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PE Civil Geotechnical Exam Prep

Comprehensive study materials for the PE Civil Geotechnical exam.

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PE Civil Geotechnical Exam Prep Bundle Options

New for the closed-book PE Civil exam! Our NCEES PE Civil Geotechnical bundles are designed to make sure you have everything you need for success on the new closed-book exam. Explore each bundle option below, or compare our bundles, to find the right study option that fits your learning style.

About the Live Online Course Bundle

We leverage over 45 years of PE Civil exam prep experience when designing our Live Online Course Bundle, offering you a thorough review of every NCEES exam topic. Our professional engineers have real-world experience and will guide you through each step of your exam prep. Your live online review covers all NCEES PE Civil exam topics, including breadth and geotechnical depth. Our course has been completely updated to prepare you for the closed-book PE Civil CBT exam.

Why Enroll in a Course Now?

  • Monthly Payment Options: New payment options are available with Affirm so you don't have to pay the full amount upfront.
  • Risk-Free Enrollment: We offer Risk-Free Enrollment should you need to transfer or cancel your enrollment because you are not able to sit for your exam.
  • Secure Your Spot: Courses fill up fast! By enrolling now, you don’t have to worry about your course potentially being full closer to the start date.

What Sets PPI Apart?

  • Brand new courses for the CBT exam. Our PE Civil prep courses are brand new and fully prepare you to pass the PE Civil CBT closed-book exam.
  • Our reputation as leaders in FE and PE exam prep. We have been preparing engineers for their FE and PE exams since 1975. Our courses are high quality and based on decades of experience.
  • Instruction from professional engineers. Learn directly from industry experts with a unique mix of lectures, problem-solving demonstrations, exam strategy sessions, and office hours.
  • Structured schedules that span 2 to 3 months. We want to ensure you can properly retain information and allow enough time for homework. With our decades of instructional design experience, you don't have to worry about “cramming” for your exam.
  • The right amount of trusted exam prep materials designed to help you pass. We provide you with all the materials you need and nothing that you don’t. You'll receive reference materials, homework assignments, detailed class notes (plus NCEES handbook), as well as access to online quizzes, practice exams, flashcards, and more.
  • Prep materials that are always updated. Our content is always updated to the most current NCEES exam specifications and codes.
  • Our high student satisfaction rates. Over 90% of students indicate on post-exam surveys that they would recommend their PPI course to a friend or colleague.
  • A passing guarantee. When you take a Live Online course, we guarantee you will pass, or you can take the OnDemand course for free.

Schedules
To view schedule options, click “Add to Cart” next to the Live Online course you want. Schedule options are listed on the next page once you add to cart. You can also view schedules by scrolling down this page to the section titled “Class Options for the Live Online Course Bundle.”

 

 

 

What's Included:

Course Features

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Homework assignments are graded by your instructor and help you apply what you’ve reviewed in lectures. Complete every assignment and qualify for PPI's Passing Guarantee.

Live office hours, strategically placed in the schedule, provide time for additional Q&A and problem solving with your instructor.

Connect with your instructor on discussion forums and by email. Your instructor is an expert with years of real-world professional experience and is here to guide you every step of the way.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Interact with your instructor and other classmates during live online lectures. Live lectures on scheduled dates/times help provide structure throughout your course. 

We’re so confident in our program that should you fail your exam, you can repeat the OnDemand course for free. Simply complete all homework assignments to qualify for the Passing Guarantee.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

All live online lectures are recorded and posted the next day for additional viewing in case you are unable to attend, or want to re-watch an important topic. 

Did you recently take your exam and aren't sure if you passed? Or, are you waiting to hear if your exam application was accepted? We've got you covered! We'll provide you with a full refund if you let us know before the first live class date. We can also transfer you to a future session free of charge at any time.

Interact with your classmates on forums and live lecture chats to discuss your exam prep experiences and talk through exam topics.

Upon registration for your course, you will gain instant access to OnDemand lectures to get your exam prep started.

