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.
- All FE exam disciplines
- The FS exam
- The PS exam
- Some PE exam disciplines. See the exam conversion schedule.
Some NCEES PE exam disciplines and the SE exam 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.
|Year||PE, SE Vertical||SE Lateral|
|2019||Apr 5, Oct 25||Apr 6, Oct 26|
|2020||Apr 17, Oct 23||Apr 18, Oct 24|
|2021||Apr 23, Oct 22||Apr 24, Oct 23|
|2022||Apr 22, Oct 21||Apr 23, Oct 22|
|2023||Apr 14, Oct 27||Apr 15, Oct 28|
|2024||Apr 12, Oct 25||Apr 13, Oct 26|
|2025||Apr 11, Oct 24||Apr 12, Oct 25|
|2026||Apr 10, Oct 23||Apr 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||PE exams offered in October only|
|Agricultural and Biological Engineering||Control Systems Engineering|
|Architectural Engineering||Fire Protection Engineering|
|Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering|
|Software Engineering||Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering|