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NCEES Exam Dates for the PE and SE Exams

October 7, 2020
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Paper and pencil PE and SE exams are only offered twice a year.  Help plan your long-term study and testing strategy by knowing when these exams are offered.

CBT Exams

The NCEES started the process of converting their exams to computer-based testing in 2011. The benefits of a CBT exam include enhanced security and the ability to proctor the test year-round, rather than only twice a year.

Most PE exams have not gone CBT yet, but are in the process of this transition. Here is a conversion schedule of when specific PE exams will transition to CBT.

PE Exam Dates

Below you can find a current schedule for the pencil and paper NCEES PE exams through 2026.


YearExam Dates
2021April 23 & October 21 & 22
2022April 22 & October 21
2023April 14 & October 27
2024April 12 & October 25
2025April 11 & October 24
2026April 10 & October 23


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SE Exam Dates

Below you can find a current schedule for the SE Vertical Forces exam and SE Lateral Forces exam through 2026.


YearSE Vertical ExamSE Lateral Exam
2021April 23 & October 21April 24 & October 22
2022April 21 & October 20April 22 & October 21
2023April 13 & October 26April 14 & October 27
2024April 12 & October 25April 13 & October 26
2025April 11 & October 24April 12 & October 25
2026April 10 & October 23April 11 & October 24


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