PE Civil Exam Since the CBT Transition

Beginning April 1, 2022, the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Civil exam will involve computer-based testing (CBT), with appointments accessible year-round at Pearson VUE test centers. In October 2021, candidates appeared for the test in pencil-and-paper format for the final time.

Since November 1, 2021, registration for the April 2022 CBT test has been open.

NCEES intended to finish the transfer of the PE Civil test to CBT format in 2023, but as part of its reaction to COVID-19, it accelerated the process. Following the cancellation of the April 2020 pencil-and-paper exam administration due to the coronavirus epidemic, NCEES added an extra day to the October 2020 administration and began investigating the prospect of switching the PE Civil exam to CBT sooner than scheduled.

There are several reasons for switching to CBT, all of which should considerably improve the experience of taking these tests.  A couple of major changes are:

With nature and life taking control of decision-making throughout the epidemic, technology has been critical for a long-term structural change that has come much faster, but better for all candidates. Therefore, the transition of the PE Civil Exam to CBT is a welcome change for you!