it for another person.
 

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Pretty sure there is no way to get PE without passing the exam. Some states allow waiving of FE with 8+ years of experience. But all states are different, and you might have to do some research to figure out your best bet.
 
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Like others have mentioned, you will have to talk to individual boards where you are interested in being licensed. Some states will allow you to waive if your primary employment is instructing courses in a university. If you plan to practice and stamp actual drawings i don't think that applies
 

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I know a person in Texas who got it. He was a professor and got strong recommendations. However, this might be a problem if you want to transfer your license to other states (where they will need verification of you passing the exam). Long story short, if you want to practice and stamp drawings you should consider talking the exam.
 
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OK, Great , Please send me the rules of Texas for PE waiver, Thanks
I dug a bit deeper, looks like you will need to have minimum 6-8 years of teaching experience at an ABET or approved engineering program. From what I read (I might be wrong) the only way you can get the waiver is through an “engineering educator” options which is basically for professors, hence the teaching requirements.
 

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I dug a bit deeper, looks like you will need to have minimum 6-8 years of teaching experience at an ABET or approved engineering program. From what I read (I might be wrong) the only way you can get the waiver is through an “engineering educator” options which is basically for professors, hence the teaching requirements.
Does this apply in Missouri State?
I have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of teaching experience. Am I eligible for PE waiver?
 

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Does this apply in Missouri State?
I have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of teaching experience. Am I eligible for PE waiver?
I would start with a call or email to the Missouri engineering board and understand the route. As others mentioned I would suggest getting the FE waiver which is almost in every state for Ph.D. holders and sitting for the PE exam this way you would be able to take your license to any state.
 

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OK, Great , Please send me the rules of Texas for PE waiver, Thanks
Google yourself. Check PE license requirement for each state. I am surprised you are Ph.D and a pofessor and don't know U. S. PE License requirements.
There is no way you can get a PE license in United States with degrees from foreign contries unless the foreign universities are accredited to US education system. There are no waivers even if you have graduate and post graduate degrees. Each state has specific rules to award PE Licenses based on education, experience and passing FE & PE Exams. Just to register for exam one has to go through a long process. If it was based on degrees, millions of people would have got American PE licenses while sitting at home. It is just like medical exams in the United States.
 

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Instead of getting on this board and trying to find the easiest way to become a PE without taking the requisite tests, both FE and PE-- I would sit and STUDY the material and then take the tests. These are bachelor level exams-- designed to be successfully passed by engineers with 4 years of experience. You have wasted more time and energy trying to find find some loophole than just buckling down and taking the exams. If you have a real PhD, meaning one that you worked for, wrote a robust dissertation, defended it before a board of professionals in your discipline who helped guide you through the PhD process, not a "mail order" degree, you should have NO DIFFICULTIES passing both the FE and PE tests.
 

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Many PhD's are scared shi**ess that they are going to fail the exam. OK, so be it-- you fail-- they are NOT going take away your birthday. Get up, dust off and try again. I know many PhD's that give me a million excuses on why they don't take the PE exam-- all of them are Bul***hit. Get in and GO-- here on both the FE and PE exam-- you have to KNOW and apply the material. MEMORIZING and HOPING are NOT going to work. That is why you see many candidates take the test 3-4 times-- they don't know the material and hope that by memorizing the material for the test, like they did in undergraduate class, they will pass. NO DICE-- learn this stuff. Go to the syllabus and make damn sure that you know and understand what is being tested. This is not a hard test-- however, you have know the material being tested. I have 2 PhD's, both of whom have failed multiple times. Smart folks, lots of excuses by both, but I did not buy any of them. Will they pass this time-- we shall see-- I gave them several books to help, but they have to do the work. You really have to know and understand the material on the test. Yes, I have a PhD-- Yes, I was 30 years out of school when I took the exam and Yes, I passed the first time. I did study 3 hours every afternoon for 3 months, because this is a "one and done exam". I was not going to pay $500 3 or 4 times to take this exam. Put you time into real hard study-- take a review course, work with some of your students-- don't let your ego get involved-- you are all working together to pass the exam.
 
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