Ohio exam registration

Examinees

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

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

Eligibility

The Ohio board does not require examinees to submit an application or an additional fee prior to registering with NCEES and scheduling an exam as long as the education information provided during the registration process meets the board’s requirements. Examinees who are categorized as “pending approval” in their MyNCEES account for more than 24 hours should contact their state board for further instructions.

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. Examinees who require more than three attempts or allow their 12-month approval period to expire must contact the board directly to obtain additional approvals.

Results

Exam results for the computer-based FE 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 My NCEES 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.

Cancellations and refunds

Refer to the section on computer-based exams in the NCEES Examinee Guide for information about cancellations, refunds, rescheduling, and discipline changes.
FS exam
The following information applies to all FS applicants.

Eligibility

The Ohio board requires examinees to submit an application and/or pay an application fee to the board. Once approved, examinees may register with NCEES to schedule an exam. Examinees should contact the board directly for details.

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. Examinees who require more than three attempts or allow their 12-month approval period to expire must contact the board directly to obtain additional approvals.

Results

Exam results for the computer-based 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.

Cancellations and refunds

Refer to the section on computer-based exams in the NCEES Examinee Guide for information about cancellations, refunds, rescheduling, and discipline changes.
Professional exams
The following information applies to PE, PS, and SE examinees.

How do I register?

You must first apply to the Ohio board for approval to sit for the exam in Ohio. Visit the board’s website for instructions on the approval process.

Ohio approval deadlines for the October 2015 exams:

  • First-time applicants: June 22, 2015
  • Repeat examinees who took the April 2015 exam: August 3, 2015
  • Other repeat examinees: June 22, 2015

After the board has notified you of your approval, register online with NCEES (deadline: September 3, 2015) 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.

Results

  • PE and SE candidates: When results have been released to the Ohio board (8–10 weeks after the exam) and validated, NCEES will send an e-mail informing you that your result can be accessed through MyNCEES.
  • PS candidates: The Ohio board will notify you of your result.

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 (September 3, 2015). 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

Resources

NCEES Examinee Guide
About the exams
Exam-day experience
Exam prep materials

Board profile

General information
Licensure requirements

Practice/Enforcement

Board contact information

Name Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Website www.peps.ohio.gov
Phone (614) 466-3651
Fax (614) 728-3059
Office Address 50 West Broad Street, Suite 1820
Columbus, OH 43215