PA Pass- First Try
I passed PA on my first attempt last weekend. My primary study materials were:
- Black Spectacles Practice Exams, Flashcards, Videos
- Site Planning and Design Handbook, CH 1,2,3,4 & 7,8,9
- Ballast- all PA Chapters & Chapters 12 – 13
- ADA 2010 Standards
- YouTube Videos
I think having dealt with a lot of site planning/zoning during work helped out a bit. Knowing the major parts of preliminary site design is absolutely critical. Be familiar with survey types, remediation methods, soil boring, sun paths, drainage and designs for different climates.
Any questions please let me know.
Here is a link to my YouTube playlist. This was my fourth exam that I have passed so a handful of the videos are for CE/PJM/PCM. The playlist is sorted by date added newest so pretty much everything after the PA introduction is for the PA exam. Good Luck!
For anyone else looking for YouTube videos to help with studying, I made an entire YouTube channel about what to study for passing each exam. Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/c/dpDesignProfessionals and feel free to Subscribe so you don't miss any future videos!
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