January 2021 PE Civil exam administration updates

To accommodate as many pencil-and-paper examinees as safely as possible, NCEES has added a regional exam administration on January 26, 2021, for PE Civil examinees only.

Registration for the regional PE Civil exam administration will open November 1, 2020, and close December 14, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The exam will be administered in the cities listed below.* Additional cities may be added. During registration, please register with the state you wish to be licensed in and then select the location where you want to take the exam. You may take the exam in any location.

If requesting accommodations for pencil-and-paper exams, all requests, appeals, and supporting documentation must be received by 3:00 p.m. EST on December 14, 2020.

Additional information will be posted here as it is available.

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pomona, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Groton, CT
  • Orlando, FL
  • Topeka, KS
  • Louisville, KY
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Salem, OR
  • Houston, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Seattle, WA

*Exam sites are subject to change.

Individuals who took the October exam will be unable to register for the January exam. Results from the October exam will not be released prior to the close of registration for the January exam, and examinees are unable to register for any exam when results are pending from a previous exam. The same is true for the January 2021 administration and being able to register for the April 2021 exam—results from January will not be released prior to the close of the April registration period. Registration deadlines cannot be changed.

January 2021 exam site procedures regarding COVID-19

NCEES is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the January 2021 pencil-and-paper exam administration. All exam site locations are currently proceeding with reduced capacity restrictions in place. Changes to state and local requirements that further reduce capacities for groups and events may impact the number of examinees that are able to test at a specific site. NCEES will continue to monitor these changes between now and exam day.

To help ensure the health, safety, and welfare of examinees and proctoring teams, NCEES is implementing the following measures for the January 2021 exam administration.

Examinees must review and satisfy these requirements before being admitted to an exam site. No one will be admitted to the exam site if they have met any of the COVID-19 qualifications listed below.

  • Tested positive for COVID-19
    UNLESS symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine AND at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart.
  • Experiencing (or have experienced) one or more associated symptoms the last fourteen (14) days: shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, sore throat, loss of smell
    UNLESS you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine OR these symptoms can be attributed to another health condition.
  • Live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19
    UNLESS at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure.
  • Have been or are currently under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities
    UNLESS at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities.

Examinees who meet the above conditions on exam day and are admitted to the exam site must agree to follow the below guidelines on exam day.

  • Examinees will be seated alone and properly distanced from other tables.
  • Examinees and proctors are required to wear face masks at all times.
  • Examinees must practice social distancing at all times.
  • Examinees will be allowed to have hand sanitizer and wipes, extra face coverings, and disposable gloves in the exam room; they must be placed on the floor during the exam.
  • Examinees understand that they will be dismissed from the exam and their exam scores will be invalidated if they do not adhere to the COVID-19 safety requirements for this site.
  • Examinees understand that they are allowed to lower masks to eat or drink for brief moments as defined by the proctors and that proctors will issue a warning to examinees before they are dismissed.