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Exam schedule

CBT exams

The following exams are administered year-round via computer-based testing (CBT) at Pearson VUE test centers. Learn about the CBT exams.

Pencil-and-paper exams

All other PE and SE exams, which are administered in administered via pencil-and-paper format, are scheduled as follows:

YEARPE, SE VerticalSE Lateral
2017Apr 21, Oct 27Apr 22, Oct 28
2018Apr 13, Oct 26Apr 14, Oct 27
2019Apr 5, Oct 25Apr 6, Oct 26
2020Apr 17, Oct 23Apr 18, Oct 24
2021Apr 23, Oct 22Apr 24, Oct 23
2022Apr 22, Oct 21Apr 23, Oct 22
2023Apr 14, Oct 27Apr 15, Oct 28
2024Apr 12, Oct 25Apr 13, Oct 26
2025Apr 11, Oct 24Apr 12, Oct 25
2026Apr 10, Oct 23Apr 11, Oct 24

PE exams offered once per year

Pencil-and-paper PE exams are offered twice per year except for the following:

PE exams offered in April only

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Software Engineering

PE exams offered in October only

  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering