- Dec 9, 2014
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They don't exempt first time renewals from CEU requirements since you only have a partial term? My state does that and I've heard of other states doing the same thing.Thanks! Now I just have to get my continuing ed credits before my license expires in June of next year. Minnesota has all of the licenses expire at the end of June in even numbered years.
It's odd that they make you get 24 hours in 6 months, as opposed to the regular 24 hours over 2 years. Do they exempt new licensees?Thanks! Now I just have to get my continuing ed credits before my license expires in June of next year. Minnesota has all of the licenses expire at the end of June in even numbered years.
Every State is different. The pdh regs are all-over-the-placeIt's odd that they make you get 24 hours in 6 months, as opposed to the regular 24 hours over 2 years. Do they exempt new licensees?
Don't worry! You will get it next time around, now you know how these tests are formattedWell unfortunately I will be trying out the CBT… ugh… I was hoping I passed, but just getting out of quarantine from Covid I didn’t expect much…I’m still feeling the effects
Congratulations to everyone that passed
Everyone has the URL bookmarked and memorized when waiting on results. Some might even set it as their homepage.
Go easy on yourself - this is a very strange time right now, and I don't think many of us are feeling 100% mentally. You'll get thisWell unfortunately I will be trying out the CBT… ugh… I was hoping I passed, but just getting out of quarantine from Covid I didn’t expect much…I’m still feeling the effects
Congratulations to everyone that passed
My state exempts from cont. ed. for the licensing period when PE exam is passed and not when license number is received.I actually think we do get an exception first licensing period. I'll figure out more as I go through the actual licensing process I suppose.
Excellent post @RBHeadge PE .History Time!
In these next few posts I'm going to discuss the genesis of the WttS, and the broad strokes of the progression of State releases, maps, and the EB culture surrounding the release over time.
I took the PE exam for the first time in October 2013. Things were rough the first couple weeks after the exam but I managed to stop thinking about it during the second half of November. Then one night in early December I had a dream that I failed the exam. I'm a lucid dreamer, and I knew it was false but it still shock me. I was alone on a business trip in a hotel in Brussels. And I couldn't get back to sleep that night. I checked PCS and NCEES websites for the first of hundreds times that month. Nothing.
I returned Stateside a few days later. I checked in with a work colleague who also took the nuclear PE exam that session. I could see it in his face as soon as I walked into his office that he failed. He told me the results came out a few days prior. It was the beginning of a long December.
Maryland was the last State to release that year. The initial release happened on day 40, I had to wait until day 54. Remember how you felt from the moment I said that the the release was imminent through actually getting your results? The catatonic nerves and dread. The inability to concentrate or do anything productive. Most of you had to wait a few hours. I had that feeling for two weeks! New Jersey only had to put up with it for a week this cycle. I had to deal with that for two f#$%ing weeks! And no it doesn't get easier with time.
A week into that wait the pass rates were released. At the time they didn't report the number of takers for a given exam; only the first time and repeat taker pass rates. A quirk of the nuclear PE exam is that there are so few test takers and one can basically break those percentages down into raw numbers. i.e. 44% is obviously 4/9. And during those two weeks I would hear of other individual nuclear PE takers passing and failing. While I was waiting I was seeing the chances of my passing go up and down with the amount of outstanding results. Usually the passing chance went down.
Anyway back in 2005 I would see ads on TV for the movie Jarhead. The ads would finish with the tagline "Welcome to the Suck". I thought it was funny and it resonated with me. Eight years later I would describe the PE wait as "the suck". I had no idea that the "the Suck" was the what some Marines call the Marine Corp. Kind obvious in retrospect. In fact, I've worked extensively with every uniformed service except for the Marines. It wouldn't be until early 2019 that I learned it was a USMC thing. Oops sorry.
I found EB the morning my results finally released. At the time only members could read the website. I guess bandwidth was so high at the time that it was an effort to reduce costs? I was trying to read threads via google cached pages and deleting cookies. I read on here that Maryland had finally released, and a few seconds later I got the email.
In the coming days the ban on non-members viewing pages went away. I was able to get a better idea of what happened during that time. I saw a bunch of people ignorant of the process, lots of people trying to figure stuff out, lots of theory, lots of trolling and no one actually trying to collect or compile notes. I knew that I was going to have to go through this process a year later and I wanted to be better prepared. I came back briefly the next May to observe. It wasn't a serious effort but I was trying to learn to make things easier the next fall.
It wasn't much easier. Back then people would start new threads to ask a questions, or rant, or whatever about the exam and the wait. It was difficult for the PE candidates to track of what was going on. It was difficult for the well meaning vets to triage. It was great for the trolling though. Back then people would create a State release thread in the relevant results subforum when they got their results. People would refresh the subforum page, and assume that results came out if they saw a State had released. That's why those fake results threads got such a rise out of people.
I passed in October 2014. It was one of the longer waits on record. It was painful and it sucked. And I thought that there had to be a better way. I resolved to come back in April and try to help out the next class.
One of the things I noticed in those three sessions was that it was always the same the questions or arguments being posed. The vets would bounce between the threads and try to answer the same questions that they answered six months prior... or sometimes they would just troll. Inevitably one or two of those threads would take off and become the default "waiting thread" for that administration. You can think of those threads as proto-WttS. In October 2014 there were four such threads!
And It was like that every six months.
I had the idea of putting together everything in one thread in early 2015 but I never got around to it. 2015 and 2016 were the busiest years of my career. Instead I would just keep up the tradition of bouncing between threads and trying to help when and where I could.
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