I passed the PE exam in the Fall of 2012. It was one of the greatest days of my life, next to my wedding day, of course, and the birth of my daughters. I cannot tell you the weight that is lifted off of your shoulders the day that you open up that letter from the NCEES organization and it tells you that you passed (now everything is electronic). I think a double rainbow appears and angelic choirs sing. It’s just a great day!
Now I wish that I could tell you that I passed the PE the first time and that I flew through it with no problems, but that would be a lie. I am a repeat taker. If you look at the statistics on the NCEES website (www.ncees.org), it can be very discouraging. If you don’t pass the first time, typically only 37% of repeat takers pass subsequent PE exams. BUT, I DID. I am an example that you can do it. I’m going to help you. I want you to do it the first time. Learn from my mistakes and this thing will be a piece of cake.
I’ve busted my butt practicing problems and I want to share what I know with you. There is a plethora of information out there, and I’m committed to helping you navigate through it so that you study smarter, not harder. Practice problems are the KEY to helping you pass, and based on experience, I can lead you to the right ones. I want you to be so confident when you leave the PE exam that you really don’t need that letter to tell you that you passed. You’ll just know it!
For all the first time takers- this is the place! You will pass this thing your first time! If you are a repeater, then don’t get discouraged! You can do it! Learn from the things that I have learned and take advantage of all that I have to offer here on the site. I want you to pass this test with flying colors. Alright, that’s enough pep talk – let’s get practicing!
More about me: I’m a full blown practicing civil engineer in the great state of Utah with a passion to help others. I’ve built this site, www.civilengineeringacademy.com, with the goal of helping all civil engineers realize their potential of becoming a professional engineer and receive their PE license. I’ve also started a review course over at www.civilpereviewcourse.com that takes engineers step-by-step through study process of the PE exam. We also just brought on a FE review course for those taking the first step in this gigantic process. Check that out at www.civilfereviewcourse.com.
I am a father to twins and a new little girl and love being in the great outdoors. I’m a graduate from the University of Utah in civil engineering. Thanks for checking things out and good luck with studying and your engineering career!
Feel free to contact me about any issues, questions, comments, successes, failures, or anything in-between. I love feedback and hearing from you!
Thanks for being here,
Isaac Oakeson, P.E. (you too will soon have those awesome initials after your name!)