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Engineering Assistant Career Development Program


The Engineering Assistant Career Development Program (EACDP) has four primary components:

  • Participation in Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Professional Engineering (PE) exam test preparation courses
  • Access to additional core, knowledge and performance-based training courses
  • Job rotation opportunities to strengthen Engineering Assistant’s (EAs) practical knowledge and job performance
  • Mentoring and Professional Development Advisor (PDA) support

Exam Preparation Courses

  • EPC101 FE Exam Preparation: six week/96-hour course
  • EPC102 PE Exam Preparation – Breadth: six week/96-hour course
  • EPC103 PE Exam Preparation – Depth: six week/96-hour course

Other Training Opportunities

TxDOT offers free instructor-led and online trainings that may assist with career development and exam preparation.  

Job Rotation Activity (JRA)

JRAs are a temporary assignment, designed to familiarize EAs with activities across multiple engineering disciplines.

Networking and PDA Support

  • Mentors: provide guidance and advice to facilitate the EA’s development
  • Engineering Assistant Groups: meet regularly to discuss professional development, tour projects, volunteer activities, etc.
  • PDA Support: coaching and guidance provided to EAs including completing Supplemental Experience Record reviews