Are you an engineer looking to take the Professional Engineer (PE) exam? Not sure if your engineering experience qualifies you to sit for the exam? This video is a must-watch for anyone who wants to understand the eligibility criteria for the PE exam. We’ll take a deep dive into the qualifications required to apply for the exam and provide tips to help ensure your application is approved.
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode:
- When you submit your PE application, you must catalogue all your work experience and list the supervisor that oversaw you during that process.
- One very important thing to understand about the PE exam is that while the exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), whether or not you can sit for the exam and get your license is depended upon the state that you want to work in. Typically the state education in each state has an engineering board that reviews the application and decides if you are worthy taking the PE exam. I recommend reaching out to somebody on that board to determine the eligibility criteria for the PE exam. This will help you to better understand what is expectable and what is not exactable.
- When submitting your application, you have to be very specific about the work that YOU did and list all of the things that you specifically did.
- It can be very beneficial to find someone, either in your company or someone that you know, that had an application accepted by your state board and took the PE exam. Go through their application and use it as an example to look at the terms and language they used and the type of work they submitted that was approved.
- If possible, you can also meet someone from the state board in person and explain your situation to them to determine the eligibility criteria for the PE exam.
- People who are located outside of the US, looking to get their PE licenses will need to contact their state education to understand their process of evaluating people from outside the US.
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I hope you found this article helpful. In upcoming articles, I will solve some more PE exam practice problems and answer other questions from our subscribers. Pass the PE Exam videos will publish weekly, so be sure to click the subscribe button so you don’t miss something that could make a substantial difference in your exam result.
Lastly, I encourage you to ask questions in the comments of this video or on this page, and I’ll read and respond to them in future videos. So, if there’s a specific topic you want me to cover or answer, we have you covered.
I’ll see you next week … on Pass the PE Exam.
Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success