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Exam schedule

CBT exams

NCEES began the process of transitioning exams to computer-based testing (CBT) in 2011. CBT offers many benefits, such as enhanced security for exam content and more uniformity in testing conditions. For most exams, it also provides greater scheduling flexibility.

The following exams are administered year-round via computer-based testing at Pearson VUE test centers.

Pencil-and-paper exams

Some NCEES PE exam disciplines 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 administered once or twice per year depending on the exam. The future dates for pencil-and-paper PE exams are as follows:

(NOTE: Dates are subject to change.)

YearPEPE Structural VerticalPE Structural Lateral
2021Apr 22–23, Oct 21–22Apr 22, Oct 21Apr 23, Oct 22
2022N/AApr 21, Oct 20Apr 22, Oct 21
2023N/AApr 13, Oct 26Apr 14, Oct 27

Reasonable accommodations are available for examinees who meet certain eligibility criteria and sufficiently document their request.

PE exams offered once per year

The following PE exams are offered once a year. (Please note that exams usually offered once a year during April will be offered in October 2020 due to the cancelation of the April 2020 exam administration.)