Your Roadmap to the Civil PE Exam and How to Prepare, Take, and Pass It…on Your First Try

Your Roadmap to Passing the Civil PE Exam...on Your First Try

You know becoming a licensed PE is a must, right?


The PE license open doors to higher-level positions, promotions, and bonuses. It’s a prerequisite for many job opportunities, both in the public and private sectors. It’s a legal requirement if you want to start your own engineering firm or work for yourself as an independent consultant — ever dreamed about that?

To top it all off, it means a whopping $44,000 boost in income compared to unlicensed civil engineers, according to the Salary Report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

For you to get your license and enjoy all these perks, you first need to take and pass the Civil PE Exam.

The Problem?

As a first-time taker, you probably know nothing about the exam, what to expect, and how to prepare for it — just like me when I took it for the first time.

How does it work? How difficult is it? How do you prepare for it? What study materials do you need? How much prep time should you have for this? How do you find time to study when you already have a lot on your plate?

Is this you? Is your next professional goal to knock out that exam and get all the benefits that come with the PE license but you don’t know what you're getting into, where to start, or even how to go about it?

As a first-time taker, you probably know nothing about the exam. How does it work? How difficult is it? How do you prepare for it? What study materials do you need? How much prep time should you have for this?


Is this you? Is your next professional goal to knock out that exam and get all the benefits that come with the PE license but you don’t know what you're getting into, where to start, or even how to go about it?

Introducing......The Civil PE Exam Starter Toolkit!


This is your gateway to getting all those questions you have as a first-time taker about the Civil PE Exam answered. And even more important, to get to know the tools, tips, and resources you actually need to prepare for this thing so you have a higher chance of passing — on your first try!

This kit breaks everything down in simple terms so you’ll come away with a foolproof plan for getting over this hump as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life. In addition, with the supplemental exam prep material you’ll be getting for FREE as part of the kit, it’s a steal!

Trust me, I’ve been in your shoes before. Actually, I’ve been there 3 times. Yes, I took the Civil PE Exam a total of 3 times. Do I regret it? No. (Ok, just a little bit 😂)

But here’s why these failures were not complete failures. The first time taught me something important about how you should approach the exam. The second time? It taught me what you actually need, both during your exam prep and on exam day, to crush this thing.

I’ve learned what it takes to pass this exam. I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve made countless mistakes you should not make if you want to get this thing done.

And I’ve learned all this the hard, time-consuming, money-draining way. It took me months of study time missing out on many life experiences and huge financial investments to learn what it actually takes to pass the Civil PE Exam.

Now, this kit is the all-in-one package with everything I learned throughout this journey. Everything that actually works in helping you pass this exam so you get it right the first time and don’t have to spend the amount of time and money I did taking it multiple times.

Here's What You Get as Part of the Kit


3 In-Depth Video Lessons

Understand What You’re Getting Into

The first lesson dives into the PE exam itself so you get familiar with it and how it works. It goes from diving into the exam specifications and highlighting what you have to focus on (and what you might not) to the average pass rates and what you need to do to overcome them.

Lay Out a Winning Study Plan

The first lesson also dives into how to build a study schedule for you to follow so you’re on track to cover and practice all the topics before test day. This is a must because it holds you accountable throughout the process and makes your studies more effective.

Know The Time-Tested PE Resources

Don’t waste time researching which resources you should use, which just makes you even more confused given the tons of information out there. The second lesson details both the free and paid highest-rated, tried-and-true PE resources you should get to kill it on exam day.

Learn to Tackle the Exam on Test Day

The third lesson covers tips and strategies on how to approach exam questions on exam day. This includes how to manage your time to solve them before the time is up, what to do if you don’t know the answer, how to make a “smart guess” if needed, and much more!

7 Practice Exams Just Like the Real Deal

2 Breadth Practice Exams

Simulate the breadth section of the PE Exam under life-like conditions with two complete mock exams with 40 breath-type questions built with the same look, feel, and difficulty of the real exam. Step-by-step solutions are included as well!

5 Depth Practice Exams

Practice your particular depth section with a mock exam with 40 depth-type questions (+ solutions!) just like the real deal. What about the other 4 depth exams? Use them to practice more problems in areas you struggle with!

3 Supplemental Study Resources

No More Doubts About What to Study and When

The Ultimate Homework Planner is an organized schedule of the topics you need to tackle (and when) so you stay on track to cover everything you need for the exam. This bad boy alone saves you hours trying to figure it out and organize it on your own — use that time to study instead!

Save Time (Not) Hunting Down Equations

The Ultimate Equation Reference Guide cuts through all the theory fluff and gives you the most commonly used equations among all the topics on the specifications. Simply use it to quickly and accurately find the equation you need and get back to solving your problems.

Practice Solving Tricky Theory Questions

The number of conceptual problems on the PE Exam is huge! The 20 Bonus Theory Questions is a compilation of the best PE exam-like theory questions so you’re ready for them when you have to be. It also comes with detailed explanations so you can see what you missed and why.

Support & Community

Connect With People in The Same Boat

You'll get access to a group with lots of other people also taking the Civil PE Exam or who have already crushed this thing. Want help with a topic you don’t understand? Got stuck with a problem? Need some resources recommendations? Need exam day tips from those who have already been there? For all these things and more, this community got you covered.

