NCEES Exam Prep Tips and Time-Saving Techniques
School of PE, an exam review course provider, is popularly known for assisting engineers in preparing for NCEES examinations. School of PE now offers Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) review courses for prospective surveyors.
Preparing for NCEES exams can be overwhelming to many examinees as many exam applicants attempt to manage both working full time and preparing for the exam. Past examinees report spending 200 to 300 hours preparing for NCEES exams.
To make the most out of studying, School of PE recommends the following exam preparation techniques:
Sign Up for a Review Course
Studies have shown that instructional assistance while preparing for an exam can reduce the average time needed to complete a learning objective by 30 percent.
Review NCEES’ Exam Specifications
NCEES’ exam specifications show how many questions will be asked on an exam and can help you determine how much time to spend on a specific topic. For example, per NCEES’ current PS exam specifications, out of the 100 questions on the exam, there will be 22 to 33 questions involving legal principles.
Practice Solving Problems
After reviewing each topic, take a break to test your knowledge. Practice problems are a great way to determine if you grasp a particular topic.
Ask for Help
Occasionally while studying, you may find yourself looking for clarification on a certain subject or particular question. Don’t waste hours trying to figure something out. Reach out to colleagues, professionals, or instructors for help.
If you are interested in becoming a professional licensed surveyor and need assistance preparing for your exam, sign up for School of PE’s FS or PS review course. School of PE’s FS and PS exam review courses are designed using NCEES’ exam specifications to ensure that the course time will be spent reviewing the topics that are emphasized on the exam. Combined, the FS and PS exam review courses provide 132 of comprehensive lectures and practice sessions to optimize studying. Students also have the option to ask questions to their instructors any time for additional assistance.
The next session of FS and PS Live Online review courses begins on October 15.
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National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
Looks like they've already paid something if they have an article.
I've been quite curious about these courses. I know a P.E. that enrolled and got a lot out of the program.
I also know that the surveying courses were on their site for awhile, then they weren't, and now they are again. A little concerning as part of the allure is that they offer free repeats of the program...will it still be there? At their prices would it still be worth it if it was only a one shot deal?
Another area of concern is I don't see any surveyors as instructors, and none of the instructors listed show the FS or PS under "courses handled". Who is teaching these classes? Have they taken the FS or PS?
A bit of a dialogue, and maybe a free to try section may convince myself and others to give it a go.
I am currently enrolled in the class. I feel it has been a waste of my time. The instructors seem to have no surveying experience and all they are doing is reading for different text books . The one good thing is that it make sit down for 3 hours a night to study.
Has anyone taken a course from School of PE?
I can't seem to find any reviews about the Surveying review course that are not on their website.