California Professional Engineer’s Exam (PE Exam) Fees Increased to $800+ from $275. Computer Based Testing Implemented.

This news should help you find the will to thoroughly prepare for the Professional Engineer’s Exam:

Registration and test center fees for the California Professional Engineer’s Exam starting October 2012 will be in excess of 800 US Dollars for the 8-hour, Seismic Principles and Engineering Surveying exams.

This news comes just months after the Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors gaffed and printed Seismic Principles problems in the Engineering Surveying test booklets in the April 2012 exam and were forced to cancel the Engineering Surveying exams statewide.  Read the horror stories on the Engineer Boards Forum.

If a fee hike and a major test booklet gaffe aren’t enough, there’s more – the Seismic Principles and Engineering Surveying exams are now offered exclusively at Prometric Computer-Based Test Sites.  Examinees pay a fee to Prometric to take the exams anytime during a three week window.  Ok, ok, this isn’t so bad, in fact there are a good amount of pros associated with this method of testing.  First pro is that you can take the exams at the Prometric nearest you.  The second is that you can take the exams during the three-week window – you can even register for a specific date and change it with a few weeks of advance notice.

Do you think that the fee increases will encourage examinees to be more diligent in their preparation for the exams?

California PE Exam Fees - Revised October 2012

California PE Exam Fees – Revised October 2012 – taken from CA Pels

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