All presentation slides are downloadable, providing you the opportunity to take notes as you follow along with your instructor.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

The course syllabus and homework assignments help you stay on track and reinforce key concepts.

Proven test-taking and time management tips from your instructor are provided throughout your course to prepare you for exam day success.

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success.
Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCEES exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Practice with an NCEES-like exam simulation – with a unique set of problems.

PE Civil Practice Problems Book Cover

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE'sPE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition web book offers the most comprehensive practice on the market for the PE Civil exam. Containing over 900 exam-like problems covering breadth and depth topics, this web book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions, and is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual to build exam day confidence.

 
PE Civil Reference Manual Book Cover Image

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Study key knowledge areas with access to review manuals that are current to exam specs, follow NCEES exam guidelines, and have helped over 4 million achieve licensure.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Create custom quizzes from a database of hundreds of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.

Print Materials
PE Civil Companion Manual Book Cover Image

The must-have companion for exam day success.

Your PE Civil Companion includes:

  • thousands of entries cover all topics in the PE Civil Reference Manual, Sixteenth Edition
  • over 550 common civil engineering terms to help prepare you for exam day
  • 100 appendices of essential support material
PE Civil Quick Reference Book Cover
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE's PE Civil Quick Reference, 16th Edition is a collection of the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition and will assist you with tabbing your manual for exam day. Maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips. Time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice. This book and CERM share chapter and section numbers—so you can easily access the related supplemental material.
PE Civil Reference Manual Book Cover Image

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition (CERM16) is the only reference you need to prepare for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam. This comprehensive manual follows NCEES exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence. The PE Civil exam is an 8-hour, open book exam. Use this reference manual to fully prepare for the exam, and bring it with you on exam-day for your must-have reference.

Features include:

  • Complete exam review for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam
  • Brief overview of each afternoon Depth exam
  • Up-to-date codes including: AASHTO, HCM, IBC, ACI and more
  • Recommendations for a study schedule to keep you on track
  • Exam tips for exam-day readiness
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
PE Civil Geotechnical Depth Practice Exams Book Cover
Up-to-date to the NCEES exam specifications and codes, this book contains two full 40-question multiple-choice exams consistent with the Civil PE Geotechnical depth exam format. Importantly, the topics within each knowledge area are fairly represented to ensure understanding of what will be seen on the exam, to help test exam day readiness and focus your study time efficiently.

Consistent with the actual exam, the problems in this book require an average of six minutes to solve. Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same 4-hour time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the individual answer keys. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches.
Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Exam Geotechnical Depth Problems Third Edition Book Cover

Up-to-date to the NCEES exam specifications and codes, this book contains over 100 multiple-choice problems representative of the NCEES PE Civil Geotechnical exam, format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty. Each problem takes on average six minutes to solve and offers a comprehensive step-by-step solution to demonstrate accurate and efficient solving approaches to be used on exam day. PPI’s time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice available. 

Topics covered include:

  • Analysis of Structures
  • Codes and Construction
  • Design and Details of Structures
This official NCEES publication provides coverage of this depth section of the Civil PE exam.
PE Civil Practice Problems Book Cover

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE'sPE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition (CEPP16) offers the most comprehensive practice on the market for the PE Civil exam. Containing over 900 exam-like problems covering breadth and depth topics, this book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions, and is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual to build exam day confidence.

 
Casio Scientific Calculator Product Image
Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
Engineering Unit Conversions Fourth Edition Book Cover

This helpful resource includes more than 4,500 entries covering traditional English, conventional metric, and SI units.

Purchase Options

September - December Course
Live Online Course: PE Civil Geotechnical (September 2022 - December 2022) (Access Starts September 5, 2022)
September - December Course
$2,460.75
$2,895.00

We leverage over 45 years of exam prep experience when designing our Live Online Course Bundle, offering you a thorough review of every NCEES exam topic. Our professional engineers have real-world experience and will guide you through each step of your exam prep. Your live online review covers all NCEES PE Civil exam topics, including breadth and geotechnical depth.

