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NCEES engineering exam registration

In the United States, engineers are licensed at the state level by professional licensing boards. Engineering boards confer the P.E. license when licensure candidates meet a combination of requirements in education, experience, and exams. Before registering for an upcoming NCEES exam, review your unique approval and registration process by selecting your state, territory, or foreign entity from the map or drop-down list below.

Registration for the pencil-and-paper April 2019 PE exams closed at 3:00 p.m. EST on February 7, 2019. Registration for the computer-based FE and PE exams is open year-round. To learn about the format of your exam, select the exam type below.




Looking to practice in multiple states?

Many professional engineers find that their careers require them to be licensed in more than one state. To do this, a P.E. must apply for comity licensure in additional states. NCEES Records is a service designed for engineers seeking comity licensure.

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Learn about the exams

NCEES develops and scores the FE and PE exams for engineering licensure. The FE exam is generally your first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET- accredited program. The PE exam is designed to test for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years of work experience in their chosen engineering discipline.

Select an exam from the field below to learn more about how passing your exam can help you advance in your path to licensure.

Exam prep materials

We at NCEES believe that nothing prepares you better than working through actual exam questions. So that’s what we provide. Our exam prep materials include questions that have been used on past exams and questions written just to give you extra practice.

exam prep materials

Purchase FE Chemical reference handbook Purchase FE Civil reference handbook Purchase FE Electrical and Computer reference handbook Purchase FE Environmental reference handbook Purchase FE Industrial and Systems reference handbook Purchase FE Mechanical reference handbook Purchase FE Other Disciplines reference handbook Purchase Agricultural and Biological Engineering reference handbook Purchase Architectural reference handbook Purchase Chemical reference handbook Purchase Civil: Construction reference handbook Purchase Civil: Geotechnical reference handbook Purchase Civil: Structural reference handbook Purchase Civil: Transportation reference handbook Purchase Civil: Water Resources and Environmental reference handbook Purchase Control Systems reference handbook Purchase Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering reference handbook Purchase Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics reference handbook Purchase Electrical and Computer: Power reference handbook Purchase Environmental reference handbook Purchase Fire Protection reference handbook Purchase Industrial reference handbook Purchase Mechanical: HVAC and Refrigeration reference handbook Purchase Mechanical: Machine Design and Materials reference handbook Purchase Mechanical: Thermal and Fluids Systems reference handbook Purchase Metallurgical and Materials reference handbook Purchase Mining and Mineral Processing reference handbook Purchase Naval Architecture and Marine reference handbook Purchase Nuclear reference handbook Purchase Petroleum reference handbook Purchase Software reference handbook Purchase Structural reference handbook

Engineering education

NCEES offers many tools and resources that are designed specifically for engineering educators. From using the FE exam to effectively measure student outcomes for accreditation purposes to guiding your students on the path to licensure, the links below will make sure you have everything you need.

Update on April 2019 exam results
Most results from the April 2019 pencil-and-paper PE exams have been released to NCEES member licensing boards. PE Structural exam results will be released as soon as they are finalized. How and when examinees receive their results varies by state. Some boards use NCEES Exam Administration Services to release the results directly to examinees. Some...

NCEES seeks nuclear engineers’ professional expertise and advice
NCEES seeks nuclear engineers’ professional expertise and advice. NCEES is currently seeking licensed nuclear engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the PE Nuclear exam. The results of this online survey will be used to update specifications for the exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing...

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