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Exam-day policies

The policies examinees are expected to follow on exam day are outlined in the NCEES Examinee Guide. Refer to the appropriate exam format to learn about policies regarding

  • what to expect at the testing environment
  • proper identification to bring
  • what items are allowed into the testing room
  • approved calculators
  • approved comfort aids
  • reference materials
  • special accommodations
  • exam breaks
  • how to report irregularities
  • exit procedures
  • post-exam survey
  • exam results

Download your free copy of the NCEES Examinee Guide.

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.

Some NCEES PE exam disciplines and the SE exam are currently in the transition 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.

Learn more about the computer-based testing experience.