PE Exam Deadlines and Dates

NCEES Announces January 26, 2021 P.E. Civil Exam

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.

Emergency Rule

The TBPELS Board approved an emergency rule to extend the PE exam completion deadline due to COVID-19. Refer to:



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:

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: for additional information.

FE Exam Dates

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 Deadline
PE and SE Exam Registration Window PE and
SE Vertical Forces Exam Dates
SE Lateral 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: