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Examination Information and Applications
Take At Home Examination
All individuals applying for registration as a professional engineer, professional land surveyor, or professional photogrammetrist by examination, comity, or 1st registration are required to successfully complete the Take At Home Examination​.  This examination tests the individual’s familiarity with and comprehension of applicable Oregon Revised Statutes (ORSs) and the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs).
 
Note: Successful completion of the Take At Home Examination is required each time an application by examination, comity or 1st registration is made. 
 
See the following OARs for detailed information: OAR 820-010-0200(5), OAR 820-010-0204(3), OAR 820-010-0205(6), OAR 820-010-0206(4), OAR 820-010-0207(5), OAR 820-010-0208(3), OAR 820-010-0212(2), OAR 820-010-0213(2), and OAR 820-010-0214(2). 
 

 
Examinations Offered

Due to the transition to computer-based testing (CBT), there are now four windows per year when candidates can sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS).  Please remember, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) only allows candidates to take the FE or FLS three times in a 12-month time period. 

  
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) PE and PLS Examinations:

Spring Examinations
Fall Examinations
PE - Chemical
PE - Agricultural
PE - Civil
PE - Chemical
PE - Electrical & Computer
PE - Civil
PE - Environmental
PE - Control Systems
PE - Industrial PE - Electrical & Computer
PE - Mechanical PE - Environmental
PE - Naval Architecture/Marine PE - Fire Protection
PE - Structural (16-hour)

PE - Mechanical

Land Surveying (6-hour)

PE - Metallurgical & Materials
 
PE - Nuclear
PE - Structural (16-hour)

Land Surveying (6-hour)

 
Oregon Specific Examinations:

Spring Examinations
Fall Examinations
PE - Forest
PE - Acoustical
Oregon Specific Land Surveying (4-hour)
PE - California (CA) Geotechnical
Photogrammetry
Oregon Specific Land Surveying (4-hour)
Certified Water Right Examiner
 

 
Examination Schedule
Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 5 p.m. on the 1st day of December for the Spring examination administration or by 5:00 p.m. on the 1st day of June for the Fall examination administration. If the postmark deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, applications are accepted until 5 p.m. on the preceding business day. 
 
Reapplications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 5 p.m. on the 1st day of January for the Spring examination administration or by 5:00 p.m. on the 1st day of July for the Fall examination administration.  If the postmark deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, applications are accepted until 5 p.m. on the preceding business day.
 
See the following OAR for detailed information: OAR 820-010-0442.
 
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Examinations:
 
Spring Examinations
Application Deadline ~ December 1st
Examination Date 2013
 
Examination Date 2014
Examination Date 2015
 
PE - Chemical
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
PE - Civil
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
PE - Electrical & Computer
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
PE - Environmental
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
PE - Naval Architecture and Marine
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
PE - Mechanical
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
PE - Structural (16-hour)
April 12-13, 2013
April 11-12, 2014
April 17-18, 2015
Land Surveying (6-hour)
April 12, 2013
April 11, 2014
April 17, 2015
   
 
Fall Examinations
Application Deadline ~ June 1st
Examination Date 2013
 
Examination Date 2014
Examination Date 2015
 
PE - Agricultural
October 25, 2013
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Chemical
October 25, 2013 
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Civil
October 25, 2013 
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Control Systems
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Electrical & Computer
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014
October 30, 2015 
PE - Environmental
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015
PE - Fire Protection
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Industrial
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Mechanical
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014
October 30, 2015 
PE - Metallurgical & Materials
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Nuclear
October 25, 2013  
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
PE - Structural (16-hour)
October 25-26, 2013 
October 24-25, 2014 
October 30-31, 2015 
Land Surveying (6-hour)
October 25, 2013
October 24, 2014 
October 30, 2015 
 
Oregon Specific Examinations:
 
 
Spring Examinations
Application Deadline ~ December 1st*
Examination Date 2013
Examination Date 2014
Examination Date 2015
 
PE - Forest
April 12, 2013 
April 12, 2014 
April 17, 2015
Oregon Specific Land Surveying (4-hour)
April 13, 2013 
April 12, 2014 
April 17, 2015
Photogrammetry
 
 
 
Certified Water Right Examiner
April 12, 2013
April 12, 2014
April 17, 2015 
 
 
Fall Examinations
Application Deadline ~ June 1st*
Examination Date 2013
 
Examination Date 2014
Examination Date 2015
 
PE - Acoustical
October 25, 2013
October 24, 2014
October 30, 2015 
PE - California (CA) Geotechnical
October 25, 2013 
Oregon Specific Land Surveying (4-hour)
October 26, 2013 
October 25, 2014 
October 31, 2015 
 
*For individuals applying for registration as a PLS by comity or 1st registration, the application deadlines for the Oregon Specific Land Surveying (4-hour) are February 1st for Spring examinations and August 1st for Fall examinations.
 
Examination Applications
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Comity and 1st Registration

 
Application Fees
 
Applications by Examination
Fee
Fundamentals of Engineering Examination 
$0.00
Reapplication for Fundamentals of Engineering 
$0.00
Fundamentals of Land Surveying Examination 
$0.00
Reapplication for Fundamentals of Land Surveying 
$0.00
Professional Engineering Examination
$210.00
Reapplication for Professional Engineering
$90.00
Professional Geotechnical Engineering Examination $410.00
Reapplication for Geotechnical Engineering Examination $365.00
Professional Structural Engineering (16-hour) Examination $135.00
Reapplication for Structural Engineering (16-hour)
$90.00
  •   Friday; Vertical Forces (8-hour)
$90.00
  •   Saturday; Lateral Forces (8-hour)
$90.00
Professional Land Surveying Examination
$250.00
Reapplication for Professional Land Surveying (6-hour and 4-hour)
$130.00
  •   NCEES Land Surveying (6-hour)
$75.00
  •   Oregon Specific Land Surveying (4-hour) 
$55.00
Professional Photogrammetry Examination
$230.00
Reapplication for Professional Photogrammetry 
$110.00
Certified Water Right Examiner Examination
$105.00
Reapplication for Certified Water Right Examiner 
$40.00
 
Applications by Comity and 1st Registration
Fee
Professional Engineering by Comity
$360.00
Temporary Permit for Professional Engineering by Comity (Additional Fee)
$100.00
Professional Land Surveying by Comity
$360.00
  •  Oregon Specific 4-hour Law Examination (Additional Fee)
$55.00
Professional Photogrammetry by Comity
$360.00
Temporary Permit for Professional Photogrammetry by Comity (Additional Fee)
$100.00
Professional Engineering by 1st Registration
$360.00
Professional Land Surveying by 1st Registration
$360.00
​Professional Photogrammetrist by 1st Registration ​$360.00
 
 
Oregon Specific Examinations
 
 
Permitted Materials Oregon Specific Land Surveying Syllabus 
PE - Acoustical Syllabus 
Photogrammetry Syllabus
PE - California (CA) Geotechnical Syllabus​​​ Certified Water Right Examiner Syllabus 
PE - Forest Syllabus​  American Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation Request​ 
Religious Accommodation Request  
 
 
Message to Veterans
 
If you are a veteran and have taken or are preparing to take any examination offered by OSBEELS, you may qualify to have your examination(s) reimbursed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. For information on eligibility and reimbursement, please consult the fact sheet from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
If you are ready to apply for reimbursement, you will need the VA Form 22-0803​ and a copy of your Examiner's Certificate from OSBEELS.
 
You can also contact the Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance in applying for these benefits.
 
 
 
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