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Gregg Wagener, M.S., P.E.

TEACHER

After I received my Professional Engineer license in electrical engineering from the state of California I was browsing through the help wanted ads in the Los Angeles Times just out of curiosity. You see, I got my degree in Physics and I worked for the federal government (which doesn't consider state licenses much in hiring), so I didn't know what a PE license was worth in the real world. I happened on an ad for a teaching position to teach a review course for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. The FE examination is required to get an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate which is required to get an engineering license. The course was to be taught on Saturdays and they wanted a PE to do the teaching. I applied and got the job in Nov 93 and the class started in Feb 94. I was to teach three Saturdays and another instructor was to teach four Saturdays. I guess the other instructor figured out just how hard that job was, because he quit in Dec. So I taught the whole course. I somehow managed to survive working 12 hour days for several weeks to prepare the course and do my regular job. I continued to teach the course 5 more times (the FE examination is given twice a year) and taught part of a course for the Principles of Practice (PP) examination in electrical engineering. The PP examination is required to get an engineering license. Unfortunately, the course was discontinued because the organization I worked for had difficulty getting enough students (they are located up in the San Francisco Bay area). Also, I was busy getting a master's degree.

After I finished my master's in EE, the same organization hired me to teach a review course for the electrical engineering PE exam in Glendale, California and later moved the site to Burbank.
To find out more about the course, visit Professional Engineering Institute at http://www.pereview.com/

I act as an advisor for an Internet bulletin board for the electrical engineering PE exam and part of the FE exam (the electrical engineering weeks). Participants pay a fee to be able to post questions to the bulletin board which I answer. The bulletin boards are operated by Professional Publications which also publishes the text book used.
 

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