How to become a PEE? -With Sample TER

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E. Steps in Applying for PEE Exams

1. Submit a proposed title and outline with synopsis for each chapter to the BEE for approval as to subject matter, organization, technical content and presentation. If disapproved, the Board shall advise the applicant citing the reasons therefore.

  • PEE applicant shall include an e-mail address in the curriculum vitae that comes with the submission of the proposed title.
  • PEE applicant will be required to come in person for screening of the proposed topic by at least two members of the Board of EE.
  • PEE applicant will be required during the screening to bring the original copy of the Certification from the three PEE’s who will execute affidavits vouching the applicant’s experience and providing advise during the presentation of the technical engineering report and proof of active involvement in IIEE and/or community and original copy of the Certificate of Employment/ Service Record.
  • Date and venue for the screening will be given in the reply letter to the applicant.

2. After approval of the proposed title and outline by the Board, submit all requirements for processing together with the five (5) copies of the Technical Report. Four (4) which will be retained by the Commission and one(1) by the applicant stamped with “RECEIVED COPY”.

  • The applicant will be required to submit the TER within six (6) months from the oral screening.

3. Payment of P 600.00 for examination fee.

4. Oral Examination / Interview

  • Any applicant who failed in the oral examination / interview may re-apply after at least one (1) year from the date of Notice of Failure. In the re-application, Rule 14 shall be observed!

Flow Chart in Applying for PEE

F. Criteria for Grading

1. Number of years of EE practice:
* In excess of 20 years > 41-50%
* 11 to 20 years > 36 – 40%
*5 to 10 years > 30 – 35%
2. Exposure to Various Fields: 30%
3. Technical demands of those fields: 20%
1. Compliance to instructions 10%
2. Technical Content and Discussions 50%
3. Organization of Presentation 20%
4. Conclusions and Recommendations 10%
5. Grammar, Spelling, etc. 10%
1. Punctuality at appointed time 10%
2. Grasp of Subject Matter 40%
3. Accuracy in answering technical questions 30%
4. Composure and confidence 10%
5. Verbal facility 10%

Passing Grade = 70%

G. Qualities of a Good Report

1. Technical paper covering an evaluation, analysis or a critical discussion of electrical engineering project or subject, on one or several technical aspects such as:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Testing
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Repair
  • Research
  • Etc.

2. The technical paper shall be supported by engineering principles and data. Published or unpublished scientific paper or treatise on electrical engineering theories and applications may be considered as complying with the requirement.

3. Topics can be: post-projects, on-going projects, proposed projects, thesis

4. Title of the report should be impressive or should speak for itself

5. Technical report shall involve substantial calculations

  • Load calculations /load schedule/layout
  • Transformer size determination
  • Wire/Feeder conductor sizing
  • Circuit breaker/fuse rating
  • Short Circuit Calculations
  • Protection Coordination
  • Insulation Coordination
  • Voltage Drop Calculation
  • Arc Flash Calculation
  • Harmonics
  • etc.

6. Purely narrative report is not acceptable.

7. Avoid Plagiarism.

  • If an author has written something particularly well, on their own words are for some reason significant, then put their words in quotes and give appropriate citation.
  • Provide complete reference to all works used, and cite these in the documents where you use this information, use footnotes, if necessary.

8. Make the number of pages of the technical report the least possible (the board is not impressed with a very thick report).

9. Avoid unnecessary and irrelevant data including figures/charts/tables not referred to in the discussions.

10. The PEE affidavits shall specify expiry date of the PRC license card of the affiant.

11. Use the latest picture in the comprehensive biodata. PEE applicant must be wearing COAT & TIE in the passport picture.

12. Proofread your work.

H. Report Format and Style

1. Paper

Use white, substance 24, A4 paper. Erasable paper tends to smudge and should be avoided for a final document.

2.Type-Face and Size, Printing

  • Select 12-point fonts for main text unless indicated otherwise.
  • The technical report should be written in 12pt Verdana font.
  • Unless otherwise specified, use the same type-face and size throughout the document; including equations, tables, figures and appendices.


