Exams | PE, PS Reexam Approval

October 2021 NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination Update

The NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination [PE] is scheduled for October 21-22, 2021. Examinees must first apply to the Ohio Board for approval. The deadline for submitting a PE exam application in Ohio is Friday June 25, 2021. Once approved by the Ohio Board examinees must register with NCEES by 3:00pm August 26, 2021 to reserve your seat at the exam. You can contact NCEES at ncees.org.

October 2021 Exam deadlines

June 25, 2021

Application Deadline

July 26, 2021

Re-exam application for April 2021 examinees only

August 16, 2021

Last day to submit supplemental information to the Ohio Board

August 26, 2021

3:00pm Deadline to register with NCEES for the exam

October 21, 2021

PE exams – Civil: Construction

                     Civil: Transportation

                     Civil: Water Resources and Environmental

                     SE Vertical Forces Bridges

                     SE Vertical Forces Buildings

October 22, 2021

PE Exams – Controls Systems

                     Civil: Geotechnical

                     Civil: Structural

                     SE Lateral Forces Bridges

                     SE Lateral Forces Buildings


Step by step instructions on applying for re-examination for the April 2020 PE exam

  1. Download the one-page re-examination application from the Board’s website

  1. Complete the one-page application, sign the bottom and then return the application to the Ohio Board via email at jenifer.sword@pes.ohio.gov or by mail at 77 S High St Ste 2472 Columbus, Ohio 43215. Do not mail the application fee with the application. This will be in your cart on the online portal once your application is received.
  2. Once your application is received and processed, you will receive an email from the Board confirming your application. The email will also contain instructions for paying your application fee via the online licensing portal. Your application will not be approved until your application fee is paid through the online portal.
  3. You will need to create an account on the online portal. Step by step instructions for the online portal can be found on the board’s homepage.

  1. Once you’ve registered your account, from the dashboard, go to the cart in the top right corner

  1. Follow the instructions to pay the $75.00 application fee. Once the fee is submitted, you will get an email confirmation that your payment has been received and a receipt.
  2. Once the application fee is paid, please allow 1-2 weeks for your application to be approved. You will get an emailed approval letter once your application for re-exam has been approved by the board along with instructions to register with NCEES for the actual exam. The deadline for registration with NCEES for the actual exam will be posted by the end of November 2018. No exceptions will be made by NCEES for late registration.

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.