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PE Chemical Exam Details

Everything You Need to Know About the PE Chemical Exam! 

PE Chemical Exam Overview

The PE Chemical exam is designed to test for a minimum level of competency in chemical engineering. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years of work experience in their chosen engineering discipline. 

  • This exam is an 8-hour, computer-based exam with 80 questions relevant to chemical engineering practices.
  • A minimum of 300 hours of preparation for the PE Chemical exam is recommended, although some candidates will need more or less time, depending on their individual backgrounds and experience. There is no limit to the number of times you can take the exam.
  • The PE Chemical exam is administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

Interested in registering for the PE Chemical exam? Visit NCEES to learn more.

About the PE Chemical Exam

67% Pass Rate

The average pass rate of a first-time taker of the PE Chemical exam.

Six Exam Topics

PE Chemical exam topics covered: Mass/Energy Balances, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, FluidsMass Transfer, and Plant Design and Operation.

NCEES Info

For more information on the exam specifications, please visit NCEES.

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