Last Chance To Register For ESD’s P.E. Exam Prep, Continuing Education

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will again offer its proven Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE Part II) Exam Review Course this fall.

And this year, for the first time, current holders of the Professional Engineer designation in Michigan can take some of the courses à la carte to meet their continuing education requirements.

Classes begin Saturday, Aug. 29 at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield.

Civil engineering classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 17. Mechanical, environmental and electrical power classes run from 1 to 5 p.m. (Note: There will be no class Saturday, Sept. 5 due to the Labor Day holiday.)

The next dates for the state PE exam are Oct. 30 and April 15.

Engineers who have their PE license enjoy higher salaries and faster career advancement, and become qualified to work independently as a consultant. And engineers can increase their chances of passing the PE exam by signing up for ESD’s review course. Since 1941, ESD has successfully prepared thousands of candidates for the PE licensing exam in a variety of disciplines. Participants learn in a small classroom setting from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material.

The Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) Part II Review Course consists of 28 hours of instruction, focusing on problem solving techniques needed for the Professional Engineers (Part II) Exam. The review courses presume that you have taken and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE I) Exam relevant to your discipline but need a “refresher” review of core topics for the PE Part II Exam. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive binder of instructor handouts for the course and to aid them during their exam.

The course costs $650 for ESD members and $850 for nonmembers — or, pay $749 by joining ESD at the $99 professional rate and receiving the member cost for the review course — a savings of more than $100!

The PE exam is an open-book test. For that reason, ESD strongly encourages participants to purchase the Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam in your discipline for the course. There are Reference Manuals for Civil Engineering, Electrical-Power, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

There are also additional study materials for specific sub-disciplines. Included in Civil Engineering are construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources and environmental control systems. Included in Mechanical Engineering are HVAC and refrigeration, mechanical systems and materials, and thermal and fluids systems.

For a complete list of the materials, visit

To receive a 15 percent discount on these materials, visit Professional Publications Inc. at this link. You must access the website by this link in order to receive the discount.

Register online at or contact Fran Mahoney at or (248) 353-0735, ext. 116.

Also, current PEs can take ESD’s review course classes on an à la carte basis to satisfy state requirements. More than 20 different courses are available to choose from. The instructor-led, half-day courses are taught by academic and industry professionals.

Courses available include civil, electrical power, environmental and mechanical engineering, with a wide variety of subspecialties within those disciplines.

For a complete list of courses and dates, visit

The cost of the à la carte courses is $100 per half-day course for members and $125 for non-members. Each course earns four hours of continuing education.

To register or for more information contact Fran Mahoney at or (248) 353-0735, ext. 116 or Elana Shelef at or (248) 353-0735, ext. 119.

If inclement weather or another reason beyond our control causes the cancellation of a class, we will make our best effort to inform students, via e-mail and by phone, and the class will be rescheduled to a later date.

In compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, these courses are Equal Opportunity Programs. If you have special needs, let us know when registering for the class — or no later than two weeks before the scheduled course start date — and we will make reasonable efforts to provide accommodations.

We’re so confident in our classes that if you do not pass the state exam after taking our review course, you may attend the review course a second time for free, except for a small, $50 materials fee, within two years. This offer is contingent on available space in the class, so register early. These courses are designed as an aid to help you prepare for the exam, and are not meant to be a substitute for studying on your own. Significant personal effort is required.

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