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New PE Exam for Software Engineering

10/24/2012

NCEES is preparing to launch the new Principles and Practice of Engineering exam for Software Engineering.  The exam will initially be offered in April 2013.  After that, the exam will be offered yearly.

Development of the PE Software engineering exam was a cooperative effort between IEEE-USA, the IEEE Computer Society, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

IEEE conducted a survey of software engineers and found that almost 2/3 of the software engineers employed in the industry support a licensure exam for their profession.  Software engineering plays a key role in many areas of our society such as traffic control systems and the US electrical grid.

Exam specifications and more information about the PE Software engineering exam is available at www.ncees.org/exams.  IEEE is planning to publish study materials later this year.