Your Day-of PE Exam Checklist

As the fall 2018 PE exam date crawls near, you may be doing some last minute cramming and starting to think about what you should have with you on exam day. We’ve mentioned this before – the PE exam rules for what you can and cannot have are very strict, so it’s important to spend some time familiarizing yourself with them before exam day. To make things a little easier, here is a checklist you can print out the night before exam day so you have everything you need:

  • Government-issued ID, valid passport, or military ID
  • Printed copy of your exam authorization
  • One calculator
    • Casio fx-115 and fx-991
    • HP 33s and HP 35s
    • TI-30X and TI-36X
  • Non-smart wristwatch
  • Glasses (but leave the case at home)
  • Two straightedges
    • Ruler
    • Protractor
    • Triangle
    • Scale
  • Bound reference materials with no loose papers
  • Earplugs
  • Non-electronic handheld magnifying glass
  • Protein bars, pretzels, candy, or other small snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, such as water, soda, or Gatorade
  • Leave cell phone, tablets, and smartwatches at home or in the car
  • Don’t wear hats or hoods unless it’s for a religious reason
  • Don’t worry about pens, pencils, or erasers

Remember, rules for the PE exam are very strict and are taken very seriously. Preparing what you can and cannot bring the night before will ensure you are in compliance with regulations, making check-in and the exam itself easier. Looking for some more information related to the PE exam? You can check out all our most recent PE exam resources and blogs here.


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