How To Prepare For the PE Exam After a Gap Period

Many engineering graduates have advanced in their careers, started families and are busy balancing work and home life. These graduates may feel apprehensive towards studying for the PE Exam, especially after the duration of time that has elapsed after taking the FE Exam. Some may feel like they simply do not have the time or resources to refresh their skills to pass the PE Exam.

If that sounds like you, then you are in the same boat that multiple PEs were in before embarking on the journey towards their PE license. Through perseverance, time management and effective studying, you can earn your PE License as well.

One tool designed to help you organize your study time is PPI’s Study Schedule. The study schedule provides you with guidance on how to organize your time. The study schedule should be paired with the Reference Manual for your exam. Check out some of PPI’s Study Schedules below.



Passing the PE Exam requires adeptness with an NCEES approved calculator. The Casio’s FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator is on the list of approved calculators for the NCEES engineering and surveying exams. We recommend using this calculator to aid you during your exam. Click here to add to cart.

If you are unsure how to effectively use the Advanced Scientific Calculator, PPI offers affordable Casio Calculator OnDemand Lessons. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons provide you with calculator training, tips and shortcuts necessary for exam day success. After learning about the tools on this calculator, you will uncover the ways the calculator can help you efficiently answer tough questions. Having a better understanding of your calculator’s features will give you added confidence when taking your exam. Click here to start your calculator lessons.


See What Other Students are Saying About the Calculator OnDemand Lessons

Thorough Review by Isaac

Great insight into what we can do to save time on the exam!

Very Informative Review by Jack

Very informative in the operation of this calculator

Has Everything Review by Efrain

Has almost all the steps I would need to quickly go through simple problems

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