The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Electrical and Computer: Power exam is moving to computer-based testing (CBT). Appointments are available year-round at Pearson VUE test centers beginning December 1, 2020.
NCEES originally planned to complete the PE Electrical and Computer: Power exam’s transition to CBT format in April 2021. The organization fast-tracked the change as part of its response to COVID-19 and moved the date to December 2020 to better accommodate examinees. As part of this change, NCEES canceled the October 2020 pencil-and-paper administration for the PE Electrical and Computer: Power exam and opened registration for the exam in August. Everyone who had registered for the October exam was notified and given a refund so that they could immediately register for the CBT version of the exam.
The PE Electrical and Computer exam is offered in three disciplines:
- Computer Engineering
- Electronics, Controls, and Communications
The Computer Engineering and the Electronics, Controls, and Communications disciplines will move to CBT after the October 2020 pencil-and-paper exam administration. However, these two disciplines—which have a lower volume of examinees—will be offered annually beginning October 2021 rather than year-round.
For more information about the transition of NCEES licensing exams to CBT format, visit ncees.org/cbt.