Over two weeks ago, I took the FE Civil Exam for the first time and passed.Having graduated from Ohio State the spring semester before, that meant one of my priorities for the summer was more studying to pass the exam. Having already obtained, completed and reviewed an example FE Exam with paper and pencil a year earlier, I knew I needed to find more resources for studying a compilation of my major. To that end, I paid for an online class from Georgia Tech that had eight weeks worth of content to review, and watched online video on everything else in the days leading up to the date and time I picked.How soon does everyone take their FE and PE exams after obtaining their degrees? How have you made the time and what resources did you use?
Great topic Alex!I took the FE exam while on doing my masters degree. I think generally the FE is taken while on senior year or after graduation, and because I had to validate my foreign college it took me a little longer to get to it. I remember I studied for it during the winter break, for about 1.5 months and that was sufficient. There are benefits of taking the FE as you are student, since the content is more fresh in your head and you are also into the habit of studying.
For the PE, I recommend taking it as soon as you have met all the requirements for your state. Requirements vary from state to state and you can apply to a state even if you don't reside there. The PE exam is a lot more intense in terms of studying so definitely make sure to not procrastinate your application. Try setting aside 2-3 months depending on how confident you feel about the material. While important, I don't recommend spending too much time on the theory (1 month at most). The main focus should be on practice problems, since you will also learn theory as you go through the solutions. I used a studying plan schedule that was really helpful to guide me through the process and know what to study each day.Hope the above is helpful for everyone!Salvador