Exams | First Time Professional Engineering Exam Approval

October 2020 PE/SE Exam Schedule

 June 1, 2020

 NCEES Registration Opens

 June 26, 2020

 Ohio Exam Approval Application deadline

 Ohio PE exam applicants that were approved by the Ohio Board for the April 2020 NCEES PE exams do not have to       reapply to the Ohio Board. Examinees previously approved by Ohio for the April 2020 PE exams may register directly     with NCEES to reserve a seat for the October 2020 NCEES PE exams

 August 11, 2020

 Last day to submit additional documentation

 August 20, 2020

 NCEES Registration Deadline ***closes at 3:00pm EST

 October 22, 2020

 PE examinations, SE vertical forces exam

  • Civil: Geotechnical
  • Civil: Transportation
  • Civil: Water Resources and Environmental

 October 23, 2020

 PE examinations, SE lateral forces exam

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil: Construction
  • Civil: Structural
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer: Electronics, Controls, And Communications
  • Electrical and Computer: Power
  • Metallurgical and Materials
  • Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Naval Architecture and Marine

October 2020 PE examination

Registering for the October 2020 PE examination - The Board will start accepting applications for the October 2020 exams after May 1, 2020

Your PE exam application will need to be submitted through the online portal. Directions below can help walk you through the process of creating an account through the online portal and submitting an application.

The NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination [PE] is scheduled for October 22-23, 2020. Examinees must first apply to the Ohio Board for approval. The deadline for submitting a PE exam application in Ohio is Friday June 26, 2020. Once approved by the Ohio Board examinees must register with NCEES before August 20, 2020 to reserve your seat at the exam. You can contact NCEES at ncees.org.

All Ohio PE exam applicants that were approved by the Board for the April 2020 NCEES PE exams do not have to reapply to Ohio. Examinees previously approved by Ohio for the April 2020 PE exams may register directly with NCEES to reserve a seat for the October 2020 NCEES PE exams.


Before you begin the application process, you will first need to create an account in the online system.

***Please note, if you have never applied for an exam or license through the Ohio Engineer’s and Surveyor’s Board, you will be creating an account by clicking the “I do not have a license” button in the licensing portal. If you have submitted an application or taken a previous engineering or surveying exam in Ohio, you most likely already have an account in the system so will need to click on “I have a license”

Creating an account in the eLicense Ohio licensing portal

PE exam application instructions


Once you have created an account in the eLicense Ohio licensing portal, you can apply for exam approval through the portal.


 

Degree Evaluation

Non-ABET Degree Evaluation Required

Your non-ABET degree must be evaluated before you can be approved for an Ohio examination. Go to our Degree Evaluation Policy page for information.

Calculator Policy

Click on banned calculator to go to NCEES calculator policy page From the NCEES calculator policy page: “To protect the integrity of its exams, NCEES limits the types of calculators you may bring to the exam room.” The Board’s calculator policy is the same as the NCEES calculator policy. There are no exceptions.  

Study Materials

The Board cannot suggest and does not supply study materials for NCEES exams.

The NCEES PE is open-book exams. The NCEES PS exam is closed book however a reference book will be provided at the exam site.  Information about allowed and disallowed reference materials can be found on the NCEES Exam-day policies web page. Board policy is the same as NCEES policy; there are no exceptions.

The 2-hour Ohio PS is an open-book exam. References can be found on our OHPS Surveying References page.