Experience and the PE Exam

by Jay Landers, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 58-63

Document Type: Feature article


As more states allow engineering licensure candidates to take the PE exam before obtaining four years of professional experience, supporters and detractors continue to debate the merits of the approach. As for the exam itself, some within the engineering community, including ASCE, seek modifications that they say will improve its ability to gauge how well experience has prepared one for licensure.

Subject Headings: Professional development | Licensure and certification

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