The Help You Need, When You Need It

You’ll never be just another student in a sea of others. In fact, it’s just the opposite. I’ve been in your shoes and I know that, when you need help, you need it! So we pride ourselves on the quick, one-on-one support we provide in various ways. Whether that’s through the private group, email, personal instruction…you name it. We’ll be there for you.

Ready to Tackle the Civil PE Exam?

Ready to Tackle the Civil PE Exam?


This kit arms you with everything you need to crush the Civil PE Exam once and for all. Just like thousands of other civil engineers who we've helped become licensed PEs, we can help you too!

Ready to Tackle the Civil PE Exam?


This toolkit arms you with everything you need to crush the Civil PE Exam once and for all. Just like thousands of other civil engineers who we've helped become licensed PEs, we can help you too!

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Design Engineer at GFDS Engineers

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Engineer IV at the Texas Department of Transportation

Helping Civil Engineers Become Licensed PEs for More Than a Decade!



Hi, I’m Isaac! As a civil engineer just like you, I know that in order to take our career to the next level in this industry, we need to pass the Civil PE Exam — there’s no other way around it.

I passed my PE Exam in the spring of 2012, but as you already know, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I passed it on my third try!

After being in the trenches myself and learning the ins and outs of passing this massive exam, I knew I wanted to make the process easier for others.

So, way back in 2012, I founded Civil Engineering Academy. A platform built from the ground up by civil engineers to help fellow civil engineers just like you become licensed PEs.

For more than a decade now, we’ve helped 1,500+ civil engineers work towards their PE license by passing their professional exams and advancing in their career. Now it's time to help YOU!

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Why You Should Get This Kit


Higher Chances of Passing the PE Exam

With exam prep tips and test-taking strategies from those who have been there and learned it the hard way, you’ll avoid fatal mistakes first-time takers make — and most importantly, you’ll lay out a foolproof study plan that will get you on the right path to crush this thing once and for all.

Lifetime Access to Everything

You read that right! You’ll have access to the entire Toolkit for life. What about the supplemental, downloadable resources? Don’t worry, you’ll get emails sending the newer versions your way whenever updates are made…even in retirement. What about the support community? Same thing. That’s it, pay once and you’re in for life.

15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

You have more than 2 long weeks to really scrutinize the Toolkit and only then make up your mind about it. It’s up to me to pass the test of your satisfaction. If you’re not happy with it, you simply request a refund and you’ll get it right away. No harm. No foul. No questions asked.

Ready to Learn How to Kick the PE Exam in the Butt?


The Civil PE Exam Starter Toolkit

$147


One-time payment

lifetime access to Everything

15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Here's a Recap of What You'll Be Getting:

  • A deep dive into the PE Exam
  • How to build a study schedule
  • The best free and paid PE resources
  • Test-taking tips and strategies for exam day
  • 2 breadth + 5 depth practice exams (+ solutions)
  • The Ultimate Homework Planner
  • The Ultimate Equation Reference Guide
  • 20 Bonus Theory Questions (+ Solutions)
  • Private community of PE exam-takers like you

The Civil PE Exam Starter Toolkit

$147

One-time payment

lifetime access to Everything

100% Money-Back Guarantee

Here's a Recap of What You'll Be Getting:

  • A deep dive into the PE Exam
  • How to build a study schedule
  • The best free and paid PE resources
  • Test-taking tips and strategies for exam day
  • 2 breadth + 5 depth practice exams (+ solutions)
  • The Ultimate Homework Planner
  • The Ultimate Equation Reference Guide
  • 20 Bonus Theory Questions (+ Solutions)
  • Private community of PE exam-takers like you

The Civil PE Exam Starter Toolkit

$147

One-time payment

lifetime access to Everything

100% Money-Back Guarantee

Here's a Recap of What You'll Be Getting:

  • A deep dive into the PE Exam
  • How to build a study schedule
  • The best free and paid PE resources
  • Test-taking tips and strategies for exam day
  • 2 breadth + 5 depth practice exams (+ solutions)
  • The Ultimate Homework Planner
  • The Ultimate Equation Reference Guide
  • 20 Bonus Theory Questions (+ Solutions)
  • Private community of PE exam-takers like you

Frequently Asked Questions


How does the Toolkit work?

After purchase, you get immediate access to the entire program and can start watching the videos lectures and downloading every study resource there.

How do I access the lectures and resources?

After purchase, an email from our platform will be immediately sent to you so you can set up your login details and off you go (make sure to check that Spam folder too).

How long will I have access to the Toolkit?

Forever! For only a one-time payment, you’ll have access to it for a lifetime. Updates and changes made to the downloadables will also be sent your way so you have the latest and greatest versions.

How can I get support if I need it?

You can post questions to the private community you’ll have access to after purchase, where both other students and CEA team members will actively help you. But if you need to reach us directly, you can email us at [email protected] for one-on-one, personalized, and quick customer service.

How do I request a refund?

Simply request it via email within 15 days after purchase at [email protected] and you’ll get it right away. No harm. No foul. No questions asked.

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