Early Taking of the PE Exam

NSPE Position Statement No. 1770
Adopted: July 20, 2013

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) recommends and advocates that the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and state PE boards provide flexibility for optional early taking of the PE exam by candidates who have met the educational requirements for licensure and passed the FE exam. NSPE advocates that the number of years of progressive engineering experience indicated in the NCEES Model Law remain unchanged, such that candidates who pass the PE exam early need to accumulate the requisite number of years of documented acceptable progressive engineering experience prior to becoming licensed.