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Old 07-16-2008, 09:37 AM
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I am ready to take the PE exam this Fall for my PE licensure. Just try to find someone to give me some guide line or recommendations for me to take the exam.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:05 AM
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I dont know if I can link to it, but search for NCBELS which is the website for the NC Board of Engineers and has all the application data. I believe the application data for the fall exam is August 1st, so hurry.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:21 PM
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Default I took it 25 years ago......

I just looked at the NCEES site and realized how different the exam is today, in 1983 both Part I and Part II were open book!

General comments:
  1. Know your reference books! Boxes of text books will not help if you can't remember what material is in each book and where it is located.
  2. Review, review, review. If a local Engineering Society offers formal review courses, enroll in them.
  3. Bring two battery operated calculators. Don't assume there will be enough light to operate a solar calculator unless you are familiar with the testing venue. (I took Part II in a basketball arena and they did not illuminate the game lights!)
  4. Know how you will get your reference books from the parking lot to the testing room. I limited myself to books I knew extremely well, and that would all fit in one carryable box. The fellow in front of me had three or four Banker's Boxes of books on a hand-truck (clear over-kill).
  5. Know where the testing site is located, where to park, how to enter the building, and typical traffic patterns. You don't want to arrive late or flustered from being nearly late.
Best of luck! With a PE behind your name you can be sued for bad decisions in addition to being fired. LOL

Three other pieces of advice:
  1. NEVER let your license lapse, unless you want to be subjected to 16 hours of examination a second time.
  2. Immediately register with the NCEES for the purpose of future comity (i.e. reciprocity).
  3. Diligently maintain a CV of all work experience from this point forward. I am now faced with creating a CV for the purpose of filing for "Licensure Through Comity" after 25 years. Many of the other PE's who are best acquainted with my work have retired and moved.

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