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

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.

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