Application for Admittance to the
Principles and Practice of Enginnering (PE) Examination

The following instructions will assist you in completing your application for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination. Proper attention to details will help avoid delays in processing and will expedite final review of your application. Failure to completely and properly fill out the application form will not only cause delays but may result in the inability to qualify you for the PE exam.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) with a Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in engineering (a copy of your college transcript reflecting the degree that was awarded must be provided with your application); and
  • Have taken and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination; and
  • Have a minimum of four years of progressive engineering experience subsequent to receiving a bachelor’s degree (see description on reverse for a definition of acceptable experience).

Processing of Applications

Through an Exam Administration Agreement between the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU), eligible candidates will complete and file their applications and exam-related fees with ITU. ITU will provide assistance to candidates as needed to complete the applications and prequalify applicants.

Inquiries, application materials and required fees must be forwarded to:

Elif Özkara Canfes, Associate Professor
ITU Coordinator
Faculty of Sciences and Letters,Department of Mathematics,Istanbul Technical University
34469 Maslak, Istanbul Turkey
Office No: B1-317, Email:, Telephone: 90 (212) 285-3271

Güneş Karabulut Kurt, Associate Professor
Assistant of ITU Coordinator
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,Istanbul Technical University
34469 Maslak, Istanbul Turkey
Office No: 3213 , Email:, Telephone: 90 (212) 285-3509

Those deemed to have satisfied the requirements for seating for the examination will be notified by ITU and directed to the NCEES website to register. Qualified applicants must complete the on-line registration process in order to be seated for the examination. Approximately three weeks prior to the exam administration date, applicants registered through the NCEES website will be able to log in to their account and print a copy of their admission notice to gain entrance to the exam site.


The total fee for the PE exam is US $350 and is due and payable at the time of the on-line registration. The fee covers registration for the exam, the administration of the exam, scoring of the exam, and distribution of the results and related materials..

Application Deadlines

Application materials and any additional fees payable to ITU must be submitted to ITU no later than February 15th for the spring exam administration .

Exam Results

NCEES will provide ITU with written notification of an applicant’s exam results. ITU will provide applicants with the results of their examination. This information will also be retained by NCEES and available for confirmation upon written request by the applicant, ITU, or a Member Board of NCEES. All exam results scores will be reported as pass/fail and no numerical scores will be provided.

Progressive Engineering Experience

The following describes engineering experience that is deemed to be acceptable in qualifying to take the Principles and Practice (PE) Examination as defined in the NCEES Model Rules:

  1. Experience must be progressive on engineering projects to indicate that it is of increasing quality and requiring greater responsibility.
  2. Only work of an engineering nature which follows graduation is creditable.
  3. Experience gained in the military, to be creditable, must be of a character equivalent to that which would have been gained in the civilian sector doing similar work. Normally, it would be expected that the applicant while in the military served in an engineering or engineering-related group.
  4. Experience should be gained under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer or, if not, an explanation should be made showing why the experience should be considered acceptable. Experience gained under the technical supervision of an unlicensed individual may be considered if the appropriate credentials of the unlicensed supervisor are submitted to the board.
  5. For sales experience to be creditable, it must be demonstrated that engineering principles were required and used in gaining the experience.
  6. Teaching experience, to be creditable, must be in engineering or engineering-related courses at an advanced level in a college or university offering an engineering program of 4 years.
  7. Experience gained in engineering research and design projects by members of an engineering faculty is creditable.
  8. Successful completion of graduate study leading to the master’s degree in engineering which has followed a baccalaureate degree in engineering may be used for credit for 1 years’ experience. If the Ph.D. in engineering is completed under the same conditions, 2 years’ total experience may be credited. The 2 years’ credit includes the 1 year for the master’s degree. If the Ph.D. is obtained without the master’s degree, the credit for experience may be 2 years.
  9. Experience may not be anticipated. The experience must have been gained by the time of the application.
  10. Experience in construction, to be creditable, must demonstrate the application of engineering principles.
  11. Experience should include demonstration of knowledge of engineering mathematics, physical and applied science, properties of materials, and the fundamental principles of engineering design.
  12. Experience should include demonstration of the application of engineering principles in the practical solution of engineering problems.