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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: Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, NCEES will offer a regional pencil-and-paper exam administration in January 2021 for PE Civil examinees.)

YearPEPE Structural VerticalPE Structural Lateral
2020Oct 22–23Oct 22Oct 23
2021Apr 22-23, Oct 22Apr 22, Oct 22Apr 23, Oct 23
2022Apr 22, Oct 21Apr 22, Oct 21Apr 23, Oct 22
2023Apr 14, Oct 27Apr 14, Oct 27Apr 15, Oct 28
2024Apr 12, Oct 25Apr 12, Oct 25Apr 13, Oct 26
2025Apr 11, Oct 24Apr 11, Oct 24Apr 12, Oct 25
2026Apr 10, Oct 23Apr 10, Oct 23Apr 11, Oct 24

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.)