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My favorite topic.

Anyone following this list service for any amount of time should come
to the conclusion that there is NO benefit to passing the SE exam in
California, a state where there has been significant structural damage
due to earthquakes. Therefore, I cannot believe there would be any
significance to passing a similar exam in other states that allow PEs
to practice structural engineering.

I passed the exam when I was working for someone else. When I got
my results, my boss gave me a quarter an hour raise. This company
primarily designs bridges which require SEs to sign plans!!

I have since realized that the time I spent preparing for and taking the
SE exam would have been better spent working on my golf game.

So, how many out there thought I was going to let this one pass?

Bill Allen
> From: nmends(--nospam--at)
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Advice 
> Date: Tuesday, August 05, 1997 2:25 PM
> On Tue, 05 Aug 1997 16:47:44 -0700  Michael D Zaitz wrote:
> >I am wondering what would be the best route for me to go for 
> >registration.
> [...]
>   There 
> >does not seem to be any restrictions on the practice of structural 
> >engineering with a SE versus a PE (civil).  Will this possibly restrict 
> >me later on? 
> [...]
> If I were doing it, I'd go ahead and get the PE first, because that's an
easier exam, then go for the SE 
> later.  It may not make much difference in Georgia now, but that's likely
to change in the future, and it 
> would help you out if you do work in other states.  We don't have the SE
here at all, so I haven't messed 
> with it, and in my government job it doesn't much matter, anyway, but if
I were in private practice I'd 
> get both.
> No, you wouldn't have to re-take the PE if you want to work in other
areas later on.
> Nigel Mends, PE