Professional Engineer Early Exam Applicant

PE Early Exam Application

PE EARLY EXAM OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HAVE EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY FOR LICENSING

(PE Exam Only application fee is $100.  After passing the exam, $100 balance is due for the PE Exam/License application.)

The early exam option does not apply to the Structural examinations, or to any applicant who has the required education and experience to qualify for a Nevada PE license.  Your early exam application will be denied if we determine you meet the requirements to apply for a PE license.  (NRS 625.183.4)

This application is offered only for qualified applicants who want to complete the exam prior to obtaining the required engineering experience for Nevada’s Professional Engineer license.  If you complete the PE exam before you have the required experience, you will be required to submit updates to your PE Exam/License application which is then presented to the Board for review and approval.

Be aware if you complete the exam early you will qualify for licensing in Nevada, but some states may require more time between the exams and may not accept your exam for licensing in their state.  If you are planning for professional licensing in other states, you should check their requirements before taking the exam early so you won’t be required to retake the exam.

Link to other Boards:  www.ncees.org/Licensing_boards.php

Application Instructions:

You must be approved by the Nevada Board to sit for the exam before you register with NCEES.  If you register with NCEES before being approved by Nevada, you may lose your fees paid to NCEES and your exam may be cancelled.

Nevada application fee is $100.  If you are applying for the Geological Engineering PE exam, the application fee due is $350.

To qualify for the PE Early Exam, you must have passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam, have an ABET accredited BS engineering degree (or equivalent), and do not have the required engineering experience to get license.  If you have the qualifying years of experience to get license, you must complete the PE Exam/License application.

Please click on the following items for forms and instructions. 

  1. Documented Proof of Right to Work is the USA
  2. Application
  3. Child Support Declaration Form
  4. Verification of License/Exam Form
  5. Transcript Order Form

Click here for a printable checklist

All items listed in the checklist must be received by the posted deadline in order for your application to be considered for the next exam.  Incomplete applications will be delayed and not submitted for Board approval.

Deadlines:

January 2, 2015 for April 2015 examination

July 2, 2015 for October 2015 examination

See Exam Schedule

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO CONTACT THE BOARD REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION.  You may call our office at 775-688-1231 or email us at board@boe.state.nv.us

You will receive EMAIL notification within two weeks after your application is deemed complete.  If you are approved by the Board, you will be notified with instructions to register with NCEES.  Please be aware that NCEES charges an additional fee.  When registering with NCEES, please be sure to read their instructions carefully so your exam registration and exam day goes as smoothly as possible.

Results of the exam are usually released by NCEES 8 – 10 weeks after the exam.  You will receive a follow up email from Nevada a few days after NCEES releases the results to you.  The email from Nevada will include further instructions if you pass or fail the exam.

Read the following Nevada Laws:  NRS 625 & NAC 625

It is very important to read and understand Nevada’s statutes and regulations. Chapter 625 contains necessary requirements to being approved and licensed by the Board.

NCEES Exam and Registration Information:

Please read the NCEES Exam Registration.  The NCEES exams are only offered in April and October of each year.  Some PE exams are only given once a year.  Please visit NCEES website at www.ncees.org for more exam information, exam schedules and policies.

Geological Engineering exam

The Geological PE Exam is a Nevada State exam and is not accepted by all State Boards.   This exam is only offered during the fall.  It is usually held the Friday after the NCEES PE exams are given.  The exam is 8 hours in length.  If you would like further information regarding the Geological Engineering exam, please contact our board office at 775-688-1231 or email us board@boe.state.nv.us.

Mail application and forms to:

Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
1755 East Plumb Lane, Suite 135
Reno, NV  89502