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1 hour ago, A V said:

Not sure if this one will help you but I just talked to NCEES today. they have opened an exam window just for civil in January 2021. registration starts on Nov 1st and ends Dec 14th. My question was " if I can sign up for that exam while I'm waiting for the result?, since I bombed the exam, Lol"

"the answer was, NO!"    She said, you can't sign up for any exam while your result is pending. and your exam result will be after the registration. :( 

Apparently, they wont release the  October exams' results until after that registration ends. So I'm expecting our result will be late December if not early January. 

1) Have faith that you did better. 

2) I doubt they told the customer service people the actual date. The people answering the chat stick to the 8-10 week line. Eight weeks would open the window on Dec 19.

2a) That's not to say that the results will come out before Dec 14, nor to say that they'll come out afterwards either.

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Anyone else have an odd test morning? I scoped out the test venue the day before, and planned for the next morning. I arrived on test day without issue, and was 4th in line. Then it began...

I propose a new Phase 7, @RBHeadge PE.  Frantically checking NCEES, even though you've already passed/have stamped things, terrified that they're somehow going to delete your exam and it was all a far

The way 2020 is going, I figure 82/80.

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1 minute ago, RBHeadge PE said:

2a) That's not to say that the results will come out before Dec 14, nor to say that they'll come out afterwards either.

The results come out when they come out.

 

Some of us just like to be nerds and make bets. 

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1 hour ago, A V said:

Not sure if this one will help you but I just talked to NCEES today. they have opened an exam window just for civil in January 2021. registration starts on Nov 1st and ends Dec 14th. My question was " if I can sign up for that exam while I'm waiting for the result?, since I bombed the exam, Lol"

"the answer was, NO!"    She said, you can't sign up for any exam while your result is pending. and your exam result will be after the registration. :( 

Apparently, they wont release the  October exams' results until after that registration ends. So I'm expecting our result will be late December if not early January. 

It's on their website. You didnt need to contact them for that info.

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2 hours ago, RBHeadge PE said:

1) Have faith that you did better. 

2) I doubt they told the customer service people the actual date. The people answering the chat stick to the 8-10 week line. Eight weeks would open the window on Dec 19.

2a) That's not to say that the results will come out before Dec 14, nor to say that they'll come out afterwards either.

Thank you for being positive, everyone keep saying that to me from our office. I hope I did better than what Im thinking. 🤞

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1 hour ago, LyceeFruit PE said:

It's on their website. You didnt need to contact them for that info.

Didn't find anything regarding the registration for the exam on January while waiting for the October result. But that's ok, Idk if I want to take the exam again that fast if I don't pass. 

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1 hour ago, A V said:

Didn't find anything regarding the registration for the exam on January while waiting for the October result. But that's ok, Idk if I want to take the exam again that fast if I don't pass. 

From personal experience, I don't suggest it. Especially if youre feeling burnt out.

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1 hour ago, LyceeFruit PE said:

From personal experience, I don't suggest it. Especially if youre feeling burnt out.

Yeah, I’m thinking the same. Thanks. 🙏🏻

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On 10/26/2020 at 2:34 PM, leggo PE said:

Results being released is 100% dependent on if the spam thread reaches its goal. Also, the more you spam, the more likely you are to pass. There isn't a new spam thread for this exam cycle yet, but there should be soon. If the wrong person creates the spam thread, the goal will not be reached. I know, it sounds weird and perhaps outlandish, but it's the truth. Just ask @matt267 PE.

It's sad, but true.

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16 hours ago, jean15paul_PE said:

Welcome

I'm in New Orleans also... Hm, I don't know too many Civils. Also I assume you're younger than my 39 years (of age... not work experience).

Stay safe from Zeta... I just got rejected from the grocery store (they closed at noon) :(

Just a little younger, still in my early 30’s. I work for USACE as a structural engineer. 
 

Lost power here, and a tree fell on my car. But other than that, my wife and kids are safe and that’s all that matters for me.

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According to reddit, the CBT Nuclear, Petroleum, Fire Protection, and Industrial exam results have been posted.

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Not sure if everyone has seen this yet but I noticed this on the NCEES website and also saw everyone talking about it so I thought I would share. 
 

Individuals who took the October exam will be unable to register for the January exam. Results from the October exam will not be released prior to the close of registration for the January exam, and examinees are unable to register for any exam when results are pending from a previous exam. The same is true for the January 2021 administration and being able to register for the April 2021 exam—results from January will not be released prior to the close of the April registration period. Registration deadlines cannot be changed.”

https://ncees.org/january-2021-pe-civil-exam-administration-updates/

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11 minutes ago, CUniverse said:

Not sure if everyone has seen this yet but I noticed this on the NCEES website and also saw everyone talking about it so I thought I would share. 
 