  • Left Margin – 1 1/2 inches to allow for binding
  • Top Margin – 1 inch above the first line of type
  • Right and Bottom Margin – should be at least 1 inch
  • Indentions – first line of paragraph
  • Left aligned all text


  • The preliminary pages (pages up to the first page of the text)
    • lower-case Roman Numerals (i, ii, iii, ect.)
    • Place at the top of the page, at the right margin (1″ down from the top edge and 1″ from the right edge).
  • You don’t have to place the number “i” on the title page. Just count it and put “ii” on the second page.
  • Beginning with the first page of the text and continuing to the end of the manuscript:
    • number of pages in sequence in Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, ect.)
    • place at the top of the page, at the right margin (1″ down from the top edge and 1″ from the right edge).


  • One and a half – space the main body of the report.
  • Single-space long quotations, tables, footnotes, endnotes, figures lables and bibliography.
  • Three single spaces between entries (sub headings).

6.Main Headings

  • Main headings of front matter (summary, acknowledgement, tables of content, figures and appendices) as well as the bibliography or references must be positioned one inch from the top margin.
  • •All main headings must be capitalized and centered across the page.

7.Chapter Headings and Titles

  • Each chapter of the technical report must begin on a separate page.
  • The chapter heading must be placed one inch from the top margin, centered, capitalized followed by Roman Numerical to indicate the chapter number.
  • The chapter title must be placed three single spaces below the chapter heading, centered, and capitalized.

8.Section Headings and Titles

  • Each section of the technical report, with the exception of the first section for each chapter, should begin ½ inch from the previous section.
  • The very first section in a chapter should be positioned after the three single spaces from the chapter title.
  • Section titles should be left aligned, italicized, and lower-case capitalizing only the first letter of each word.

9.Figures, Tables and Equations

  • All figures, tables and equations must be scaled to fit within the standard margins.
  • Figure captions must appear at the bottom of the figure, centered across the page
  • Title of a table goes above the table.
  • In the text of the technical report, figures should be referred to as, for example, Fig. 1.
  • Figures, exclusive of those in the appendix, must be numbered consecutively throughout the report using Arabic numbers.
  • Equations are presented at the center of the page.
  • Equation number is placed inside round brackets at the right-hand margin.
  • In the text of the report, refer to the equations as either Eq. (1) or equation (1). Use whichever format you choose consistently throughout your report.

10.Numbers and Unit Conventions

  • For numbers less than 10, spell it out and enclosed the number in a bracket, unless they are measurements (and units, if any, must be specified)
  • Use a consistent format for units
    • –do not randomly use “V,” “Volts,” and “volts” in the document
  • Specify the units when necessary and be aware of the correct abbreviation
    • kW for kilowatt, not KW nor Kw
    • kV for kilovolts, not KV nor Kv
    • kVAr for kilovolt-ampere reactive, not KVAR nor kVAR
    • MVA for megavolt-ampere, not Mva nor mVA nor mVa
    • MWh for megawatt-hour, not MWH nor mWh


  • The list of reference should be given at the end of the text arranged according to citation.
  • Direct citations of a reference in the text are made by indicating first the author‟s surname followed by the reference number enclosed in square brackets (e.g. “The scheme was proposed by Dela Cruz [9]”).
  • References may also be indirectly cited for cases in which the author is not the subject of the sentence by indicating only the reference number enclosed in square brackets (e.g. “An iterative scheme has been used to solve this type problem [9].)

12.Notes on Voice and Tone

Good writing in engineering adheres to the following principles:

  • Stay objective. Eliminate opinions and (“I think” or “I feel”) from your writing so that the emphasis remains on the technical and scientific processes and facts.
  • Remain mostly in the third person, passive voice.
  • Use past tense and present tense appropriately.
  • State clear facts precisely and avoid flowery language.
  • For the most part, eliminate adverbs and adjectives, which can interfere with the precise, clear, and straightforward writing needed to communicate technical and scientific processes.

I. Sample Titles

  • Proposed 10 MVA Substation at La Castellana
  • Power System Analysis of San Jose 10 MVA Substation
  • System Fault Analysis of Cemex-Apo Cement Corporation
  • Electrical System Design for the Administration Building of Mactan International Airport
  • Electrical System Design of a Furniture Manufacturing Plant


Sample Technical Engineer Report (PEE TER)


  1. Hi Sir,
    Some of Report Format and Style doesn’t correspond to the TER attached. Which should be followed? TER AUG 2016 format or the written guidelines in this page. Where did you get the source of Report Format & Style?

    1. Hi Sir Rodel,
      Please follow the guidelines on this page. You may download the references of this post above .

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