The Specifics to Each Discipline of the New Jersey PE Exam

The New Jersey PE exam isn’t one-size-fits-all. It is offered in several different engineering disciplines to ensure the test takers have the knowledge they need to practice engineering at the highest level of skill and ethics. Most exams are in-person and offered at test locations in Newark and Trenton. Others, however, are online and can be taken at specific test sites. Find out the specific information related to your discipline below.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
This PE exam is eight hours long and consists of 80 questions. The agricultural and biological engineering exam is only offered once per year in April. Information about the 2019 exam will be available in November 2018. The exam is offered in pencil and paper format and costs $375 to register.

Architectural Engineering
The architectural engineering PE exam is offered on pencil and paper once per year in April. It is eight hours long with 80 questions and costs $375 to sit for the exam. Information about the April 2019 exam will be available this November.

Chemical
Unlike most other exams, the chemical engineering PE exam is offered online at approved Pearson VUE test centers. The exam from beginning to end takes nine hours and consists of signing a nondisclosure agreement, tutorial, 80-question exam, and a scheduled break. The exam can be scheduled at your discretion, but can only be taken a maximum of three times during a 12-month period. It costs $375 to sign up to take the exam.

Civil
You can sit for separate PE civil engineering exams in several disciplines: construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources and environmental. Like most other exams, it is eight-hours and 80 questions long. Unlike other exams, it is offered in pencil and paper format twice per year in April and October. Registration costs $375.

Control Systems
Similar to other exams, the control systems PE exam is offered on pencil and paper once per year every October. It is eight hours, 80 questions long and costs $375 to sit for the exam. Information about the next exam will be available this November.

Electrical and Computer
This exam is similar to the civil engineering PE exam in that it is offered twice per year in October and April. The exam is offered in three disciplines: computer engineering, electrical and electronics, and power. The exam is 80 questions and will take eight hours to complete. To complete the pencil and paper exam, it costs $375.

Environmental
This PE exam is unique because it is offered twice per year in October and April, but it is only offered in one discipline. The $375 exam registration is your ticket to sitting for the in-person, 80-question, eight-hour long pencil and paper exam.

Fire Protection
This is the newest PE exam offered. It is offered once per year every October and costs $375 to register. Like the other exams, it is 80 questions long and can be completed in eight hours. It is only offered in a pencil and paper format.

Industrial and Systems
The industrial and systems engineering PE exam is offered on pencil and paper once per year in April. It is eight hours long with 80 questions and costs $375 to sit for the exam. Information about the next exam will be available November 2018.

Mechanical
The mechanical PE exam is offered in HVAC and refrigeration, machine design and materials, and thermal and fluid systems. It is a pencil and paper exam offered in October and April every year. The 80-question, eight-hour long exam costs $375 for registration.

Metallurgical and Materials
The metallurgical and materials exam is eight hours long and consists of 80 questions. It is only offered once per year in October. Information about the 2019 exam will be available in November 2018. The exam is offered in pencil and paper format only, and it costs $375 to register.

Mining and Mineral Processing
Just like most other PE exams, the mining and mineral processing exam is offered on pencil and paper once per year every October. It is eight hours, 80 questions long and costs $375 to sit for the exam. Information about the next exam will be available this November.

Naval Architecture and Marine
This PE exam is offered once per year every April and costs $375 for registration. It is 80 questions long and takes eight hours to complete. The naval architecture and marine exam is only offered in a pencil and paper format.

Nuclear
Here’s another different one – the nuclear PE exam is computer-based and only offered once per year. You can reserve your seat up to a year in advanced once you’ve been approved by the board to sit. The exam takes nine and a half hours and consists of signing a nondisclosure agreement, tutorial, 85-question exam, and a break. The exam costs $375 and can’t be taken more than three times in 12 months.

Petroleum
The petroleum PE exam is eight hours long and consists of 80 questions. It is only offered once per year in October. The exam is offered in pencil and paper format only and costs $375 to register. Information about the next exam will be available November 2018.

Software
This exam will be discontinued after the April 2019 test date. However, if you register for the final exam date, it will be eight hours long and consists of 80 questions. It is offered in pencil and paper format, and it costs $375 for registration.

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