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PE and EIT Application Deadlines and Exam Dates

The April 2020 paper-and-pencil exam administration is canceled.

  • Examinees who are registered to take an exam during this administration will receive an automatic full refund of fees paid to NCEES within the next 30 days.
  • Exams offered only once a year during the April 2020 administration will be offered during the October 2020 administration.
  • Registration for the October 2020 exam administration is currently scheduled to open June 15. Registration may open earlier to accommodate the anticipated increase in examinee volume for October 2020. More information will be shared as it is available.
  • All NCEES meetings scheduled to take place between March 15 and May 2 are canceled. This includes the 2020 Combined Zone Interim Meeting.Please visit the linked page for more information.


Note: Completed applications submitted prior to the deadline date will be processed in time to meet the exam registration deadlines. Those submitted after the deadline may not be processed in time to register for the exam.

Please submit your application early to allow sufficient time to provide additional information if needed to complete your application. This will help to ensure that you will be approved if you are eligible. Exam registration deadlines are determined by NCEES and cannot be influenced by the Board. Exam registration is open 4-5 months prior to the exam. The deadline is approximately 2 months prior to the exam date.

NCEES Exam Registration Website for availability and additional information.
NCEES Exam Schedule page for future dates not listed below.
NCEES accommodation requests for special testing accommodations are made through the NCEES online registration system at: http://ncees.org/exams/special-accommodations/.

Computer-Based Testing (CBT)
Many PE exams are only available in CBT format. The Nuclear and Petroleum exams are only offered one day per year. Refer to the NCEES site at: https://ncees.org/exams/cbt/ for additional information.

FE Exam Dates
The FE exam is administered by NCEES throughout the year. NCEES policy allows an examinee to take the FE exam once during a two-month window, and no more than three times during a twelve-month period.

Exam Year PE Application and
EIT Application Deadline
PE and SE Exam Registration Window PE and
SE Vertical Forces Exam Dates
SE Lateral Forces Exam Dates
2019 July 12, 2019 June 17, 2019 - September 3, 2019 October 25, 2019 October 26, 2019
2020 December 6, 2019 December 9, 2019 - February 20, 2020 April 17, 2020 April 18, 2020
July 10, 2020 June 15, 2020 - August 27, 2020 October 23, 2020 October 24, 2020
Application Deadlines and Exam Dates for the PE and SE Exams