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NCEES Exam Updates

Information received from NCEES May 10, 2019. For any questions, please contact NCEES at 1-800-250-3196 or https://ncees.org/

Spring 2020 Exam Changes

bullet Fundamentals of Surveying - The FS exam will have new specifications starting in July 2020. The specifications will be posted on the NCEES website January 1, 2020.

bullet Fundamentals of Engineering - The FE exam will have new specifications starting in July 2020. The specifications will be posted on the NCEES website January 1, 2020.

bullet PE Chemical - The PE Chemical exam will have new specifications starting in January 2020. The specifications will be posted on the NCEES website July 1, 2019.

bullet PE Mechanical - The PE Mechanical exam will have its last paper administration in October 2019. Beginning November 4, 2019, examinees will be able to register and schedule CBT appointments, which will be available year-round starting on April 1, 2020.

 

Fall 2019 Exam Changes - As a reminder, the following changes are in place for the Fall 2019.

bullet PE Control Systems Engineering - The PE Control Systems Engineering exam has new specifications starting in October 2019. The specifications are posted on the NCEES website.

bullet PE Petroleum - The PE Petroleum exam will transition to computer-based testing in October 2019. This will be a single-day testing event similar to paper-based exam administrations and the PE Nuclear computer-based exam administration. The test date is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Registration with NCEES for this exam began November 6, 2018. Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their board. Member Boards who manually approve candidates are encouraged to approve candidates as they register to allow them to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible. The PE Nuclear exam will be offered on the same day.

bullet PE Fire Protection - The PE Fire Protection exam will be offered for the last time in pencil-and-paper format in October 2019 and transition to CBT in October 2020.

bullet PE Mechanical - The PE Mechanical exams will be offered for the last time in pencil-and-paper format in October 2019 and transition to CBT in April 2020.

 

Fall 2019 NCEES Pencil and Paper Registration Deadlines

bullet Fall 2019 Exam Dates - The fall pencil-and-paper exams will be administered on October 25 and 26, 2019. The PE exams and the Vertical Forces component of the SE exam will be administered only on Friday, October 25. The Lateral Forces component of the SE exam will be administered only on Saturday, October 26.

bullet Fall 2019 Registration - Registration for the fall exams will open on June 17, 2019, and close for examinees at 3:00 p.m. eastern time on September 3, 2019. The deadline for boards/testing services to mark candidates approved and confirm shipping information is 3:00 p.m. eastern time on September 12, 2019. To meet the fulfillment and shipping requirements, we cannot add candidates after this time.