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Posted by Lauren DiPalma on April 15, 2010 at 1:34 PM.
Good luck to all those taking the spring engineering exams being administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) this weekend.
Engineers who successfully complete the exams and become licensed earn the ability the stamp and seal drawings. But more than that, they also commit to serving as competent and ethical engineers, holding public safety tantamount while balancing the needs of strength, economy, and aesthetics.
Engineering students all across the country who are nearing completion of their degrees will be sitting for the 8-hour Fundamentals of Engineering exam on Saturday, April 17, leading to the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation.
Graduate engineers with four years or more of post-college experience will be taking the 8-hour Principles and Practice of Engineering exam on Friday, April 16. This is typically the last step in becoming a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
Friday is also when the Structural I and Structural II exams are offered, which in certain states can lead to being licensed as a Structural Engineer (S.E.) Although these will again be offered in October, a new 16-hour format for the structural exam will be instituted in April 2011. To learn more about the new PE Structural exam, visit www.ncees.org or click here.