Re: So... is he an engineer?
After getting my master's (MSEE), while looking for a job, I took the EIT because I thought it might help my self-marketing.
I barely passed, it didn't help, and the job I did get* didn't care, and was out-of-state, and had no PEs to apprentice from, so my four years lapsed and I haven't cared since.
* It was who I knew, not what -- networking for the win. What I learned on the job was much more valuable.