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Exam schedule

CBT exams

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

Pencil-and-paper exams

All other NCEES PE and SE exams are currently in the conversion process and scheduled to launch in computer-based format between now and 2024. They are currently offered in pencil-and-paper format and offered once or twice per year depending on the exam. Learn about the conversion of these exams to CBT.

    YearPE, SE VerticalSE Lateral
    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
  • Petroleum Engineering