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The Nuclear PE
Professional Engineering Licensure for Nuclear Engineers

The Credential that Gives you the Edge

Prepare for the PE exam with the American Nuclear Society's study guide

Computer-based testing FAQ

Sample AIT questions


NOTE: As a PE working in nuclear, please take the NCEES PE Nuclear PAKS Survey 2019.

Please complete the survey by April 10, 2019.


Advantage of PE Licensure

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  • Potential for higher salary
  • Certification of high ethical standards
  • Instills confidence in those you lead
  • Greater career opportunities, including the ability to stamp and seal designs, bid for government contracts, and perform consulting services
  • Learn why some members of ANS have chosen to pursue professional licensure as an important step in their career. Check out our "What Motivated Me" page to see what motivates nuclear engineers to become licensed professional engineers.

Pathway to PE Licensure


Get the Facts

  • PE licensure is required to provide engineering services to the public, and may be required to form an engineering firm in certain states
  • The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), a national nonprofit organization, develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the US
  • Visit ncees.org for exam details, requirements, career advantages and more
  • Then let the American Nuclear Society help you on your way to obtaining your Nuclear PE

Nuclear PE Exam Fun Facts

  • First offered in fall 1973
  • Changed to 100 percent multiple-choice format in fall 1998
  • The first computer-based test was offered in fall 2018


Committee Chair: John Bennion

Staff Liaison: Rick Michal

Last modified March 28, 2019, 1:44pm CDT

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