ESD sets session on winter PE, FE courses

SOUTHFIELD—The Engineering Society of Detroit will host an information session on its state engineer licensing examination prep programs on Monday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, Southfield.

At this free session, engineering professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide  the information needed to get started on the path to licensure.

The session will cover:

  • Why working engineers should consider becoming a PE
  • State exam registration deadlines
  • Requirements and process for completing the State applications
  • Recommended study materials and steps for preparing for the exams
  • ESD’s Review Courses for FE and PE
  • Real life experiences of FE’s and PE’s who have taken the exam and passed

To register, call 248-353-0735, ext. 119. For questions, please contact Elana Shelef at

ESD’s Fundamentals of Engineering examination review courses for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 4 to April 9 at ESD Headquarters. For more information, visit

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. Students learn in a small classroom-like setting from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material.

The Fundamentals of Engineering Review Course provides instruction in engineering fundamentals for candidates planning to take the CBT Exam. The review courses presume that you have been exposed to the fundamental principles of engineering relevant to your discipline but need a “refresher” review of core topics.

The FE course is $784 for ESD members, $944 for nonmembers, or join ESD at the professional rate of $99 and pay the member price for a total of $883. There’s a $50 discount for registering before Jan. 20.

Students who register will receive a binder and the course materials will be provided by the instructors. Textbooks are mandatory for this course. Students receive a 15 percent discount on materials specific to ESD’s courses by ordering direct from Professional Publications. Contact ESD for a promo code.

For a complete list of suggested reference materials, click here.

The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam review course will be held on Saturdays, from Feb. 22 to March 28. Civil and environmental engineering will be taught from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and electrical power and mechanical engineering will be taught from 1 to 5 p.m.

If inclement weather or another reason beyond ESD’s control causes the cancellation of a class, ESD will make best efforts inform students, via e-mail and by phone, and the class will be rescheduled to a later date. Students must contact the registration department at least 72 hours before the course starts to get a full refund. After the course starts, students may receive a 75 percent refund prior to the start of the second class, and no refunds will be given after the start of the second class.

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.

Visit to get information on the dates for the FE CBT Exam and how to register

The state PE exams will be held April 17. Visit to get more information and to register.

Engineers who have their PE license enjoy higher salaries and faster career advancement, and become qualified to work independently as a consultant.

The ESD PE review course consists of 24 hours of instruction, on 6 half-day Saturday sessions, focusing on problem solving techniques needed for the Professional Engineer Exam. The review courses presume that you have taken and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam relevant to your discipline but need a “refresher” review of core topics for the PE Exam. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive binder of instructor handouts for the course and to aid them during their exam.

The cost of the PE course is $715 for ESD members, $915 for non-members, or join ESD for $99 and pay the member rate for a total of $814. Save $50 by registering before Feb. 7.

The PE exam is an open-book test for Civil and Electrical. For that reason, we strongly encourage you 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 above mentioned materials, click here.

To receive a 15 percent discount on these materials, Visit Professional Publications Inc..  You must request a promo code from ESD to receive the discount.

The class cancellation, course drop, and ADA policies are the same as for the FE classes.

ESD pledges that if students to not pass the state exam after taking its review course, students may attend the review course a second time for free, except for a small, $50 materials fee, within two years.

Register online or contact Elana Shelef at or 248-353-0735, ext. 119.


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