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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE), including the Structural (SE) Exam

Applicants who choose to have their results reported to Nebraska must receive approval from the Nebraska Board to sit for any PE or SE exam prior to registering with NCEES. Failure to do so may result in the loss of registration feed paid to NCEES and/or the eligibility to sit for the exam.

In most cases, the application may be administratively approved by Board staff, with formal approval occurring at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. See the Application Process below for when administrative approval cannot be given. You may register and schedule your exam once your application has been administratively approved.

PE Computer-Based Test (CBT) Exams

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NCEES Registration for all exams is open year-round.

Dates are subject to change without notice.


Exam Given

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Civil (All)


Control Systems


Electrical and Computer: Power


Electrical and Computer: Computer


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Fire Protection


Industrial and Systems


Mechanical (All)


Metallurgical and Material


Mining and Mineral Processing


Naval Architectural and Marine







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Qualifications to be eligible to sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE), including the Structural (SE) exam in Nebraska, you must have:

  • Graduated from an engineering program accredited by EAC/ABET or the Canadian Accredited Board (CEAB) OR met the NCEES Engineering Education Standard;

    • To determine if your program is EAC/ABET or CEAB-accredited, search ABET's or CEAB's database of accredited programs.

    • If your program is not accredited, you must have your education evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluations to determine if it meets the NCEES Engineering Education Standard. The evaluation must be submitted directly to the Board by NCEES. Any deficiencies identified must be corrected or removed by the Board prior to receiving approval to sit for an exam. Refer to Rule 2.2.4 of The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act (Title 110, NAC).

    • Note: If your degree is in engineering technology only, it has been the Board's experience that these degrees typically do not meet the NCEES Engineering Education Standard due to a deficiency in engineering sciences and design. In addition, NCEES will only conduct evaluations where the applicant has graduated from:

      • ​Bachelor's program in engineering from a non-US based program;

      • Non-EAC/ABET-accredited degree programs in engineering, engineering technology, related science, or mathematics only when coupled with a master's degree or doctorate in engineering; or

      • At the request of an NCEES member board. Such requests must come directly from the member board to the NCEES Manager of Credentials Evaluations.​​

  • Passed the FE Exam.

  • Three references from individuals unrelated to you who can attest to your good reputation and good ethical character.

Application Process

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required applications, documents, and fees to the Board.

  1. Request a copy of your official transcripts be sent directly to the Nebraska board from the institution, or its authorized agent, from which you earned your EAC/ABET or CEAB-accredited degree or NCEES. If you have had your transcripts verified through NCEES Credentials Evaluations, have the report sent directly to the Nebraska Board by NCEES.
  2. If you passed the FE exam in another state, request verification of passage to be sent directly to the Nebraska Board from the licensing board in the jurisdiction where you took and passed the exam. Many jurisdictions auto-verify exam results to MyNCEES accounts. You may also be able to request an electronic verification to be sent to Nebraska through your MyNCEES account. If your state is not listed, you will need to have a Verification of Licensure or Examination of a Professional Engineer completed and submitted directly to the Nebraska board.

If an applicant meets all the above and has no education deficiencies that must be reviewed and removed by the Board, the application may be administratively approved by staff with formal approval occurring at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. All other applications must go to the Board for approval. Approved applicants must then register with and submit any exam registration fees directly to NCEES by the deadline posted on NCEES' website. Applicants must receive approval from the Nebraska Board to sit for the PE exam or SE component prior to registering with NCEES. Failure to do so may result in the loss of registration feed paid to NCEES and/or the eligibility to sit for the exam.

A separate application is required for each discipline a candidate wishes to take. This includes candidates already licensed in Nebraska wishing to sit for the exam in a different discipline.

Study Materials

Study materials for the exam are available from NCEES. Links to other study-related offerings may be obtained from the organizations listed on our Links of Interest page.

Becoming Licensed as a Professional Engineer

Once the candidate has successfully passed the PE exam, further instructions for completing the licensure process will be sent, including the passage of a short exam on the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations.

 Application for Examination: Principles & Practices of Engineering Exam

 Verification of Licensure or Examination of a Professional Engineer

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

If you have any questions about the requirements for qualifying to sit for the PE or SE exams, please contact us.