PE Exam Pass Rates

October 2015 Pass Rates

The most recent passing information for the PE exams is from the October 2015 exam administration unless otherwise noted.

Exam First-time takers (%) Repeat takers (%)
Architectural* 83% 42%
Chemical 78% 36%
Civil Construction 58% 27%
Civil Geotechnical 66% 25%
Civil Structural 67% 31%
Civil Transportation 67% 37%
Civil Water Resources and Environmental 68% 38%
Control Systems 73% 35%
Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 79% 64%
Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics 72% 13%
Electrical and Computer: Power 60% 35%
Environmental 66% 33%
Fire Protection (October 2014) 61% 27%
Industrial* 72% 47%
Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration 82% 44%
Mechanical Systems and Materials 74% 44%
Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems 75% 36%
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 71% 67%
Nuclear 58% 0%
Petroleum 61% 32%
Software* 63% 100%
SE Lateral Forces Bridges 31% 29%
SE Lateral Forces Buildings 35% 28%
SE Vertical Forces Bridges 44% 20%
SE Vertical Forces Buildings 58% 42%

*April 2015 administration.

Exam First-time takers (%) Repeat takers (%)
Architectural* 83% 42%
Chemical 69% 22%
Civil Construction 57% 24%
Civil Geotechnical 63% 22%
Civil Structural 67% 23%
Civil Transportation 66% 32%
Civil Water Resources and Environmental 71% 34%
Control Systems 78% 58%
Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 52% 18%
Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics 69% 22%
Electrical and Computer: Power 62% 27%
Environmental 64% 32%
Fire Protection (October 2014) 64% 32%
Industrial* 72% 47%
Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration 80% 53%
Mechanical Systems and Materials 69% 32%
Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems 65% 37%
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 71% 67%
Nuclear 64% 50%
Petroleum 71% 3%
Software* 634% 100%
SE Lateral Forces Bridges 42% 39%
SE Lateral Forces Buildings 40% 31%
SE Vertical Forces Bridges 48% 41%
SE Vertical Forces Buildings 41% 24%

2014 Pass Rates

Historical pass rate information for the 2014 PE exams are from the October 2014 administration.

Exam First-time takers (%) Repeat takers (%)
Architectural* 72% 17%
Chemical 71% 25%
Civil Construction 56% 22%
Civil Geotechnical 67% 27%
Civil Structural 73% 38%
Civil Transportation 64% 33%
Civil Water Resources and Environmental 72% 38%
Control Systems 78% 58%
Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 68% 0%
Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics 84% 28%
Electrical and Computer: Power 63% 32%
Environmental 59% 34%
Fire Protection 64% 32%
Industrial* 69% 15%
Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration 78% 47%
Mechanical Systems and Materials 67% 40%
Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems 72% 44%
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 81% 67%
Nuclear 64% 50%
Petroleum 71% 3%
Software* 64% 50%
SE Lateral Forces Bridges 42% 39%
SE Lateral Forces Buildings 40% 31%
SE Vertical Forces Bridges 48% 41%
SE Vertical Forces Buildings 41% 24%

2013 Pass Rates

Historical pass rate information for the 2013 PE exams.

Exam First-time takers (%) Repeat takers (%)
Architectural 74% 43%
Chemical 67% 40%
Civil 64% 29%
Control Systems 76% 53%
Electrical and Computer 63% 28%
Environmental 63% 35%
Fire Protection 69% 37%
Industrial 72% 50%
Mechanical 72% 41%
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 58% 46%
Nuclear 54% 44%
Petroleum 75% 53%
Software 50% N/A%
Structural Engineering (SE) Vertical Component 50% 34%
Structural Engineering (SE) Lateral Component 38% 43%
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