Keegs and me on top of Cruz Loma, adjacent to the Pichincha volcano in Quito, Ecuador.
Hi, I’m Mark DeSantis and that is my boy, Keegan. I am the creator of Learn Civil Engineering. If you are new to the site and are just starting to study for the Professional Engineering Exam, this page is for you! It contains most of the information you need to quickly get up to speed and start studying smarter for the Civil PE Exam. The Civil PE Exam is not that hard to study for if you know what and how to study. I will show you how.
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About the Civil PE Exam
The Professional Engineering exam tests your ability to practice competently in a particular engineering discipline. It is considered one of the most challenging exams and people study on average 300 hours in order to prepare. It is designed for engineers who have gained at least four years post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline and have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. The PE exam is an 8 hour open-book 80 question exam. 40 questions and 4 hours are in the morning covering five disciplines in civil engineering, this is call the breath or AM portion of the exam. The disciplines are Geotechnical, Transportation, Water Resources and Environmental, Structural, and Construction Engineering. There is also 40 questions and 4 hours for the afternoon portion of the exam. This section is called the depth or PM section and will focus on one of the five disciplines listed above. You are able to chose which discipline you would like to take for the afternoon portion.
You are allowed to bring reference materials to the exam, provided they are bound and remain bound during the exam. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) are the test developers and administrators. To find out all the details about the exam visit there website at ncees.org.