Professional Engineer Exam Dates and Deadlines

Emergency Rule

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

PE Exam Deadlines

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 Links
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.

FE Exam Deadlines

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.

 

Application Deadlines and Exam Dates for the PE and SE Exams

 

Exam Year

PE Application and EIT Application Deadlines

PE and SE Exam Registration Window

PE and SE Vertical Forces Exam Dates

SE Lateral Forces Exam Dates

2021

December 4, 2020

January 27, 2021 - March 4, 2021

April 22, 2021

April 23, 2021

2021

July 9, 2021

TBD

October 22, 2021

October 23, 2021

2022

TBD

TBD

April 22, 2022

April 23, 2022

2022

TBD

TBD

October 21, 2022

October 22, 2022

2023

TBD

TBD

April 14, 2023

April 15, 2023

2023

TBD

TBD

October 27, 2023

October 28, 2023

2024

TBD

TBD

April 12, 2024

April 13, 2024

2024

TBD

TBD

October 25, 2024

October 26, 2024

2025

TBD

TBD

April 11, 2025

April 12, 2025

2025

TBD

TBD

October 24, 2025

October 25, 2025

2026

TBD

TBD

April 10, 2026

April 11, 2026

2026

TBD

TBD

October 23, 2026

October 24, 2026

For additional exam dates and deadlines refer to: https://ncees.org/exams/schedule/