The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) released results from the October 2015 administration of the three Electrical & Computer Engineering PE examination modules (Computer, Electrical & Electronic, and Power) to its member boards on 3 December. Following is a summary of the nationwide exam statistics:
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The Electrical & Computer Engineering PE exam is offered semi-annually, with the next administration in April 2016. If you are interested in becoming licensed, or want to determine if you need to be licensed, you should contact your state board of professional engineers.
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination is a computer-based exam that is administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. Result summaries are released on a quarterly basis. For the last two quarters of 2015, a total of 774 candidates took the Electrical & Computer FE examination module. The pass rate for candidates from EAC/ABET-accredited engineering programs taking the exam for the first time within 12 months of graduation was 75%.
Michael Behnke, P.E., is Chairman of the IEEE-USA Licensure & Registration Committee, and serves on both the NCEES Electrical & Computer PE Exam and FE Exam Committees.