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PE Exam

 This Exam is Designed to Test Your Engineering Competency

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Calvin
"The PPI surveying course was a good overview and provided many useful study materials. This course is particularly useful when paired with the PPI Civil PE Review Course since it amplifies some lessons you will have in the overall review session."
Calvin
"The PPI surveying course was a good overview and provided many useful study materials. This course is particularly useful when paired with the PPI Civil PE Review Course since it amplifies some lessons you will have in the overall review session."
Keivan
"The study materials are very useful. The key to passing the exam is to practice as much as you can."
Calvin
"The PPI surveying course was a good overview and provided many useful study materials. This course is particularly useful when paired with the PPI Civil PE Review Course since it amplifies some lessons you will have in the overall review session."
Keivan
"The study materials are very useful. The key to passing the exam is to practice as much as you can."
Nicholas
"All you need to do to pass this exam is work all of the homework problems assigned, work both of the practice exams, and go to class. Also, ask questions! The instructors are more than happy to answer them for you. That's about it!"

FAQs for the PE Exam

It is an 8-hour exam. It contains 80 total questions: 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour AM session, and 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour PM session.
The PE Civil exam is the only open-book exam remaining. All other PE exams are now closed-book computer-based exams, commonly referred to as CBT.
The PE exam can be difficult. The exam tests your competency in all aspects of engineering and should not be taken lightly. You should plan on taking several weeks to prepare and study before sitting for the exam. To see the average pass rate of first time test takers during the last exam, click here.
The PE exam tests for a minimum level of competency in engineering. You need a minimum of four years of post-college work experience to be able to sit for the exam.

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Qualifying to Take the NCEES PE Exam
Make sure you've completed these steps for PE exam qualification. Learn more about the requirements for the PE exam.
Read through common questions about what to do next after passing the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam.
What Happens After You Pass the NCEES PE Exam?
Find out what happens after you pass the PE exam and the steps you should take to indicate your licensure.