Engineering Update Institute

The Department of Professional Engineering




Registration for the October 24, 2014 PE Exam will close at 3:00 PM EDT on August 28, 2014 at

(Registration 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 discipline.

The PE exam lasts 8 hours and is split into a morning and an afternoon session.

Reference materials

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. 

Electrical & Computer-- Computer Engineering Examination

Electrical & Computer-- Electrical and Electronics Examination

Electrical & Computer-- Power 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 exam.
For example, exams given in 2009 referenced the 2008 National Electric Code® (NEC®).

Home-Study Video/DVD Review Course

Department of Professional Engineering

College of Consulting and Engineering

Copyright (c) 2014 by Gary and Bonnie Blank and Engineering Update Institute. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED