This is not the Western States exam but the National exam and I believe it is the cost from all states. Washington has reverted back to the National Exam with a 4 hour seimic add on. I also hear California may do the same. It would be interesting to know why the sudden increase because when I took the Western States in Washington a few years back the cost was around $200.00
David A. Hall, S.E., P.E.
Senior Structural Engineer
David Evans and Associates, Inc.
2828 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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I was just looking through the Oregon State Board newsletter and happened to
look at the costs of applying for and sitting the various exams. I about fell
out of my chair when I noticed that to apply for and sit the Structural Exam (2
days), the cost was $590. I believe that this is the Western States exam,
similar to that given in Washington. The cost appears to be between 100% and
200% more expensive than any I've seen for the SE exam. I realise that this
also provides 3 years of registration upon passing the exam, but it still seems
like an excessive fee. What are other states charging to apply and sit the SE
--Kipp A. Martin, P. E.