Hawaii exam registration


To learn more about exam registration, authorization, and results, please select your exam from the choices below.

Fundamentals exams
The following information applies to all FE and FS applicants.


The Hawaii board does not require examinees to submit an application or an additional fee prior to registering with NCEES and scheduling an exam.

Examinees will be provided one attempt per testing window and no more than three attempts in a 12-month approval period, beginning with the examinee’s first attempt.


Exam results for the computer-based FE and FS exams are typically available within 7–10 business days. Examinees will receive an email notification from NCEES with instructions to view their results in their MyNCEES account. Results will include a link to your licensing board for additional state-specific information or instructions as appropriate.

All results are reported as pass or fail. If you fail the examination, you will receive a diagnostic report showing your performance for each of the major topics covered on the exam.

Professional exams
The following information applies to PE, PS, and SE examinees.

How do I register?

You must first apply to the Hawaii board for approval to sit for the exam in Hawaii (deadline: January 10 for the April 2016 exams, July 10 for the October 2016 exams). Visit the board’s website for instructions on the approval process. (Note to repeat examinees: The board requires that repeat examinees provide evidence of continuing efforts to complete the licensure process within the previous two years to be eligible to take an exam in Hawaii.)

After the board has notified you of your approval, register online with NCEES (deadline: February 18, 2016) to reserve your seat for the exam. Your exam type, discipline, module, and/or site cannot be changed after the NCEES registration deadline.

Exam authorization

NCEES will email you 2–3 weeks before the exam with a link to download and print your exam authorization notice. Read it carefully. You will be required to present this document along with a valid, government-issued photo ID upon arrival at the exam site.

Exam sites and fees

Click here to view the registration fees and testing locations for the exams offered by your board.


NCEES releases results to the board 8–10 weeks after the exam. The Hawaii board will then notify you of your exam result via postal mail.

All results are reported as pass or fail. If you fail the examination, you will receive a diagnostic report showing your performance for each of the major topics covered on the exam.

Cancellations and refunds

You may cancel your exam registration through your MyNCEES account any time before the NCEES registration deadline (February 18, 2016). Refunds will include exam fees paid to NCEES during the registration process minus a $50 processing fee.

Funds may not be transferred to a later exam administration date. After the NCEES registration deadline, registrations may not be canceled and fees will not be refunded.

If, on the day of the exam, you are unable to attend for one of the following reasons, you may submit documentation to request a refund of your fees (less the $50 processing fee). Documentation must be submitted to NCEES within 30 days of the exam date.

  • Illness, either yourself or immediate family member who requires your care
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Disabling traffic accident
  • Court appearance or jury duty
  • Military duty


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Board contact information

Name Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, and Landscape Architects
Website www.cca.hawaii.gov/pvl
Phone (808) 586-2702
Fax (808) 586-2689
Office Address 335 Merchant Street
P.O. Box 3469 (96801)
Honolulu, HI 96813