Here is a question for you Cali PE's.
I am at a point in my career where I have more than enough experience to take the PE exam in my area of knowledge. I didn't take the EIT right out of engineering school, but I think I could pass it because I have always been good at taking tests.
My area of knowledge is more focused on electronics than power distribution, although I find more of my time lately devoted to solving power related problems for my employer.
California offers a PE in electronics and I wonder if it is worthwhile going through the letter of recommendation and test taking process to earn it. I am not as concerned with my ability to pass the test as I am with justifying the effort.
The first question I ask myself is what benefit would accrue from earning the PE credential. From my employers perspective it would not matter, they would value a PhD, but that is not possible. I would like to think that as I near retirement, it would help me gain access to employment as an instructor. Perhaps there is a need for PE's with an electronic background to sign off on designs much like "real" electrical power PE's.
I am having difficulty establishing how an electronic PE would fit into the world as well as an electrical power PE does.
So please let me know what you think. I am really impressed with the level of knowledge on this forum and would greatly value any opinions offered.