Comprehensive Exam Prep Options for the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam

Complete Exam Print Bundle

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Starting at $804

This comprehensive collection of print resources provides EVERYTHING you need to pass the PE Civil Geotechnical exam the first time. This print bundle:

  • Contains thorough coverage of civil engineering principles and codes.
  • Includes hundreds of practice problems to challenge your knowledge of key concepts and provide the most efficient and effective practice available.
  • Includes CERM, the #1 reference manual in the industry, practice problems, and the most realistic practice exams on the market in both print and digital formats.

Learning Hub Digital Bundle

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Digital Subscription Options

Starting at $59 per Week

All of our industry-leading PE exam prep materials are available in an easy-to-use eLearning platform—PPI Learning Hub. This digital bundle::

  • Includes PE Civil Study Plan which acts as a central hub keeping you on track for your exam date.
  • Includes over 900 exam-like problems with easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions.
  • Covers all of the afternoon depth topics with practice problems to demonstrate the application of concepts and equations.
  • Integrates performance reports that let you track your weakness and strengths for each section.
  • Includes on-the-go access - anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Prep Course Bundle

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Online & OnDemand Options

Starting at $195

Not only do our Live Online and OnDemand courses thoroughly cover every topic, but they also provide you with all the NCEES-approved materials you need.

  • Attend live online lectures and office hours on scheduled dates/times for real-time interaction.
  • Receive support and feedback from your instructor through the exam day.
  • Interact with classmates and your instructor on course discussion forums.
  • Watch recordings of your live classes should you miss a class or want to review a concept again.
  • All courses include access to our state-of-the-art PPI Learning Hub.
  • Pass your exam, or repeat the OnDemand course for free*.

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FAQs for the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam

What topics are on the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam?

The PE Civil Geotechnical Depth section of the exam covers the following topics:

  • Site Characterization
  • Soil Mechanics, Laboratory Testing, and Analysis
  • Field Materials Testing, Methods, and Safety
  • Earthquake Engineering and Dynamic Loads
  • Earth Structures
  • Groundwater and Seepage
  • Problematic Soil and Rock Conditions
  • Earth Retaining Structures (ASD or LRFD)
  • Shallow Foundations (ASD or LRFD)
  • Deep Foundations (ASD or LRFD)

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Is the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam open book?

Yes, and you can bring your PPI review materials with you on exam day.

How long is the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam

The exam is an 8-hour open-book exam split into AM and PM sessions. 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.

What score do you need to pass the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam?

According to NCEES, there isn't a specific pass or fail score. You can view how NCEES scores the exam by visiting here.

Pass rates for the last PE Civil Geotechnical Exam were:

  • First-time test takers: 63%
  • Repeat test takers: 33%