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Current Board News

Notice of Future Changes to NCEES Exams and Supporting Materials

Fall 2021 Exam Changes 

The October administration will be a two-day event with some exams offered on Thursday, October 21 and some on Friday, October 22.  More information is available here: https://ncees.org/october-2021-exam-administration-updates/. 

PE Agricultural and Biological—The PE Agricultural and Biological exam will transition to computer-based testing in October 2021.  The test date is Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Registration with NCEES for this exam began November 2, 2020.  Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES.

PE Electrical and Computer: Computer—The PE Electrical and Computer: Computer exam will transition to computer-based testing in October 2021.  The test date is Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Registration with NCEES for this exam began November 2, 2020.  Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES.

PE Electrical and Computer: Electronics, Controls, and Communications—The PE Electrical and Computer: Electronics, Controls, and Communications exam will transition to computer-based testing in October 2021.  The test date is Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Registration with NCEES for this exam began November 2, 2020.  Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES.

PE Mining and Mineral Processing—The PE Mining and Mineral Processing exam will transition to computer-based testing in October 2021.  The test date is Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Registration with NCEES for this exam began November 2, 2020.  Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES.

PE Civil—The PE Civil exams will be offered for the last time in pencil-and-paper format in October 2021.  Beginning November 1, 2021, examinees will be able to register and schedule CBT appointments for the PE Civil exams.  Appointments will be available starting April 1, 2022. 

PE Controls Systems Engineering—The PE Control Systems Engineering exam will be offered for the last time in pencil-and-paper format in October 2021. 

PE Metallurgical and Materials—The PE Metallurgical and Materials exam will be offered for the last time in pencil-and-paper format in October 2021. 

PE Nuclear—The PE Nuclear exam has new specifications that will be effective October 1, 2021.  The specifications are posted on the NCEES website. 

PE 16-hour Structural—The PE 16-hour Structural exam has new design standards that will be effective with the October 2021 administration.  The standards are posted on the NCEES website. 

Fall 2021 NCEES Pencil-and-Paper Registration Deadlines 

Fall 2021 Exam Dates—The fall pencil-and-paper exams will be administered on October 21 and 22, 2021.  Some PE exams and the Vertical Forces component of the SE exam will be administered only on Thursday, October 21.  Remaining PE exams and the Lateral Forces component of the SE exam will be administered only on Friday, October 22. 

Fall 2021 Registration—Registration for the spring exams will open on June 14, 2021, and close for examinees at 3:00 p.m. eastern time on August 26, 2021.

Spring 2022 Exam Changes

PE Civil—The PE Civil exam will have its last paper administration in October 2021.  Beginning November 1, 2021, examinees will be able to register and schedule CBT appointments, which will be available year-round starting on April 1, 2022.

PE 16-hour Structural—The PE 16-hour Structural exam will be offered in paper and pencil format regionally beginning with the April 2022 administration.  Additional information will be made available once finalized.