AlertNCEES Statement: Due to increased concerns related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), NCEES is canceling the April 2020 paper-and-pencil exam administration. This decision is based on the recommendations of public health officials to help contain and slow the spread of the virus and to help ensure the health and safety of our examinees and employees.

  • Exams offered only once a year during the April 2020 administration will be offered during the October 2020 administration.
  • Registration dates for the October 2020 exam administration will be announced soon.
  • Additional information will be emailed directly to affected examinees.

Examinees will receive a full refund of fees paid to NCEES within the next 30 days. Refunds will be applied to the same credit card used during the registration process.

This is an unprecedented situation that will require careful coordination between NCEES and state licensing boards. If you have questions about how this will affect your application, approval, approval window, or five-year time frame for obtaining acceptable results on both components of the SE exam, please allow us the time needed to address the situation before contacting NCEES or your state board. Thank you for your patience as we work quickly to address these and other questions and communicate that information to you as soon as it is available.

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NCEES has set up a page on its website to provide the latest information regarding upcoming engineering exam administrations and the coronavirus situation.

If you are scheduled take a computer-based exam or a paper-and-pencil exam, check the COVID-19 update page for current information regarding the administrations.

For additional information on areas affected by the virus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.