OK, Illinois PE Board, time to explain why you have a policy of keeping the
public on hold for half an hour?
Michigan PE board also, why does it take 2 phone calls to get info on
getting a copy of the Michigan PE Act?
Scott - Of course you should blame them for constantly putting you on hold
for a half hour! How dare they think the public be dammed! Such poor
service wouldn't be tolerated in industry. Don't back off on complaining
about something like that!
From: Scott E Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2000 7:03 PM
Subject: RE: SE designation online?
I am not going to disagree...I have never tried to even see if I could
have my state's board administer one of those exams.
I made that statement more because I doubt, I would want to endure the
hassle and red tape to attempt to get it to occur. As an example, I had
to call my board's office twice to get a copy of the most recent printing
the PE act booklet in Michigan. I also know that if I need to talk to
someone at the Illinois office about my SE license, I will typically be on
hold at least an 1/2 hour. Now, I don't blame them...I just can do
without the additional fustration...my life is fun enought already.
On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Ray Pixley wrote:
> [For lurkers who are staffers on one of the US's 50 PE boards, please
> skip this posting. See the bottom for a useful hint on how to help.]
> If your saying that your state board won't offer the structural exam
> they don't issue such a license in your state, your right. But if your
> saying your home state won't administer the California/Washington/Illinois
> Structural Exam on behalf of the California/whatever PE Board being taken
> the residents of that state, your wrong.
> Before going on that drive, try contacting your state board. It could be
> that the request has to officially come from California/ Washington/etc.
> because they have to "accept" your credentials first. And I believe the
> California SE Board's FAQs say that this exam is done all the time.
> Of course, with gasoline now over $1.50/gal, postal stamps still costing
> cents, and phone calls as low as ... free (allegedly, but even the 5 cent
> calls is cheap enough)....I guess there is some advantage to not bother
> trying and driving across the country just to be sure.
> Of course, it would be nice for someone from one of the US's fifty PE
> (preferably the staff employee who handles this kind of question all the
> time) to post something here on this "ministerial" matter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott E Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 11:44 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: SE designation online?
> You like suggesting the hard road, don't you? <grin> I think I'd rather
> _drive_ across the country then try to get my state's board to offer the
> structural exam.
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Ray Pixley wrote:
> > Supposedly your home state can administer the SE exam. They do it the
> > time and place when the PE exam is done. Try contacting your home
> > PE board.