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    The Complete SE Prep Review Course: Vertical + Lateral Loads

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How This Course Will Help You Pass?

LIVE AND ON DEMAND OPTIONS

You get the choice of having live or on-demand lectures so you can be confident that you are getting the help you need whenever you want it. With over 73+ hours of instruction following the latest NCEES specifications you’re getting the best instruction that’s out there (price varies between the two options).

PPI BOOKS AND REVIEW MATERIAL INCLUDED

As part of joining the course you’ll have the option to bundle PPI’s material and receive the Structural Engineering Reference Manual, 16-Hour Structural Engineering Practice Exam for Buildings, Six-Minute Solutions for Structural Engineering, Bridge Problems for the Structural Engineering Exam, Structural Engineering Solved Problems, NCEES Structural Engineering Practice Exam, and a Casio FX-115 ES calculator with book tabs for all your awesome material!! Everything you need to start learning and practicing including bonus reference cheat sheets and tools!

SUPPORT AND STRUCTURE

Your instructor is there to support you 100% of the time. Ask question in the forum, live in the course (if that’s the option you choose), or through email. We won’t leave you hanging. You’ll also get a structured syllabus and course homework to keep you on target and moving.

PPI BOOKS AND REVIEW MATERIAL INCLUDED

PPI has proven pass rates for the course. The average NCEES SE test taker passes 40% of the time, while those that take the SE course pass at a rate of 90%

Passing Score Guarantee!

We’re confident that you’ll pass your exam after completing this course. If you don’t pass, you can come back at any time and take the OnDemand prep course for free. Only the Live Online course qualifies for the guarantee.

About the Instructors

Robin Closs, PE, SE

Robin Closs, PE, SE has 15 years of experience as a structural engineer in designing and analyzing anything from pipes to multistory buildings in fields such as commercial, power, government, institutional, nuclear, industrial, and residential. She traveled to Long Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of a Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response Team. Her engineering knowledge in timber, concrete, steel, masonry, aluminum, and light gauge metal has helped her design new buildings, complete renovations and additions, demolish existing structures, produce mechanical platforms, and design appropriate repairs to roofs, walls, floors, and spillways.

Ms. Closs is the president of The Engineering Society of Buffalo and currently creates, writes, and edits their monthly newsletter. She also regularly spends time tutoring and greatly enjoys assisting young minds to see the benefits of engineering. She has also acted as the principal coordinator for 80 person volunteer teams, judged inventions, and mentored winners of engineering city competitions. Ms. Closs graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BS degree in Architectural Engineering with a Structural Specialty. She is a licensed professional engineering in multiple states, is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, and is certified as a NCEES Model Law Structural Engineer.

 

David Micnhimer, PE, SE

David Micnhimer, PE, SE is a licensed professional engineer in California, Virginia, and North Carolina. He has known that he wanted to be a structural engineer since elementary school. The past few years, he has worked at a steel bridge manufacturing company, designing over 150 different bridges, including trusses, modular bridges, and buried structures. Previously, he worked as a consultant designing bridges, retaining walls, solar site foundations, substations, and a variety of other structures. He has conducted bridge inspections and site investigations as well. He is particularly interested in the complexities of seismic design, finite element analysis, and soil-structure interaction. You will see his projects in nearly every state in the United States.

He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He successfully defended his Master’s Thesis in “Stochastic Modeling by Polynomial Chaos Expansions on the Long-Term Behavior of Concrete Beams with CFRP Composites.” He is expected to complete his MS in Structural Engineering soon with only one class remaining. While at Mines, he ran DII Cross Country and Track, racing events from the 1500m to the 10k. He also participated in ASCE, AGC, Civil Engineering Honor Society, and the Navigators.

He recently moved back to Colorado with his wife, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. In his free time, David likes to run long distances and is currently training for ultra-marathons. He likes to spend time with his wife hiking, playing disc golf, and exploring.

LIVE COURSE DEMO

Check out a live demo so you can get the feel of the course and layout! You'll notice helpful links, who's in the room, the ability to chat live with the instructor and the lecture video. On-demand courses are pre-recorded, live is, well, live.

What People Are Saying

  • I just wanted to say thank you for going over and beyond to help us out in the class. You teaching the material and your explanations actually made the exam EASY! Without saying too much about the exam, let’s just say your seismic concrete design handouts were very beneficial. But not only did taking your class help with the exam, it made me a better structural engineer. So regardless if I pass or not, thank you!

    Michael H.

    PPI Student

Is This Course Right For You?

who is this for

  • Those that need the structure of a syllabus and instructor to help guide them through the SE exam.
  • You enjoy the help of an instructor to guide you when you get stuck.
  • You’ve failed the SE before or have wanted to take it but haven’t found the motivation.
  • You’re too busy to attend a physical class but want a course to help.

who is this not for

  • Those that don’t meet the requirements for registering and taking the SE exam.
  • Those looking for a college course of study on the topic of structural engineering.
  • Those that aren’t will to work with a schedule to do homework to prepare for this exam.
  • Anyone that feels that by simply taking a course they’ll pass. You have to put in the work.

Passing Score Guarantee!

We’re confident that you’ll pass your exam after completing this course. If you don’t pass, you can come back at any time and take the OnDemand prep course for free. Both the Live Online and OnDemand courses qualify for the guarantee.

Additional Perks, Check it out!

These additional perks to the course will help you get going immediately!

Buy the complete bundle and Save 30% on your order!

If you buy the bundle you’ll save 30% off the material as opposed to piecing it all together. You’ll also get 30% any additional books you’d like to purchase thru PPI (sweet!). If you have books still have the option of piecing it all together but you won’t save as much.

Office Hours = anytime you need

Access to our instructors can be done live in the chat room, through email, or in the class forum. We will be there to answer all your questions.

Free Bonus Class

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success. Receive 90 days of access from date of purchase for free!

Two Great Ways to Learn
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On Demand

  • Those that need the structure of a syllabus and instructor to help guide them through the SE exam.
  • You enjoy the help of an instructor to guide you when you get stuck.
  • You’ve failed the SE before or have wanted to take it but haven’t found the motivation.
  • You’re too busy to attend a physical class but want a course to help.

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Live

  • Live lessons with a live instructor. Scheduled 2 days a week for about 4 weeks. See PPI for actual schedule (linked below).
  • Everything you get with the on-demand option.
  • Live office hours.
  • Live forum for student access.
  • Recordings of each lecture are accessible should you miss a class.
  • Passing guarantee.

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FAQ

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