Exam Review and Preparation

Attaining licensure is an important step in every professional engineer's career. That's why NSPE assists licensure candidates in every way possible by evaluating a wide range of exam review and preparation courses in all media and putting them at your disposal, conveniently and economically. Get started with any of the following NSPE-endorsed products.

Civil PE Exam Review
Please pass this information along to any individuals taking the PE Exam in October, 2018. If you would like to sit in on some of the sessions as a refresher for PDHs, you may register for a single session (or more).

The PE Civil Exam Review will be held at Lipscomb University Fields Engineering Center and will be available via a videoconferencing link.

Online Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 course - Online Registration Form. The cost will be $350 for members and $550 for non-members and will include a 6 month free TSPE Membership.

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The course will be taught by Professional Engineers and based on the Civil Engineering Reference Manual (Lindeburg 15th Edition). It will focus on the "breadth" (morning) portion of the exam and will include general topics covered during the morning part of the exam. Seismic and land surveying will NOT be covered, as they are not covered on the morning exam. Sessions include Water Resources, Geotechnical, Structural, Construction and Transportation.

Electrical and Mechanical Online PE Review
TSPE is partnering with the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) to offer PE exam prep courses to help you prepare for the October 2018 PE exam. Choose from Civil (construction, geotech, structural, transportation, or water resources/environmental), electrical power or mechanical (HVAC, machine design or thermal & fluids systems).

​Courses meet mid August through mid October. Attend via live webinar from your location - students can be anywehre (not just MN). Courses are relevant for students and PE exams throughout the country and use books and other course materials published by PPI, provider of the popular Lindeburg books. A free retake is GUARANTEED if you take this course but do not pass the exam. ​

Registration deadlines vary but are in early to mid August. Learn more or register online at www.mnspe.org

For additional information on professional development requirements set by the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners follow the link below: ​

TN Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners - Continuing Education Information


Brightwood Engineering Education
Brightwood Engineering Education can help you prepare for the FE, PE, or SE exam. We are committed to providing you with materials and resources that support your educational and career goals. Whether you are finishing your undergraduate degree, or you are an experienced engineer, Brightwood exam prep materials will help you pass.

Our instructors have professional engineering experience and understand how to teach the material in these difficult exams. We know you’re busy, so we are constantly striving to provide you with effective study tools that fit your lifestyle.

Brightwood offers exam prep packages for the following FE, PE, and SE exams:

  • Chemical (PE)
  • Civil (FE & PE)
  • Electrical and Computer (FE & PE)
  • Environmental (PE)
  • Industrial (FE)
  • Mechanical (FE & PE)
  • Vertical and Lateral Components (SE)

We also offer OnDemand Review Courses for select FE, PE, and SE licensing exams. NSPE members receive a 10% discount on all Brightwood Engineering courses and products. Visit the Brightwood Engineering Education website to view product offerings. To receive your 10% discount, please call 877.708.2793 and place your order using discount code: NSPE. We look forward to helping you reach your next engineering career milestone!


Cognistar Engineering Exam Prep & Education Courses
Whether you are preparing for an engineering exam, like the FE Exam or the PE Exam; developing your skill in Project Management, or sharpening your technical skills in any number of areas, Cognistar professional education has the engineering specific courses for you or your firm. Our courses are developed with the assistance of the best experts in their field, the most up to date content, and the best designed interactive course platform. Partners, such as NSPE, and other organizations, engineering firms and instructors help us provide the best content available. Most courses are approved for PDH and CEU credit for continuing education. Follow these links for further information:

To speak to our Cognistar Course Advisor call 800-476-4582. Our NSPE discount code is (NSPE).


PE and FE Readiness Courses from MGI
MGI Management Institute, a division of Cognistar, offers P. E. Readiness®, a series of text based-home study preparation programs to help engineers prepare for five licensing exams: Fundamentals of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering with one-on-one guidance from your personal instructor/partner. The courses feature review material, typical problems, detailed solutions of those problems, and mini-exams and sample AM and PM exams which students prepare and submit for grading. Student questions are answered by their graders. For additional information including a downloadable brochure, please visit: www.pereviewcourse.com

To speak to our MGI FE/PE Prep Advisor call 800-476-4582.  Our NSPE discount code is (NSPE).


Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers
MnSPE can help you pass the PE exam! Our PE exam prep courses for civil, electrical power and mechanical PE exams are offered prior to the April and October PE exams each year. Courses are held via live, instructor-led webinar and are open to students anywhere in the world. Webinars are recorded for repeat review and access by students. We use books and materials published by Professional Publications, Inc., providers of the popular Lindeburg books – order books through MnSPE at a 15% discount. Courses are guaranteed – students that meet attendance and homework requirements yet fail their exam can retake the course at no cost. Pay the member rate if you are an NSPE member. Visit the MnSPE website to learn more.

MnSPE can help you pass the new computer-based FE exam! Our new FE exam prep courses for civil, mechanical and the other disciplines FE exams are offered four times each year and are open to students anywhere in the world. Courses give students access to 12 weeks of self-guided, unlimited online materials, including around 25 hours of recorded webinars covering all NCEES FE exam knowledge areas. Live, online office hours with instructors give students the opportunity to ask questions and work practice problems. We use books and materials published by Professional Publications, Inc., providers of the popular Lindeburg books. Courses are guaranteed – students that meet attendance and homework requirements yet fail their exam can retake the course at no cost. Pay the member rate if you are an NSPE member. Visit the MnSPE website to learn more.