Prepare for the nuclear PE exam with study aids from ANS

July 14, 2022, 9:30AMANS News

The next opportunity to earn professional engineer (P.E.) licensure in nuclear engineering is this fall. Now is the time to sign up and begin studying with the help of materials like the online module program offered by the American Nuclear Society.

According to Joshua Vajda, chair of the ANS Professional Engineering Examination Committee (PEEC), it is important for ANS as a technical society to continue to encourage professional licensure. “Emphasizing the importance of obtaining nuclear credentials is a Society initiative to maintain high ethical standards in the industry and to provide career advancement for the next generation of young practicing nuclear engineers,” Vajda said.

Register now: Registration is now open for the next nuclear engineering PE exam, which will be administered nationwide on October 18, 2022. The deadline to register varies by state, but applications are generally required by June. You can access your state requirements through links provided on the NCEES website.

Study aids: ANS volunteers have developed multiple study aids to help prepare engineers who are interested in becoming licensed in nuclear engineering. Primary among these, the Nuclear PE Exam Preparation Module Program is a comprehensive, video-based online program containing over 130 10-minute tutorials (modules) that map directly to the NCEES nuclear engineering PE exam specifications list, organized by area:

  • Specification Area 1: Radiological Analysis and Consequences
  • Specification Area 2: Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Specification Area 3: Nuclear Systems and Components
  • Specification Area 4: Reactor Physics and Criticality Safety
  • Specification Area 5: Safety Analysis.

Each specification area’s material can be purchased individually, or the entire program can be purchased at a discount—visit

Handy sites: For more information about the nuclear engineering PE exam, visit ANS’s PEEC website and NCEES’s homepage for the exam. Exam takers may also be interested in ANS's Study Guide for the Professional Engineering Examination In Nuclear Engineering, which is also available for purchase. Plus, NCEES offers a set of example problems with fully worked solutions, a sample of which can be found here.

Exam takers must brush up on a lot of diverse material, so now is the time to get started on studying. The study aids described here can help you succeed and earn valuable P.E. licensure.

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