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1 WHY GET A PE LICENSE?

2 WON’T A DEGREE BE ENOUGH?

3 LET’S IMAGINE THAT THERE IS A JOB OPENING THAT MUST BE FILLED BY A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

4 GOOD JOBS WITHOUT A PE – YES

5 BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT PE – YES

6 OPPORTUNITIES ONLY OPEN TO PE’S – YES

7 5 POINTS I WANT TO MAKE 1.WHAT IS LICENSURE? 2.WHY BOTHER TO GET LICENSED? 3.WHAT ARE STEPS TO LICENSURE? 4.WHAT IS THE FE EXAM LIKE? 5.WHAT IS THE PE EXAM LIKE?

8 WHAT IS LICENSURE?

9 WHAT OTHER PROFESSIONS UNDERGO LICENSURE? MEDICINE LAW ACCOUNTANCY NURSING CONTRACTING

10 LICENSURE PROVIDES AN ASSURANCE THROUGH RECOGNIZED STANDARDS THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS COMPETENT TO OFFER THOSE SERVICES.

11 THE ONLY LEGITIMATE FUNCTION OF A PROFESSIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENT IS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.

12 WHY IS LICENSURE IMPORTANT TO YOU? IT IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL THAT WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES.

13 LICENSURE IS LEGALLY REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CONSULTING ENGINEERING SERVICES.

14 WHAT IS NCEES? NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING.

15 IT IS A COALITION OF 50 STATES AND 5 OTHER U.S. JURISDICTIONS WHICH DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER THE LICENSING PROCESS.

16 NCEES DEVELOPS THE FE AND PE EXAMS NCEES OFFERS THE “RECORDS PROGRAM” TO AID IN MULTI-STATE LICENSING

17 WHY BOTHER TO GET LICENSED? ABILITY TO WORK AS A CONSULTANT INCREASED CAREER OPPORTUNITIES INCREASED PROFESSIONAL CREDIBILITY FINANCIAL INCENTIVES ADVANTAGES IN RIF’S

18 4 BASIC STEPS TO LICENSURE 1.EDUCATION – EAC/ABET DEGREE 2.FE EXAM – MORE LATER 3.4 YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE 4.PE EXAM

19 RESULTS CONSULTING OPPORTUNITIES INCREASED CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CREDIBILITY FINANCIAL GAIN FLEXIBILITY IN RIF’S

20 WHAT IS THE FE EXAM LIKE? WHO SHOULD TAKE IT? WHAT IS THE TEST LIKE? WHEN SHOULD I TAKE IT? HOW DO I PREPARE FOR IT? WHO TAKES IT – OVER 41,000 PEOPLE ANNUALLY, OVER 65% OF WHICH ARE STUDENTS

21 NOT JUST FOR CIVILS. LICENSURE IS A KEY DIFFERENTIATOR FOR JOB CANDIDATES AND PROMOTIONS.

22 WHAT IS TEST LIKE? SUPPLIED REFERENCE GET COPY IN ADVANCE DON’T TAKE IT TO THE EXAM! TWO 4 HOURS SESSIONS, AM AND PM

23 75% PASS RATE NATIONALLY 90% PASS RATE IN IDAHO

24 AM SESSION – 120 QUESTIONS – 1 POINT EACH

25 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM CHEMISTRY ETHICS ENGINEERING STATISTICS FLUID MECHANICS

26 STRENGTHS OF MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS MATH STATICS AND DYNAMICS COMPUTERS MATERIAL PROPERTIES

27 PM SESSION – 60 QUESTIONS – 2 POINTS EACH - DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC

28 CHEMICAL CIVIL ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL MECHANICAL ENVIRONMENTAL GENERAL

29 HIGHER PASS RATE ON DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC EXAMS. USEFUL TO UNIVERSITY TO SHAPE PROGRAM

30 WHEN TO TAKE? APRIL AND OCTOBER APPLY THROUGH DEAN’S OFFICE PASS RATES DROP 23% AFTER ONLY 2 YEARS.

31 HOW TO PREPARE? COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS NCEES HAS MATERIAL UI HAS REFRESHER COURSES?

32 WHAT IS THE PE EXAM LIKE?

33 4-5 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION 8 HOUR DURATION OPEN BOOK QUESTIONS MULTIPLE FORMATS NO-CHOICE BREADTH AND DEPTH MULTIPLE OFFERINGS FOR LARGER DISCIPLINES

34 WHEN YOU PASS, YOU’RE LICENSED. INCREASED PAY INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES INCREASED PROFESSIONAL CREDIBILITY MOBILITY

35 QUESTIONS?


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