Every PPI Live Online course comes with:

  • Instruction from professional engineers. Includes 70+ hours of lectures, problem-solving demonstrations, exam strategy sessions, and office hours.
  • Schedules that span 2-3 months to ensure you can properly retain information and allow enough time for homework. With our decades of instructional design experience, you don’t have to worry about “cramming” for your exam.
  • Trusted exam prep materials designed to help you pass. You'll receive reference materials, homework assignments, detailed class notes plus NCEES handbook, as well as access to PPI’s Learning Hub for quizzes, practice exams, flashcards, and more.
  • A passing guarantee. When you take a Live Online course, we guarantee you will pass, or you can take the OnDemand course for free.

Schedules
To view schedule options, click “Add to Cart” next to the Live Online course you want. Schedule options are listed on the next page once you add to cart. You can also view schedules by scrolling down this page to the section titled “Class Options for the Live Online Course Bundle.”

$2,460.75
$2,895.00

About the OnDemand Course Bundle

This OnDemand Course Bundle was created to help you study at your own pace, but also choose the course time frame that works best for you. We leverage over 45 years of PE exam prep experience when designing our OnDemand courses, offering you a thorough review of every NCEES PE Civil Geotechnical exam topic. Our professional engineers have real-world experience and will guide you through each step of your exam prep. Choose between the 3-month, 6-month, or 1-year options. Our course has been completely updated to prepare you for the closed-book PE Civil CBT exam.

Your PPI OnDemand course comes with:

  • Brand new content for the CBT exam. Our PE Civil prep courses are brand new and fully prepare you to pass the PE Civil CBT closed-book exam.
  • Instruction from professional engineers. Includes 70+ hours of recorded lectures, problem-solving demonstrations, and exam strategy sessions.
  • Trusted exam prep materials designed to help you pass. You'll receive reference materials, homework assignments, detailed class notes, and access to PPI's Learning Hub. 
  • PPI’s Learning Hub with a study plan, practice exams, quiz generator, and so much more!

Access Time

Access to your OnDemand Course begins immediately upon purchase. For 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year courses, access ends automatically at the end of your chosen duration. For monthly and weekly courses, access renews monthly or weekly until you cancel the subscription.

 

What's Included:

Course Features

Upon registration for your course, you will gain instant access to OnDemand lectures to get your exam prep started.

All presentation slides are downloadable, providing you the opportunity to take notes as you follow along with your instructor.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

The course syllabus and homework assignments help you stay on track and reinforce key concepts.

Proven test-taking and time management tips from your instructor are provided throughout your course to prepare you for exam day success.

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success.
Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCEES exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Practice with an NCEES-like exam simulation – with a unique set of problems.

PE Civil Practice Problems Book Cover

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE'sPE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition web book offers the most comprehensive practice on the market for the PE Civil exam. Containing over 900 exam-like problems covering breadth and depth topics, this web book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions, and is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual to build exam day confidence.

 
PE Civil Reference Manual Book Cover Image

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Study key knowledge areas with access to review manuals that are current to exam specs, follow NCEES exam guidelines, and have helped over 4 million achieve licensure.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Create custom quizzes from a database of hundreds of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.

Print Materials
PE Civil Companion Manual Book Cover Image

The must-have companion for exam day success.

Your PE Civil Companion includes:

  • thousands of entries cover all topics in the PE Civil Reference Manual, Sixteenth Edition
  • over 550 common civil engineering terms to help prepare you for exam day
  • 100 appendices of essential support material
PE Civil Quick Reference Book Cover
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE's PE Civil Quick Reference, 16th Edition is a collection of the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition and will assist you with tabbing your manual for exam day. Maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips. Time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice. This book and CERM share chapter and section numbers—so you can easily access the related supplemental material.
PE Civil Reference Manual Book Cover Image

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition (CERM16) is the only reference you need to prepare for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam. This comprehensive manual follows NCEES exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence. The PE Civil exam is an 8-hour, open book exam. Use this reference manual to fully prepare for the exam, and bring it with you on exam-day for your must-have reference.

