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PE and EIT Exams FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about PE and EIT Exams.

This FAQ about PE and EIT Exams was compiled and written by Ron Graham ecaxron@ariel.lerc.nasa.gov with numerous contributions by others.

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Ron Bean nicmad!madnix!zaphod%astroatc.UUCP@cs.wisc.edu John Beaudry jbeaudry@metronet.com Stan Bischof stanb@hpnmrsb2.sr.hp.com Henry Black nrhblack@datatamers.com Timothy M. Chu tmchu@csupomona.edu Dave Forrest forrest@rsoc.rockwell.com Ron Graham ecaxron@ariel.lerc.nasa.gov (editor and FAQ-keeper) Brian Gross briang@sad.hp.com Lisa Henn lisa@msn.fullfeed.com Gary Krauch g.krauch@ieee.org Elaine Lindelef eel@alumni.caltech.edu Rita M. Lumos ritaml@ix.netcom.com Joseph Melrose melrose@amsaa-cleo.brl.mil Michael D. Miles mdmiles@teleport.com Andrew Moskalik ajmosk@engin.umich.edu Tony Mullins jamull@ward.che.utexas.edu Chris Pikus cjp@megatek.com (this address may have changed) Dave Russell dlr@mindspring.com A. E. Siegman siegman@ee.stanford.edu Richard Suhar richard.suhar@online.sme.org Alex Tessier atessier@dres.dnd.ca A. W. Utay b18890@vaxb.phx1.aro.allied.com (also may be changed) Wallace Venable venable@faculty.coe.wvu.edu

-01 Definition of PE/EIT and their Exams
Legend (PE and EIT Exams)...
-02 Does an engineer have to have a PE to practice?
The following people must have a PE license to practice [Mullins]:...
-03 How is private practice different than working in industry? (PE and EIT Exams)
Since you cannot advertise your services as an engineer without ...
-04 What else does professional certification qualify me for? (PE and EIT Exams)
o Expert witnesses: a PE can offer expert opinion as to ...
-05 Why don't all engineers get certified?
Because of the industrial exemption is the technical answer, ...
-06 If the industrial exemption means I may not need certification, what advantage is there to my getting it anyway?
Here are some things that certification *may* do to help you:...
-07 What might I expect on a PE exam or an EIT?
Here is an example of an EIT in EE, contributed by Pikus on 06/22/94....
-08 What are the biggest problems with the certification system?
Loaded question. This is the one that brings up the thread in ...
-09 Any other related suggestions? (PE and EIT Exams)
o Make sure you have an apprenticeship or cooperative education ...
-10 New developments [Gross] (PE and EIT Exams)
The California (USA) Board of Registration for Professional ...
-11 The way the law reads today [Gross, Black] (LONG) (PE and EIT Exams)
The current law makes distinctions between registered and ...

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