New York State Education Department Division of Professional Licensing for Engineering
How To Register
If you have not yet been approved by the New York State Board for Engineering to sit for the upcoming examination, please visit the link below to proceed with applying for eligibility to sit for the examination(s) with the New York State Board. If you have already been approved by the New York State Board for Engineering to test during the upcoming examination, to schedule for the examination(s) for which you have been already approved by the New York State Board, you are now required to register through the NCEES website at the link below. Instructions will be provided on the NCEES website for the registration for the April examination administration beginning in December, and for the October examination administration beginning in June.
After you register through NCEES, you will receive an email from Scantron Corporation, the testing company contracted by the NYSED to administer the examination, directing you to Scantron’s scheduling system so that you may submit the scheduling fee to Scantron. If you do not schedule with NCEES and pay all necessary fees to Scantron, you will not be scheduled to sit for the examination. There are no extensions to the NCEES published deadlines. Please remember it is your responsibility to complete this registration and payment process by the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Scantron at 800.655.4845 or 919.572.6880.
IMPORTANT: In order to be admitted into the examination, please be sure that your first and last name that your register under matches your first and last name EXACTLY as it appears on your current, government-issued photo ID with your date of birth and signature.
Scantron will make every attempt, within reason, to seat candidates at the test site selected, though the selected test site is NOT guaranteed. Candidates will only be admitted to the test site for which they have been scheduled by Scantron.
NCEES has begun transitioning some of the PE examination disciplines to computer-based format. Exams that have already transitioned to computer-based format are not offered by Scantron. For more information on the format of your specific examination discipline, you may visit the NCEES website for the conversion schedule. Any questions on this transition or exams that have already transitioned to computer-based format must be directed to NCEES.
Please note that all fees paid to Scantron in relation to this examination application are nonrefundable after the NCEES registration deadline and are always nontransferable. Refund requests must be received in writing on or before the NCEES registration deadline; email written requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $40.00 processing fee will be incurred for all examination cancellations. Requests received after the NCEES registration deadline will not be honored and failure to appear for your examination will result in the forfeiture of your scheduling fee. Candidates are responsible to verify that Scantron has received the requests by the appropriate deadline.
Site and Exam Change Requests
Site and Exam type changes must be completed by the registration deadline; there are no extensions to this deadline. Candidates are responsible for changing the Exam Site and/or Exam Type within their NCEES.org online registration account, and verifying that their account accurately reflects their intended Exam Site and Exam Type selections.
Schedule A Test
Candidates who have completed the registration and payment process, and are deemed eligible by the New York State Education Department will receive an email notification approximately two (2) weeks prior to the exam date with notification that the Exam Authorization is available for printing within their online NCEES.org account.
Find A Location
Testing Locations traditionally are:
- Albany, NY
- Buffalo, NY (October Only)
- New York, NY
- Rochester, NY (April Only)
- Syracuse, NY
Exam Day Schedule
You will receive an email notification from NCEES once your Exam Authorization is available, and that Exam Authorization will note your exact reporting time. Candidates arriving after the reporting time noted on the Exam Authorization risk not being admitted to the exam. Once the proctor begins reading the instructions, no one will be admitted to the examination. Instructions will be read PRIOR to the start time noted below. If you are not present before the door is closed at the reporting location listed on your Exam Authorization, you will NOT be admitted to the examination. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) does not permit late admissions. This policy is strictly enforced.
For exams taken during the April 2010 administration and before, candidates must submit a Request for Additional Score Report. The cost for an additional score report is $20.00 and payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. Completed forms may be returned to Scantron with payment via mail, e-mail or faxed to 919-361-2426.
For exams taken during the October 2010 administration and after, candidates may access their score reports through their NCEES account.