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Hi Mr. John Schwartz,Do you have your EIT? The licensing process starts with EIT to PE, but before you can sit for an EIT exam you must complete a degree from an ABET accredited school. Each state is going to require a certain amount of years as an engineer-in-training (EIT) or engineer-intern (EI). If your school is in the process of acquiring an ABET accreditation, they may be able to apply for an amendment for students that have graduated a couple of years prior, if your School's Board allows it.Short checklist:1. ABET Accreditation *This is the school's job, not yours.2. Pass EIT Exam *Acquiring experience as a EIT varies before you can take your PE exam, some are 4 years, some are 5.3. Pass PE ExamIt sounds like your school is going through the workings of accreditation, I wouldn't be bummed out, but you will definitely need to keep track of the process to make sure that you did not waste your time studying there.Edited 04/13/2021:My school went through this same process when I graduated high school. I was in a different program and the civil engineering program was going through an accreditation process. It can be frustrating to know that you went to school to get a Civil Engineering degree and want to be a PE one day, but when you walk to the entrance door they say you can't take the exam because you went to a school that wasn't accredited.
I noticed that your degree is online and if so you are going to be missing out on a lot of technical and hands on approaches like lab, technical writing, and a lot of the things that online interactions don't capture.There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the development of your future and career. Ask your professors if you can get involved with the accreditation process, you'll also be helping a lot of students out. Best,Oanh Le,Kennesaw State University------------------------------Oanh Le, A.M.ASCE (She/Her)Rochdale, MA------------------------------
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