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asked 2020-07-08 13:57:42 -0600

PJC's avatar

updated 2020-07-09 10:02:13 -0600

This is modelling adjacent, related to all of our careers really rather than specific, sorry Has anyone tried to get their PE since switching to a full time performance analyst role? I'm worried about getting sign off on the experience requirement for the exam as it has to be 4-8 (depending on state) yrs under a licensed engineer. I did 8ish years as a mechanical design engineer but all not in the US, so not under a US licensed engineer. I have nearly 10yrs that I could argue was under a US licensee, but it is in performance analysis and design, will they accept that? Before I get to that I have to do the FE unfortunately, that was all learning that was a long time ago, think happy thoughts for me Thanks

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answered 2020-07-09 18:48:41 -0600

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I had no issue in California getting my PE license as a full-time building performance analyst. This might differ from state to state. This was at an MEP firm though, so I had plenty of people with PEs to get references from, but there were also plenty of full-time building performance analysts at the firm who had PE licenses to act as a reference. For example, my direct supervisor was a licensed PE (and also a full-time analyst for their entire career).

I didn't have any questions about my experience when I applied, and hadn't heard of any other analyst types receiving issues either. As an aside, I thought my analysis experience was pretty well suited towards the HVAC PE exam. There were tons (pun intended) of questions that could be solved with equations like 500gpmdeltaT, 1.08cfmdeltaT, etc., that I had used hundreds of times in 8760 spreadsheet calcs.

Hope this helps.

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