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elprez00
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4 years post ABET accredited college degree in engineering under the guidance of a PE and passage of the FE to sit for the PE exam.

An important part of the qualification. My roommate from college got his PE a couple of years ago. I believe he had to list / get an okay from the PE he was working under in order to register for the exam. He is a ME. My father is a PE in EE. Both said the exam was a bitch.


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Croacka
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I am currently looking to hire a young engineer, but won't even consider someone without the FE.......


What type of work?


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AndyCBR
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It is 4 years post ABET accredited college degree in engineering under the guidance of a PE and passage of the FE to sit for the PE exam. I am currently looking to hire a young engineer, but won't even consider someone without the FE.......


I stand corrected on the 5 years. It is indeed 4 currently.


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kingbob
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And to the OP, I'm embarrassed for you that you thought you could take the FE/PE without an engineering degree. You should know better.


That's why I posted this. I wasn't sure and I had read up on their site and still wasn't sure. I figured that a lot of engineers post her, so I could get the info I was looking for. I was right about that. I'm not stupid, I was just ignorant about this topic, hence why I posted this, because I wanted to learn. It is better to ask when you do not know, than to continue to be foolish.


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CE Tiger
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
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I just got my stamp in today


Self inking ftw


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I am currently looking to hire a young engineer, but won't even consider someone without the FE.......


Where at and what field?


RocketTigerBallz
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
Bunch of my buddies took the FE without studying a minute and passed. None of em are geniuses. If you're gonna take it, do it before you graduate and if you can fork over the moula. I'm gonna take it next fall probably.


jimbeam
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same here. fall of 13 FE y'all


RocketTigerBallz
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
I was supposed to take it this past semester, but that was when my grad date was May of this year. Somewhere along the way I got distracted. Women at bogies possibly idk


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busbeepbeep
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
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If you're gonna take it, do it before you graduate and if you can fork over the moula

very good advice. The longer you wait (further removed from school), the harder the FE gets

PE Exam was no picnic.


busbeepbeep
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Self inking ftw


I got a wet stamp for Louisiana, but I never ordered any stamps for my other states. I use electronic stamps and sign/date over the stamp when I need to issue something. The funny thing is I've never used my LA seal, but have used Illinois, Alabama, and Tennessee a handful of times.


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GumboPot
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I just got my stamp in today


Stamp your wife's arse with it. That what I did.


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CharlesLSU
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
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Where at and what field?


Houston

Civil with transportation/traffic emphasis.......it's fairly entry level as I will be training them and having them doing some field work. Salary is respectable with good benefits and they'll actually get an office versus a cube. My office is on the smaller side but part of a much larger company. The company is extremely employee friendly and we have insanely low turnover.



FootballNostradamus
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
As some have said, take it in your 3rd/4th year of undergrad. It's just basic-level questions from all the engineering courses you've taken. If you take it in undergrad and have any sort of a brain you should pass it the first time no problem. If you wait a couple years you'll forget all that crap and will likely have to study for it.

The PE gets into more field-specific highly-detailed questions, but in theory you should have been working in this field for multiple years at this point thus some of it should be pretty second-hand. Who your sponsor is and how much you're asked to do at your job within your field of expertise will go a long way into affecting how difficult the test is for you.

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It is 4 years post ABET accredited college degree in engineering under the guidance of a PE and passage of the FE to sit for the PE exam.


Yea the apprentiship is a big part of the process that I know a few of my friends were unaware of.

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I am currently looking to hire a young engineer, but won't even consider someone without the FE.......


Eh, I think you're kind of the exception. I had passed it in college, but didn't even think of putting it on my resume and didn't have one employer ask me about it. Now maybe they went and checked it after I interviewed, but they never mentioned it. I also had plenty of friends get respectable jobs without ever having taken the FE.

It's probably not a bad practice if you know you're looking to hire a future design engineer to mandate that they have passed the FE, but I wouldn't expect it would greatly hinder him in the job search department.


Croacka
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
I work with a girl who has taken the FE 4 times

I think it's time she start looking at other options

I don't know if it came up in her interview or not



PhiTiger1764
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Houston. Civil with transportation/traffic emphasis.......it's fairly entry level as I will be training them and having them doing some field work. Salary is respectable with good benefits and they'll actually get an office versus a cube. My office is on the smaller side but part of a much larger company. The company is extremely employee friendly and we have insanely low turnover.


Well I've never tried to solicit a job on TD before.. but what the heck..

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FootballNostradamus
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
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I work with a girl who has taken the FE 4 times

I think it's time she start looking at other options

I don't know if it came up in her interview or not


Lol, what in the world do yal do?


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LNCHBOX
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CharlesLSU


Shoot me an email at lnchbox at live dot com. Definitely interested.



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The Sad Banana
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I work with a girl who has taken the FE 4 times
Whoa.


urinetrouble
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re: What is the purpose of the FE Exam?
There was a girl at my old firm who has taken the FE at least 4 times. She eventually passed. I know she was going to Houston for prep classes at some point along the way.



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