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Chartered Engineer Vs PE

  • 1.  Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 07-03-2019 11:48
    Hello,

    Which one would you recommend between Chartered Engineer and PE? And why?

    Thanks
    Varun Harikumar

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    Varun Harikumar
    Sales Technology Specialist
    Honeywell UOP, 50 E Algonquin Rd
    Noida
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  • 2.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 23 days ago

    Given the choice between the two, I would say that it depends on who your customers are.  If they are within the US, I would definitely choose to pursue the PE.  If they are international, the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer MAY be less daunting (depending on where you are and how much of a presence IChemE has there). 

     

    PE registration is administered state by state within the US.  The good news is that the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) is an organization comprised of the 69 state (and territorial) Boards that regulate engineering within each state and it offers excellent information regarding registration requirements.  See ncees.org for details.  They have jointly developed Model Law in an attempt to harmonize state requirements, and also offer the Records Program, which facilitates multi-state registration.  Admittedly, it is difficult to overcome the education requirement for an engineering undergraduate degree from programs accredited by ABET/EIC, but I suppose that it happens in rare exceptions.



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    Scott Love PE
    Fellow
    Bartlesville OK
    [ConocoPhillips (retired)]
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  • 3.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 22 days ago
    Iam already a chemical engineer and if i want to become what will be way to become PE.

    Thanking you,

    V.Narasimhan.





  • 4.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 22 days ago

    The best way to answer you is to refer you to the NCEES web page www.ncees.org






  • 5.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hello Scott,

    Thank you for this lovely explanation.
    It is very clear.

    Sincere Regards,
    Veronique Kayem

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    Veronique Kayem SeniorEng
    Director/Senior Process Engineer
    Verata Solutions LTD
    Oxford
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  • 6.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 21 days ago
    Scott, do you have a recommendation on the best way to prepare for the PE exam?  I see a study manual available for purchase on the NCEES website.  I have also seen online courses that are fairly expensive.  How do most people, in your experience, prepare for the PE exam?

    -Mark R. Lambert

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    Mark Lambert
    Senior Consultant
    Watson Millican & Co.
    Allen TX
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  • 7.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 21 days ago

    https://www.aiche.org/academy/courses/ela260/chemical-pe-exam-review-course

     

    Check out the AIChE Academy PE exam preparation course.  It is a fairly recent addition, and has been supported by volunteer members of the Licensing and Professional Development Committee of AIChE.






  • 8.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 21 days ago
    Will do.  Thanks, Scott.

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    Mark Lambert
    Senior Consultant
    Watson Millican & Co.
    Allen TX
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  • 9.  RE: Chartered Engineer Vs PE

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hello Varun,

    I think the best way to go about this is to take Scott Love's advice and also decide based on your location.
    If you are in the USA or hope to move there a PE is probably the best option. If you are looking more internationally and especially in the UK and Europe then perhaps a Chartered Engineer registration is the better option (  the IChemE has an equivalent in Europe Eur. Ing). You must understand though that the European system especially the French and German systems have clear distinctions between Engineers who go through "Grande Ecoles" and those who go through the Faculty in University. However once recognised as a chartered engineer by the IChemE for instance, it equates to a European Eur. Ing and you can also get registered there.

    Through the IChemE the rules are pretty clear and well laid down.

    Just go through Scott's post of yesterday, it is pretty explicit.

    Sincere Regards,

    Veronique Kayem

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    Veronique Kayem SeniorEng
    Director/Senior Process Engineer
    Verata Solutions LTD
    Oxford
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