NCEES updates specifications for PE Civil exam

NCEES has introduced new specifications for its PE Civil exam, effective with the April 2015 exam administration. Specifications have been updated for all five of the PE Civil exam module options: Construction, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources and Environmental.

Exam specifications indicate knowledge areas to be tested and their relative weights of emphasis. As the developer of the exams used for engineering licensure in the United States, NCEES periodically conducts surveys of licensed engineers working in industry, government, private practice, and academia to gather information about the knowledge and skills required of professionals in a particular discipline. NCEES uses the results to update its exam specifications.

“Our licensing exams need to reflect current professional practice, and these surveys help us determine what an engineer intern with four years of experience should be expected to know to protect the public,” said Tim Miller, P.E, the director of exam services at NCEES.

The new specifications are available online. Updated practice exams will be published in November 2014.