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PE Civil: Construction

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Since 2004, School of PE has been helping engineers prepare for and pass their engineering exams. Our PE Civil: Construction exam review course thoroughly covers each topic based on NCEES’ exam specs and has been designed to ensure you have what you need to pass your PE Civil: Construction exam. This course is offered in three delivery methods, Live Online, Ondemand, and Onsite to best fit our students’ preferred learning styles

PE Civil Construction Delivery Methods

  • Ondemand - This is the perfect option for especially busy schedules. Study at your own pace and gain access to course materials immediately upon registration. You will even have a Personalized Study Plan to help keep you on track.
  • Live Online - This is the best option for individuals who prefer more traditional teaching. Receive the experience of studying in a live classroom with live instructor interaction anywhere, on any device with internet access.
  • Onsite - If you prefer the same learning experience you had in high school and college, Onsite classes will be the best option. Receive a traditional classroom experience with live interaction with your instructor and classmates. Raise your hand to answer questions, engage in dialogue, and flag your instructor down when you need help.

Everything You Should Know About the PE Civil Construction Exam

Here are a few things you might want to know if you are interested in becoming a professional civil engineer. In order to obtain your PE license, you will need to earn a four-year engineering degree, pass the FE Civil exam, obtain four years of engineering experience, and then take and pass the PE Civil Construction exam. Our Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Civil Construction exam review course will help build your confidence for exam day. This exam is the last step in your goal to earning your professional engineering license.

Before Taking the Exam

Before you can take the PE Civil Construction exam, you will need to meet several requirements specified by NCEES. To sit for the exam, you will need:

  • A four-year degree from an accredited university or program
  • A passing result on the FE Civil exam
  • 4 years of engineering experience
  • A background check
  • A detailed work experience report

Because states’ requirements all vary, we suggest checking with your state board to make sure you are following the right guidelines.

PE Civil Construction Exam Fees

A fee of $375 will be due to NCEES before you can sit for the PE Civil Construction exam. Because every state may have different registration procedures, we suggest you check with your state licensing board in case there are separate applications or fees required to register.

Exam Specifications

The PE Civil Construction exam was created to help gauge an individual’s competence within civil engineering. This exam is 9 hours long, consists of 80 questions, is computer-based, and administered by NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers year-round. Using the International System of units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS), this exam is made up of both multiple-choice questions and alternative item types (AITs). The exam day schedule is as follows:

  • Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes)
  • Tutorial (8 minutes)
  • Exam (8 hours)
  • Scheduled break (50 minutes)

Materials and Resources

On the day of the exam, students will be given a virtual version of the NCEES PE Civil Reference Handbook. A free copy of this handbook is available for download through the student’s MyNCEES account. They can also download the free NCEES Examinee Guide to learn more about what to expect on the day of the PE Civil Construction exam.

After the Exam

After taking a computer-based exam, results will typically be available 7-10 days later. NCEES will send an email to each candidate with instructions on how to see results through their MyNCEES account. More information about how NCEES scores exams can be found here. Please see NCEES’ website for further details about engineering exams.

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