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The State of Washington does use the NCEES Structural I and II exams plus
their own Structural III exam.  I don't know that much about the
Structural III exam because I have yet to take it myself (I am a good ol'
Midwest boy).  I have taken the NCEES Structural I and II exams.  A decent
study guide for those is the NCEES study material.  If nothing else it
will give you insight into how the grading is done.  There have been some
discussions on this subject in the past.  You might try looking at the
list archives.


On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Gerard Madden wrote:

> I was looking at the CA PE Board's website at lunch and came across a bulletin regarding the 2001 SE exam. 
> As many of you know, (From SEAOC Newsletters & Post to the list from Ron Hamburger) the format is supposed to change to the NCEES I, II, and a 3rd part on Seismic Design by 2004. The bulletin states that in response to this, they have changed the format somewhat from what the Western States SE exam used to be. It might be useful to those planning to take the test to review. I'm not sure how major these changes are.
> One thing I found troubling was that certain questions will force you to use either ASD or LRFD, not choose the one you want to use. Which requires you to learn both.
> >From what I understand, the state of Washington has already switched to NCEES with a 3rd part for seismic. Can anyone confirm or deny this and possibly tell us anything useful? I can't take the test until 2002, but I'm beginning to scope out study aides and the like in preparation.
> -Gerard
> Gerard Madden, P.E.
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> Middlebrook + Louie, Structural Engineers
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