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Badger
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« : November 17, 2009, 05:02:07 PM »

I passed my Fundamentals of Engineering exam in April 1981 and received my certificate from the State of Indiana.  Not once in the past 28 years has any interviewer brought up or said anything about this.  The real value of it is to the person who passes the exam, as a matter of pride and achievement, but in no way will it affect or influence your ability to get a job.   All it proves is that you can pass a fundamentals of engineering exam at that time, and nothing else. 
1smartengineer
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« #1 : November 19, 2009, 10:08:42 PM »

I suppose the real value is the consolation that if you pass the EIT exam then you will probably pass the PE exam four years down the line.
I should mention though that over the years of job search before I got my PE, most employers usually asked me if I had my EI. I suppose it was because, unlike Badger I lacked the experience or employers didn't believe that I had an engineering degree.
t_amos
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« #2 : January 28, 2010, 05:48:38 PM »

Nowadays, in the current economic climate an EI certificate doesn't seem to get you anywhere anyway .
At least with a PE you have more leverage. However you need th EI to get the PE so 1smartengineer has a good point.
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« #3 : March 01, 2010, 05:06:09 PM »

The EI only prepares you to take the PE exam. Otherwise, it is purposeless because it doesn't add any value to your engineering profession.
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