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April 2020 PE/SE Exam Schedule


   NCEES Registration opens

   December 20, 2019

  Ohio Exam Approval Application

   January 20, 2020


Deadline for re-exams. This deadline is for applicants that took the October 2019 exam and did not receive a passing score. If you did not take an exam in October 2019 you must follow the December 20, 2019 deadline.
   February 3, 2020

   Last day to submit additional documentation

  February 20, 2020

   Last day to register with NCEES (***Registration closes at 3:00pm***)

April 2020 PE examination

Registering for the April 2020 PE examination - The Board will start accepting applications for the April 2020 exams after November 1, 2019

On April 23, 2018, the Ohio Board moved to an online licensing system which will allow you to fully manage your applications and licensing through the online portal. 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.

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.