In the United States, engineers are licensed at the state level by professional licensing boards.  In Texas, the TBPE (Texas Board of Professional Engineers) is the responsible agency.  This year, October 28, 2016 is the only time the PE (Professional Engineer) Exam in the discipline of Control Systems Engineering will be given, adding to the importance of being thoroughly prepared when you take the exam.

For the past four years, in the ten (10) weeks leading up to the exam the ISA Houston Section has offered to help our members prepare for the CSE exam by hosting weekly study group sessions at a convenient local venue.  In this fifth year of the initiative, Amec Foster Wheeler has been kind enough to host the sessions at their building in the Energy Corridor.  Houston Section Education Director Steven Paul Romero has served as facilitator, arranging for session presenters and using the NCEES Control Systems Exam Specifications as a guide.  In addition, ISA has given participants a generous discount of 50% on study materials published by the society.  ISA corporate partners such as Emerson have also provided study materials, such as the Natural Gas Technologies Application Guide shown in the attached photos.

The sessions began on August 24, 2016 and for ten (10) consecutive Wednesday evenings, the group of fifteen (15) to twenty (20) participants has met from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to prepare.  As the exam date approaches the intensity of the sessions has ratcheted up.

Let’s all wish our study group participants well as they seek to earn their CSE PEs!

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