Features include:

  • Complete exam review for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam
  • Brief overview of each afternoon Depth exam
  • Up-to-date codes including: AASHTO, HCM, IBC, ACI and more
  • Recommendations for a study schedule to keep you on track
  • Exam tips for exam-day readiness
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
PE Civil Geotechnical Depth Practice Exams Book Cover
Up-to-date to the NCEES exam specifications and codes, this book contains two full 40-question multiple-choice exams consistent with the Civil PE Geotechnical depth exam format. Importantly, the topics within each knowledge area are fairly represented to ensure understanding of what will be seen on the exam, to help test exam day readiness and focus your study time efficiently.

Consistent with the actual exam, the problems in this book require an average of six minutes to solve. Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same 4-hour time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the individual answer keys. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches.
Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Exam Geotechnical Depth Problems Third Edition Book Cover

Up-to-date to the NCEES exam specifications and codes, this book contains over 100 multiple-choice problems representative of the NCEES PE Civil Geotechnical exam, format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty. Each problem takes on average six minutes to solve and offers a comprehensive step-by-step solution to demonstrate accurate and efficient solving approaches to be used on exam day. PPI’s time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice available. 

Topics covered include:

  • Analysis of Structures
  • Codes and Construction
  • Design and Details of Structures
This official NCEES publication provides coverage of this depth section of the Civil PE exam.
PE Civil Practice Problems Book Cover

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE'sPE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition (CEPP16) offers the most comprehensive practice on the market for the PE Civil exam. Containing over 900 exam-like problems covering breadth and depth topics, this book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions, and is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual to build exam day confidence.

 
Casio Scientific Calculator Product Image
Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
Engineering Unit Conversions Fourth Edition Book Cover

This helpful resource includes more than 4,500 entries covering traditional English, conventional metric, and SI units.

Purchase Options

Select an Access Period
OnDemand Course: PE Civil Geotechnical - 1 Year Access
1-Year Access (Non-Renewing)
$2,630.75
$3,095.00
This course is a 12-month subscription that begins upon purchase. This course will not renew.
$2,630.75
$3,095.00
OnDemand Course: PE Civil Geotechnical - 6 Months Access
6-Month Access (Non-Renewing)
$2,205.75
$2,595.00
This course is a 6-month subscription that begins upon purchase. This course will not renew.
$2,205.75
$2,595.00
OnDemand Course: PE Civil Geotechnical - 3 Months Access
3-Month Access (Non-Renewing)
$1,780.75
$2,095.00
This course is a 3-month subscription that begins upon purchase. This course will not renew.
$1,780.75
$2,095.00
Recurring Subscription (Digital Only)
OnDemand Course: PE Civil Geotechnical - Monthly Renewing (Digital Only)
$463.25
$545.00

Study at your own pace with PPI’s OnDemand Prep Course. Not only do OnDemand courses thoroughly cover every topic, but they also provide you with all the NCEES-approved materials you need.

PE Civil Breadth & Geotechnical Depth Prep Course Overview:

  • Provides focused review of all topics on the NCEES PE Civil exam—for both the breadth and the geotechnical depth
  • Includes 70+ hours of lectures, problem solving demonstrations, exam strategy sessions, and office hours
  • Gives you everything you need to pass—from reference materials to homework assignments to detailed class note

Benefits Include:

  • Watch lectures and problem solving demonstrations on your own schedule
  • Stay on track with structured and focused reading and problem assignments
  • Download presentation slides for easy note-taking
  • Assess your exam readiness with digital resources in the PPI Learning Hub
  • Learn tips and tricks for how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator
  • Hone your test-taking and time management skills

This course is a monthly renewing subscription that will automatically renew each month until canceled.

$463.25
$545.00
OnDemand Course: PE Civil Geotechnical - Weekly Renewing (Digital Only)
$195.00

Study at your own pace with PPI’s OnDemand Prep Course. Not only do OnDemand courses thoroughly cover every topic, but they also provide you with all the NCEES-approved materials you need.

