Examination Dates


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Registration for the April 2021 paper-and-pencil exam administration will open at 10:00 a.m. EDT on January 27 and close at 3:00 p.m. EDT on March 4, 2021. The exam administration will take place over two days-Thursday, April 22 and Friday April 23. Exams will be administered on the day assigned as follows:

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Civil: Geotechnical
  • Civil: Transportation
  • Civil: Water Resources and Environmental
  • SE Vertical Forces Bridges
  • SE Vertical Forces Buildings

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil: Construction
  • Civil: Structural
  • Naval Architecture and Marine
  • SE Lateral Forces Bridges
  • SE Lateral Forces Buildings

Exam disciplines not included above have transitioned to computer based format. October 2021 is expected to be the last pencil and paper exam administration for all disciplines.

All sites for the April 2021 exam administration must operate in compliance with capacity and social distancing requirements. In most cases, this will reduce the number of examinees that can be accommodated at an exam site. Examinees will be allowed to complete the registration process only when a seat is available for their selected site. Capacity and social distancing requirements are subject to change at any time. Any changes that require a further reduction in capacity may result in the cancellation of your exam registration. Please be aware that every effort will be made to accommodate all registered examinees in a manner that protects the health and safety of everyone involved.

Be sure to check the NCEES website for COVID-19 related news, which may have further impacts on the April 2021 Exam administration: