ESD Offering Engineering License Exam Prep

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will again offer its Professional Engineering licensing exam review and prep courses this winter, offering members and non-members alike more than 70 years of experience in getting engineers ready to pass the exam on the first try.

The courses can be taken to gain licensing, or a la carte to meet new state continuing education requirements for engineers.
Since 1941, ESD has successfully prepared thousands of candidates for the state licensing exam in a variety of disciplines ranging from civil and environmental to mechanical and electrical engineering. Attendees learn in a small classroom-like setting from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (Part I) review course, intended for early-career engineers, begins Tuesday, Jan. 31. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 31-April 6, with additional classes on Saturdays for civil and mechanical engineering (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18-March 25 for civil, and 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18-March 25 for mechanical).

The fee is $739 for ESD members and $899 for non-members. Non-members can join ESD for $99 and pay the member rate, saving $71.

For more information and how to register for the FE Review Course, visit, or call Fran Mahoney at (248) 353-0735, ext. 116.

The Principles & Practice of Enginering (PE) exam review course begins Feb. 18 and concludes March 25. Courses are offered Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for civil engineering, and 1 to 5 p.m. for mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering.

The PE class cost is $670 for ESD members and $870 for non-members. Non-members can also join ESD at the professional rate of $99 and pay the member price of $670, saving $101. There’s also a $25 early bird discount for registrations before Jan. 20.

For more information on the PE course, visit

The state PE exam is offered April 21 and Oct. 27.

The courses can also be taken on an a la carte basis to meet new state continuing education requirements for engineers. More than 50 different courses are available, including civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical disciplines. The three-hour and four-hour courses are taught by industry professionals.

For a complete list of courses and dates and to register online, visit All courses take place at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, Southfield.

The cost of the courses a la carte is $75 per three hour course and $100 per four-hour course for ESD members, and $100 per three-hour course and $125 per four-hour course for nonmembers.

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.

ESD guarantees its courses by allowing those who do not pass the state exam the first time to take the course again free, except for a  $50 fee covering course materials.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.