PE Civil Breadth & Geotechnical Depth Prep Course Overview:

  • Provides focused review of all topics on the NCEES PE Civil exam—for both the breadth and the geotechnical depth
  • Includes 70+ hours of lectures, problem solving demonstrations, exam strategy sessions, and office hours
  • Gives you everything you need to pass—from reference materials to homework assignments to detailed class note

Benefits Include:

  • Watch lectures and problem solving demonstrations on your own schedule
  • Stay on track with structured and focused reading and problem assignments
  • Download presentation slides for easy note-taking
  • Assess your exam readiness with digital resources in the PPI Learning Hub
  • Learn tips and tricks for how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator
  • Hone your test-taking and time management skills

This course is a weekly renewing subscription that will automatically renew each week until canceled.

$195.00

About the Self-Study: Learning Hub and Print Bundle

The Learning Hub and Print Bundle is perfect for those who need a refresher before the exam. The review materials in this bundle are updated to the current exam specs, contain thorough coverage of civil engineering principles and codes, and include numerous practice problems to challenge your knowledge of the concepts. This curated bundle includes CERM, the #1 reference manual in the industry, practice problems, and the most realistic practice exams on the market. PPI’s time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice available.

PPI Learning Hub is the go-to destination for PE Civil exam prep. The Learning Hub is more than an eLearning platform—it is a time-tested program that guides examinees through their exam prep from start to finish. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick-off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Assess, Review, Practice” until you are ready for exam day.

PPI Learning Hub is ideal if you need to review key knowledge areas and would like extensive practice to be part of your exam preparation.

Access Time

Access to Learning Hub begins immediately upon purchase. For 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year Learning Hub products, access ends automatically at the end of your chosen duration. For monthly and weekly Learning Hub products, access renews monthly or weekly until you cancel the subscription. 


What's Included:

Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCEES exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Practice with an NCEES-like exam simulation – with a unique set of problems.

PE Civil Practice Problems Book Cover

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE'sPE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition web book offers the most comprehensive practice on the market for the PE Civil exam. Containing over 900 exam-like problems covering breadth and depth topics, this web book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions, and is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual to build exam day confidence.

 
PE Civil Reference Manual Book Cover Image

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Study key knowledge areas with access to review manuals that are current to exam specs, follow NCEES exam guidelines, and have helped over 4 million achieve licensure.

Updated to the new NCEES 2022 closed-book exam format

Create custom quizzes from a database of hundreds of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.

Print Materials
PE Civil Companion Manual Book Cover Image

The must-have companion for exam day success.

Your PE Civil Companion includes:

  • thousands of entries cover all topics in the PE Civil Reference Manual, Sixteenth Edition
  • over 550 common civil engineering terms to help prepare you for exam day
  • 100 appendices of essential support material
PE Civil Quick Reference Book Cover
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE's PE Civil Quick Reference, 16th Edition is a collection of the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition and will assist you with tabbing your manual for exam day. Maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips. Time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice. This book and CERM share chapter and section numbers—so you can easily access the related supplemental material.
PE Civil Reference Manual Book Cover Image

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition (CERM16) is the only reference you need to prepare for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam. This comprehensive manual follows NCEES exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence. The PE Civil exam is an 8-hour, open book exam. Use this reference manual to fully prepare for the exam, and bring it with you on exam-day for your must-have reference.

Features include:

  • Complete exam review for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam
  • Brief overview of each afternoon Depth exam
  • Up-to-date codes including: AASHTO, HCM, IBC, ACI and more
  • Recommendations for a study schedule to keep you on track
  • Exam tips for exam-day readiness
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
PE Civil Geotechnical Depth Practice Exams Book Cover
Up-to-date to the NCEES exam specifications and codes, this book contains two full 40-question multiple-choice exams consistent with the Civil PE Geotechnical depth exam format. Importantly, the topics within each knowledge area are fairly represented to ensure understanding of what will be seen on the exam, to help test exam day readiness and focus your study time efficiently.

