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Old 05-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Professional Engineer--Thank goodness!

Found out I passed the PE this morning! Felt like a ton of weight has been lifted off my shoulders! Good luck to anyone else waiting to find out.
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high five!! great feeling..congrats
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Awesome!!! Now you can officially make decisions!! Congratulations man!
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Cool, now you can stamp drawings...how are you on reinforced concrete design in blast loading applications?

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Awesome, congratulations. I passed the GA EIT many years ago, only because it was a requirement at the time for a job transition where I work.

That was one full day's maximum effort, as I recall. Never got around to or even dared attempting the PE.
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Congrats! I will have to take it in a couple years.
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Congrats!! I am gathering study materials now - going to take the Civil PE exam in April....Which discipline did you take? Also, how much study time do you estimate you put in? Currently I am planning on 4-6 months of nightly studying.

Now when you tell people you are a PE, they will say "you had to take a test to be a gym teacher?"
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Congrats! Huge achievement. Do you have to do seismic and surveying in GA?
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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high five!! great feeling..congrats



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Awesome!!! Now you can officially make decisions!! Congratulations man!
Maybe for somebody I don't know about my current employer!

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Cool, now you can stamp drawings...how are you on reinforced concrete design in blast loading applications?

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Awesome, congratulations. I passed the GA EIT many years ago, only because it was a requirement at the time for a job transition where I work.

That was one full day's maximum effort, as I recall. Never got around to or even dared attempting the PE.
EIT and PE are both 8 hour long test. Fun times...not!

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Congrats! I will have to take it in a couple years.
Good luck when you get there!

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Congrats!! I am gathering study materials now - going to take the Civil PE exam in April....Which discipline did you take? Also, how much study time do you estimate you put in? Currently I am planning on 4-6 months of nightly studying.

Now when you tell people you are a PE, they will say "you had to take a test to be a gym teacher?"
I took the transportation section. Morning was general obviously afternoon was for transportation. I failed it the first time I took it but I did to much review and refreshing vs just working problems. Working problems I believe is the key. The second time all I did was work problems. I took a practice test at the very beginning, broke it up took morning part on like a saturday then reviewed that afternoon problems i missed or didn't get, Sunday took the afternoon part. That kind of give you a starting point. After that I probably worked about 40 problems in each section which broke out to two nights a week of about two hours, probably 4 hours every friday, probably six hours min. every saturday and Sunday so whatever that works out to be. I wanna say I put in a good two months definatley not 6 monthes of that. The weekend before the test took half of a different practice exam again then reviewed answers in the afternoon. then the next day took afternoon section. Made like a 74 on that which set me up to have a positive good week before the exam. I reviewed a few things the day before the exam and that was it for that week. Then went in and took it. Hope that helps

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Congrats! Huge achievement. Do you have to do seismic and surveying in GA?
No we don't have to do seismic stuff or surveying that I know of. I dont do the surveying I let the surveyors do that stuff. I work for a Civil firm and we have Surveyors in house.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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No we don't have to do seismic stuff or surveying that I know of. I dont do the surveying I let the surveyors do that stuff. I work for a Civil firm and we have Surveyors in house.
I meant in the exam. In CA for civil, there are seismic and surveying sections to the test, and they are a big pain. And all the survey stuff is ancient. Drove my wife nuts, and some of her peers have still not passed because of it.
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That civil eng survey book by Lui saved my butt. It is yellow and blue. I did all the probs in 40 hrs. Took a week off. Aced the test.
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Congrats!! Now watch out for the lawyers.


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Old 05-24-2013, 05:46 AM   #13
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I meant in the xam. In CA for civil, there are seismic and surveying sections to the test, and they are a big pain. And all the survey stuff is ancient. Drove my wife nuts, and some of her peers have still not passed because of it.
There are a few questions that relate to survey with azimuth and bearing type stuff but nothing major. Yall have to deal with earthquakes in Cali thankfully we don't have those in Georgia!
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I sat for the EIT exam decades ago, and having a Mechanical Engineering background, it didn't apply much. Later, I got involved in the Safety Engineering Community and our version is CSP, Certified Safety Professional, where the first half looks just like the EIT. Eventually, I started teaching the review class and my skill level climbed. Perhaps it is time for me to retake the PE exam in structural and see how I do:-)

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I sat for the EIT exam decades ago, and having a Mechanical Engineering background, it didn't apply much. Later, I got involved in the Safety Engineering Community and our version is CSP, Certified Safety Professional, where the first half looks just like the EIT. Eventually, I started teaching the review class and my skill level climbed. Perhaps it is time for me to retake the PE exam in structural and see how I do:-)

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If I had to choose I wouldn't be choosing the Structural exam! I've heard it is pretty difficult but I dont do that stuff everyday either. I took the Civil exam and choose the Transportation portion for the afternoon.
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If I had to choose I wouldn't be choosing the Structural exam! I've heard it is pretty difficult but I dont do that stuff everyday either. I took the Civil exam and choose the Transportation portion for the afternoon.
I actually spend a fair amount of time looking at structural design of reinforced concrete...my specialty is designing structures that produce explosives to withstand expected events...very specialized.

I need to look into it more...

but again, a PE is big achievement...

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