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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT EXAMINATIONS
Last updated: Feb 2016


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How can I find out if I have been scheduled for an upcoming exam? Once your application has been deemed complete and reviewed by LAPELS, you will receive a letter notifying you that you have been "Approved" to take the exam. Only then, should you contact www.ncees.org, to register and pay your exam fees.
How do I know if I have an approved calculator to take the exam? Here is the information from the NCEES website concerning the calculator policy: Click here
I need special accommodations to take an exam; where can I obtain that information? Once you are approved to take the exam, you will need to apply to NCEES requesting special accommodations. You are encouraged to apply early, as these accommodations must be finalized by the time the registration period closes. Click here
What items are permitted and prohibited in exam room for the Fundamentals examination? You should contact NCEES: Click here
What items are permitted and prohibited in the exam room for the Principles and Practices examination? You should contact NCEES: Click here
What other requirements should I be aware of for the day of the exam? NCEES has very specific requirements to be admitted to the exam site. Read this information prior to your exam day: Click here
What steps must I take to get the percentage of my grade? The policy of NCEES is to inform the Board only that an applicant has passed or failed. Therefore, the Board does not have the applicant’s numerical grades.
Where are the examinations administered? The exams sites are determined by NCEES, the agency that administers the examinations. Click here
Where can I find dates of upcoming exams? For exam dates, see the Examination Schedule.
Where can I find exam specifications for the exam I need to take? NCEES administers the exams. Specifications can be found here: Click here