2010 approved calculator list announced

November 16, 2009

NCEES has approved the following list of calculators for use in the April and October 2010 exam administrations:

  • Casio: All fx-115 models. Any Casio calculator must contain fx-115 in its model name.
  • Hewlett-Packard: The HP33s and HP 35s models, but no others
  • Texas Instruments: All TI-30X and TI-36X models. Any Texas Instruments calculator must contain either TI-30X or TI-36X in its model name.

Calculators not included within the above descriptions are not permitted in the exam room.

“This is our third year with this list,” said Tim Miller, P.E., director of exam services at NCEES. “Examinees, proctors, and state licensing boards have been happy with it, and NCEES felt that it continued to protect exam integrity while offering some flexibility.”

Candidates possessing unapproved calculators during the administration of an exam are subject to dismissal from the exam site. Examples of specific calculator models from the approved list and other exam-related information are available at ncees.org.

Contact: Lehmon Dekle, P.E., Exam Development Engineer