Engineering Update Institute
The Department of Professional Engineering
PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING EXAMINATION
the October 24, 2014 PE Exam will close at 3:00 PM
EDT on August 28, 2014 at
usually closes 8 weeks before the exam)
The PE exam tests your ability to practice competently in a
particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained
at least four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering
The PE exam lasts 8 hours and is split into a morning and an
The PE exam is an open-book exam. You are allowed to bring
reference materials to the exam, provided they are bound and remain bound during
the exam. Loose paper may be bound with ring binders, brads, plastic snap
binders, spiral-bound notebooks, and screw posts—but not with staples. Sticky
notes and flags are permitted only when they remain attached to book pages.
Scoring and reporting
Exam results are typically released to the licensing boards 8–10
weeks after the exam.
Computer-- Computer Engineering Examination
Computer-- Electrical and Electronics Examination
Electrical Codes and Standards Used on P.E. Exams
Exam questions related to codes and standards will be either:
1. An interpretation of a code or standard that is presented
in the exam booklet, or
2. A code or standard that a committee of licensed engineers
feels that minimally competent engineers should know.
Code information required to solve questions will be
consistent with the last edition of the code issued before the year of the
For example, exams given in 2009 referenced the 2008 National
Electric Code® (NEC®).
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