Take The Final Step
BY JOE MICHELS
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER – Volume 46 Number 1
The PE license works in your favor
August 2013 and November 2013 Industrial Engineer columns addressed professional engineering registration and the components of the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) examinations. Now let’s look at the Principles and Practice (PE) exam, the final step in becoming a licensed professional engineer. The PE exam normally is completed after you pass the FE exam an have four years of recognized engineering practice as certified by registered pforessional engineers.
Industrial engineer are involved in manufacturing, systems engineering, helathcare, financial services, computer and software design and consulting. All of these are areas where being a registered professional engineer is of value.
Being a registered professional engineer is “another notch in the gun” of success, showing that you have passed a rigorous eight-hour exam and have been judged to be competent to practice engineering.
The PE exam is the final step in professional engineering licensure. It makes no difference if you have just graduated from college or have been in engineering practice for 30 years, those individuals who possess professional engineering licensure stand one step above all others.
Possessing the PE license is another discriminator that works in your favor when hiring managers are deciding between equally qualified candidates.