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Exam Deadlines and Fees

April 2017

Exam Dates

PE Exam

April 21, 2017

SE Vertical

April 21, 2017

SE Lateral

April 22, 2017


Exam application deadlines                           

Application Deadline

December 23, 2016

Application deadline for October 2016 re-examees only

January 30, 2017

Last day to submit supplemental information

February 13, 2017

NCEES Registration Deadline *Closes at 3:00pm EST

February 23, 2017


The registration with NCEES for the PE exam will open Monday December 12, 2016. You must first have Board approval for this exam cycle in order to register with NCEES.

Ohio Application Fees

PE exam approval application fee


Final registration fee



NCEES Registration Deadlines

!IMPORTANT! You must be approved by the Ohio Board for each exam cycle before you register with NCEES. Your registration fee will not be refunded if you register with NCEES but have not been approved by the Ohio Board. NCEES registration dates are listed as a courtesy only and may be subject to change. Contact NCEES Exam Administration Services for current dates.

Registration opens

December 12, 2016

Registration closes *Closes at 3:00pm EST

February 23, 2017

Go to the Fundamentals of Engineering page for FE reexam information 
Go to the Fundamentals of Surveying page for FS reexam information 

IMPORTANT! Even if you have previously been approved by the Board to take a PE exam, you must still reapply for each exam pursuant to Ohio R.C. section 4733.13(D).

Getting Registered for a PE Reexam in Ohio is a 2-Step Process

1 You must be approved by the Board each time you want to take a PE exam before you register with NCEES Exam Administration Services.

2 After approval from the Board, you will need to register with NCEES Exam Administration Services.

Download Reexam Approval Application Download Reexam Application PES 1011-RE (10/2013) 2-PAGE PDF 

You may be qualified for reexamination of an exam in Ohio only if you have been previously approved by the Board for the same examination for which you are reapplying. If you have not been approved by the Board for the exam for which you are applying, make another application choice from the Exams Menu above.

The nonrefundable application fee, using check or money order, is $75.00 for the PE. Make your fee payable in U.S. funds to Treasurer, State of Ohio. Cash, credit card or online payment is not available for Board exam application fees. Applications received with cash will be returned.

REMINDER…All PE disciplines are not available for each exam cycle. Go to our Exam Dates | PE Discipline Schedule page to see if your PE discipline is available for the current exam cycle.

After verifying your eligibility, the Board will mail you an approval letter. The letter will include instructions on how to complete your exam registration by going online to NCEES Exam Administration Services. If the Board does not approve your application, you will be mailed an explanation and offered a chance for appeal.

Application Checklist

IMPORTANT! Incomplete applications will be returned.

  • Application fee $75.00 (do not send cash)*.
  • Initial all initial boxes.
  • Completed personal information
  • Check correct reexam choice.
  • Check disciplinary boxes.
  • Sign and date completed application.


NCEES Registration Fees

NCEES registration fees are listed as a courtesy only and are subject to change. Contact NCEES Exam Administration Services for current fees.

  • $350.00 PE
  • $510.00 PE Structural Vertical Forces FRIDAY
  • $510.00 PE Structural Lateral Forces SATURDAY
  • $300.00 Religious accommodation
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.