Consistent with the actual exam, the problems in this book require an average of six minutes to solve. Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same 4-hour time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the individual answer keys. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches.
Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Exam Geotechnical Depth Problems Third Edition Book Cover

Up-to-date to the NCEES exam specifications and codes, this book contains over 100 multiple-choice problems representative of the NCEES PE Civil Geotechnical exam, format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty. Each problem takes on average six minutes to solve and offers a comprehensive step-by-step solution to demonstrate accurate and efficient solving approaches to be used on exam day. PPI’s time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice available. 

Topics covered include:

  • Analysis of Structures
  • Codes and Construction
  • Design and Details of Structures
This official NCEES publication provides coverage of this depth section of the Civil PE exam.
PE Civil Practice Problems Book Cover

Comprehensive coverage of NCEES 2022 closed-book exam breadth topics

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE'sPE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition (CEPP16) offers the most comprehensive practice on the market for the PE Civil exam. Containing over 900 exam-like problems covering breadth and depth topics, this book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions, and is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual to build exam day confidence.

 
Casio Scientific Calculator Product Image
Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
Engineering Unit Conversions Fourth Edition Book Cover

This helpful resource includes more than 4,500 entries covering traditional English, conventional metric, and SI units.

Purchase Options

Select Access Period
Learning Hub Bundle: PE Civil Geotechnical - 1 Year Access
1-Year Learning Hub Access
$1,355.75
$1,595.00
PPI’s Self-Study: Learning Hub & Print Bundle gives you 12 months of access to all of the powerful features and learning hub study materials. No need to worry about renewing or cancelling a subscription. Get started today!
$1,355.75
$1,595.00
Learning Hub Bundle: PE Civil Geotechnical - 6 Months Access
6-Month Learning Hub Access
$1,015.75
$1,195.00
PPI’s Self-Study: Learning Hub & Print Bundle gives you 6 months of access to all of the powerful features and learning hub study materials. No need to worry about renewing or cancelling a subscription. Get started today!
$1,015.75
$1,195.00
Learning Hub Bundle: PE Civil Geotechnical - 3 Months Access
3-Month Learning Hub Access
$760.75
$895.00
PPI’s Self-Study: Learning Hub & Print Bundle gives you 3 months of access to all of the powerful features and learning hub study materials. No need to worry about renewing or cancelling a subscription. Get started today!
$760.75
$895.00

Class Options for the Live Online Course Bundle

Expand the list below to show all available Live Online class dates and information.

PE Civil (Geotechnical Depth) Live Online Course (August 1 - September 12, 2022, Monday/Wednesday)
SCHEDULE
August 1 - September 12, 2022
LOCATION
Online
INSTRUCTOR
PE Civil (Breadth) Live Online Course (September 19 - November 2, 2022, Monday/Wednesday)
SCHEDULE
September 19 - November 2, 2022
LOCATION
Online
INSTRUCTOR
PE Civil (Breadth) Live Online Course (September 20 - November 1, 2022, Tuesday/Thursday)
SCHEDULE
September 20 - November 1, 2022
LOCATION
Online
INSTRUCTOR
PE Civil (Geotechnical Depth) Live Online Course (November 7 - December 19, 2022, Monday/Wednesday)
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November 7 - December 19, 2022
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Exam Details for the PE Civil Geotechnical Exam

The PE Civil exam tests for a minimum level of competency in civil engineering and is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years of work experience in their engineering discipline. The PE Civil exam is a closed-book CBT exam in which you will work the breadth section and one of the five depth modules. The breadth section contains questions from the five areas of civil engineering, while the depth section focuses on a single area of practice. For more exam information click below.

PE Civil Geotechnical Exam FAQs

The PE Civil Geotechnical exam is an 8-hour closed-book CBT 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.

No, the PE Civil exam is now a closed-book CBT exam. October 2021 was the last exam in the open-book format. In 2022, the exam transitioned to a closed book Computer-Based Test (CBT) that is available to take year-round. You will not be able to bring any books into the exam. Your only reference will be an electronic reference supplied by NCEES.

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: 55%
 - Repeat test takers: 24%

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)
For more information, you can visit ncees.org or view this PDF

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