Registration opened November 1, 2020 and the registration deadline is December 14, 2020, 3 p.m. EST.
NCEES created the January 2021 Civil Only Exam to handle the overload of examinees approved and registered for the past October 2020 exam. Because of the large volume of postponed exams the January Civil Only PE Exam is available ONLY to those individuals who were previously registered for the October 2020 Civil PE Exam. The TBPELS will not approve any registration that was not previously registered. The January 2021 Civil Only Exam is not an additional exam attempt opportunity. It was created to handle the overflow of registered October Civil examinees only. http://ncees.org
The TBPELS Board approved an emergency rule to extend the PE exam completion deadline due to COVID-19. Refer to: https://pels.texas.gov/downloads/EmergencyRule133_67_ExamExtension.pdf
Please submit your application early to allow sufficient time to provide additional information if needed to complete your application. This will help to ensure that you will be approved if you are eligible. Exam registration deadlines are determined by NCEES and cannot be influenced by the Board. Exam registration is open 4-5 months prior to the exam. The deadline is approximately 2 months prior to the exam date.
NCEES Exam Registration Website for availability and additional information.
NCEES Exam Schedule page for future dates not listed below.
NCEES accommodation requests for special testing accommodations are made through the NCEES online registration system at: http://ncees.org/exams/special-accommodations/.
Computer-Based Testing (CBT)
Many PE exams are only available in CBT format. The Nuclear and Petroleum exams are only offered one day per year. Refer to the NCEES site at: https://ncees.org/exams/cbt/ for additional information.
The FE exam is administered by NCEES throughout the year. NCEES policy allows an examinee to take the FE exam once during a two-month window, and no more than three times during a twelve-month period. Note: Completed applications submitted prior to the deadline date will be processed in time to meet the exam registration deadlines. Those submitted after the deadline may not be processed in time to register for the exam.
|Exam Year||PE Application and
EIT Application Deadlines
|PE and SE Exam Registration Window||PE
|Forces Exam Dates|
|2021||July 10, 2020||November 1, 2020 - December 14, 2020||
PE Civil Exam
January 26, 2021
|December 4, 2020||January 27, 2021 - March 4, 2021||April 22, 2021||April 23, 2021|
|July 9, 2021||TBD||October 22, 2021||October 23, 2021|
|2022||TBD||TBD||April 22, 2022||April 23, 2022|
|TBD||TBD||October 21, 2022||October 22, 2022|
|2023||TBD||TBD||April 14, 2023||April 15, 2023|
|TBD||TBD||October 27, 2023||October 28, 2023|
|2024||TBD||TBD||April 12, 2024||April 13, 2024|
|TBD||TBD||October 25, 2024||October 26, 2024|
|2025||TBD||TBD||April 11, 2025||April 12, 2025|
|TBD||TBD||October 24, 2025||October 25, 2025|
|2026||TBD||TBD||April 10, 2026||April 11, 2026|
|TBD||TBD||October 23, 2026||October 24, 2026|
|For additional exam dates and deadlines refer to: https://ncees.org/exams/schedule/|