Individuals who took the October exam will be unable to register for the January exam. Results from the October exam will not be released prior to the close of registration for the January exam, and examinees are unable to register for any exam when results are pending from a previous exam. The same is true for the January 2021 administration and being able to register for the April 2021 exam—results from January will not be released prior to the close of the April registration period. Registration deadlines cannot be changed.”

https://ncees.org/january-2021-pe-civil-exam-administration-updates/

Yeah, I think they are trying to have less applicants in each window.

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2 hours ago, CUniverse said:

Not sure if everyone has seen this yet but I noticed this on the NCEES website and also saw everyone talking about it so I thought I would share. 
 

Individuals who took the October exam will be unable to register for the January exam. Results from the October exam will not be released prior to the close of registration for the January exam, and examinees are unable to register for any exam when results are pending from a previous exam. The same is true for the January 2021 administration and being able to register for the April 2021 exam—results from January will not be released prior to the close of the April registration period. Registration deadlines cannot be changed.”

https://ncees.org/january-2021-pe-civil-exam-administration-updates/

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Ahh jeez that sucks.

First let me admit that I was wrong at the top of this page.

Second, wow a 53+ day wait is going to be awful! This administration might surpass Oct 2019 as one of the worst wait periods!

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38 minutes ago, RBHeadge PE said:

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Ahh jeez that sucks.

First let me admit that I was wrong at the top of this page.

Second, wow a 53+ day wait is going to be awful! This administration might surpass Oct 2019 as one of the worst wait periods!

I truly do hope that this is just a generic legalese message and that they truly don’t mean that. 
I don’t think my heart could take them waiting until late December to post the results.

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1 hour ago, 5 to 9 said:

I truly do hope that this is just a generic legalese message and that they truly don’t mean that. 
I don’t think my heart could take them waiting until late December to post the results.

Unfortunately, sounds like it will be like that. I think they could have said that whoever took the October exam can’t register for January, that’s it, not holding the results until after the registration ends. It really sucks...

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I know I saw something a little while ago about how soon one could retake a CBT test after failing. I seem to recall it was either every 90 days, or 120 days, and a max of 3x/yr? I've spent a few minutes looking but can't find anything except on the FL website. Does anyone else remember seeing something like this?

 

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Okay, I found it in the Examinee Guide

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Year-Round Testing Opportunities

Except as noted above, NCEES computer based exams are offered in testing windows throughout the year during the following months:

• January–March

• April–June

• July–September

• October–December

 

Approval Policy

NCEES policy states examinees may attempt a particular NCEES exam one time per testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month approval period, which begins with the examinee’s first attempt. Some licensing boards have a more restrictive policy. Visit ncees.org/boards to review the policy of the licensing board you selected during the registration process.

I looked through all 55 boards (so you didn't have to) and none of them have a more restrictive frequency than "one time per testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month period"

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4 hours ago, 5 to 9 said:

I truly do hope that this is just a generic legalese message and that they truly don’t mean that. 
I don’t think my heart could take them waiting until late December to post the results.

My husband found out december 24th that he passed, back in the days of snail mail results. Might even have been his license was issued the 24th and he got it the 27th?

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3 hours ago, RBHeadge PE said:

Okay, I found it in the Examinee Guide

I looked through all 55 boards (so you didn't have to) and none of them have a more restrictive frequency than "one time per testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month period"

For paper exams Iowa used to be 2 tests per application fee/year.  That may have changed with CBT though.

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8 hours ago, vhab49_PE said:

For paper exams Iowa used to be 2 tests per application fee/year.  That may have changed with CBT though.

I believe you are correct and onto something. On the NCEES site I looked specifically at CBT requirements for all 55 jurisdictions. I looked at P&P requirements for 5 random ones and didn't see anything about frequency. I just looked at Iowa and didn't see anything. But the 2x/year things was default in the past and IIRC many states codified it. I looked through Maryland and Pennsylvania and didn't see anything.  It's too time consuming to look through the laws and regs for every jurisdiction.

Suffice to say, they must have a valid reason for wanting to prevent people from back-to-back: Oct+Jan and/or Jan+Apr.

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1 minute ago, RBHeadge PE said:

 

Suffice to say, they must have a valid reason for wanting to prevent people from back-to-back: Oct+Jan and/or Jan+Apr.

it's terrible for your mental health 

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14 hours ago, 5 to 9 said:

I truly do hope that this is just a generic legalese message and that they truly don’t mean that. 

:plusone:

13 hours ago, A V said:

Unfortunately, sounds like it will be like that. I think they could have said that whoever took the October exam can’t register for January, that’s it, not holding the results until after the registration ends. It really sucks...

I must emphasize that this is just speculation based on their statement. It's supported by the fact that they're already saying it'll be the same for the January exam. It's entirely possible that the registration date and release date are unrelated. 

9 hours ago, vhab49_PE said:

My husband found out december 24th that he passed, back in the days of snail mail results. 

Merry Christmas?

I appreciate the perspective here. People were still waiting for snail mail and getting their results as late as January six years ago. It was nearly the expectation at the beginning of the decade! Some people (SD, DC, and to a lesser extent HI, MN) still learn from USPS mail!

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