Registration PE review courses available from IEEE-USA
For those of you considering registration as a career option, the IEEE-USA has PE review courses available in CDROM format. They can be purchased at https://salaryapp.ieeeusa.org/rt/salary_database/shop .
Periodically one of the local sections holds a local PE review course. If you are interested in a local course, please leave a comment on the comment page and specify which technical area you'd like to prepare for.
For more information about licensure, and Exams see the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES.org
) page on licensure for engineers
. Which also sells study materials.
Exams are given in April and October.
For details of Californial registration see the California Board for Professional
Engineers and Land SurveyorsWhy should you get registered?
- in certain areas of design where public safety is potentially at risk, registration is usually required for the Engineer responsible for the project. This is not normally required for employees of Electronics firms or even the consultants they use from time to time. However in California, it is not legal to use the word Engineer in the job title of non-registered employees.. which is why so many companies use the term "Member of Technical Staff" or other term in job titles instead of "engineer".Steps: First
you need to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering
exam (called the Engineer in training or EIT when I was in college).Next
you need 6 years of documented Experience
.. for EE's its important to not that the references you use to document this experience do not themselves need to be Regisitered..
Also your BSEE from an ABET accredited program counts for 4 years..Then
you need to take and pass the Priniciples and Practice
exam. In California you also need to take a California
specific law exam, but thats a take home
exam that basically ensures that you read thru the law and find the answers to things you should know.
If you are getting ready to go this route.. good luck!