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Personalized Support

We pride ourselves on the support that we can offer you. You will no longer be just one student in a sea of others. I know how hard it is to take this as a repeat taker and that when you need help you need it! Well, worry no longer – We will be there quickly if you need assistance. Whether through email, personal instruction, or our private Facebook group, we are here to help whenever you need it.

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Constantly Growing Resource Library

Not only do you gain access to our exams, lecture modules, and video practice problems, but the library of problems continues to grow as we make them. We even take suggestions if you need a specific topic covered.

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Best Chances to Pass

Because you’re learning from someone who has been in the trenches, I can personally guide you through this challenging exam. I’ve taken my model from Einstein, who said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.” I’ve developed this review to give you precisely what you need to pass.

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We know how busy you are. I am too! I’ve developed this to be available whenever you are ready to jump on and study. The flexibility of the course allows you to study on the train, in the office, or at home. Anywhere you have the internet, you have this course ready to help. You can also review it at your own pace and schedule!

Tons of Video Practice Problems

This course will take you by the hand to help navigate you through a ton of video practice problems for every topic.  There are currently over 200+ video example problems found within the lectures and as stand-alone problems with more continually added.  They are built with the same look, feel, and difficulty of the actual exam so that we can ensure you crush the test in proper fashion.  It’s basically a library of problems that keeps on growing.  Sweet!

Video Practice Problems Samples

Easy to Follow References

We know the exam has gone all computer-based (CBT) which means it’s not an open-book exam anymore – except for your provided reference handbook and your standards.  Making sure you understand the new handbook is critical to your success so we make sure to reference this in all our lectures.  All our video practice problems come with downloadable problems and solutions and we make sure to give references out of the handbook there as well.  The handbook is your new bible, so let’s use it every time we study!

Accessible Anywhere

You’re a busy person – I get it and I’ve been there.  Now you can study at your own pace whenever you want—no more being tied to a classroom to take a course.  Everything is comprised of video-based lectures and video-solved problems.  Take it with you anywhere your device is.  Study on the bus, the train, at work, at your house, or anywhere you have access to the internet.  Studying problems and watching lecture videos has never been so easy.

Power of Community

Have a question that needs to be answered?  No problem.  Want to celebrate the good news of passing?  Excellent!!  As part of this fantastic course, you will gain access to a private Facebook group that will be there to help you, support you, and commiserate with you with anything you need.  Your instructor will be there too, so you never feel left behind.  We are here to support each other to pass this test.  Check out some great examples below!



Certification of Completion

Need a certificate of completion for tuition reimbursement or just for personal achievement and satisfaction?  We have you covered.  After successfully completing the course, you’ll automatically be awarded your certificate.  We track it all, so there’s nothing else you need to worry about.  You can also email us, and we can tailor one as you need.


These bonus exams, guides, and references are digital downloads that you get instantly upon registering for the course.

The Ultimate Homework Planner

included: $29.95
Sets you on a path to success. No need to worry about what to study and when. We do it all for you. This is built around the CERM and the associated Civil Engineering Practice...

The Ultimate Equation Reference Guide

included: $29.95
Like the notes you took in college and got right to the point to circle the equation you need. We give you the equations you need right out of the CERM with references to each...

The Ultimate Civil PE Breadth Exam Vol. 1

included: $29.95
A complete 40 question and solution practice exam built just like the real exam.

The Ultimate Civil PE Breadth Exam Vol. 2

included: $29.95
A second complete 40 question and solution practice exam. You need practice and you now get both breadth practice exams!

The Ultimate Construction Depth Exam

included: $29.95
This test includes 40 questions and solutions for the construction depth exam. It is an instant download so you can get going on it right a way.

The Ultimate Geotechnical Depth Exam

included: $29.95
This exam has 40 depth-type questions and solutions covering the geotechnical area. Each problem is labeled so you know what areas you might need to hit hard if you are struggling.

The Ultimate Transportation Depth Exam

included: $29.95
This test includes 40 questions and solutions for the transportation depth exam. It is an instant download so you can get going on it right a way.

The Ultimate Structural Depth Exam

included: $29.95
This is The Ultimate Structural Depth Exam! You’ll find 40 questions and detailed solutions in this exam.

The Ultimate Water Resources Depth Exam

included: $29.95
This exam has 40 depth-type questions and solutions covering the water resources and environmental area.

20 Bonus Theory Questions

included: $29.95
Theory is a HUGE part of the exam. We decided to give you more to give you practice, which is the key to passing.

10 Complete Modules

Yes, you’ll get ten complete modules that cover all eight topics found on the civil PE breadth exam administered by the NCEES organization, a great introduction to get you going, and a final conclusion – all updated to meet the new specifications. We dive into each subcategory, too, so you get complete coverage from start to finish. Now, that’s a lot of info, but it’s precisely what you need to pass! No extra fluff. Here’s what you get:

Module 1:


  1. Start Here
  2. Specification Review
  3. Outline and Objectives
  4. Breadth and Depth Resources
  5. Effective Test Taking Tips and Strategies
Module 2:

Project Planning

  1. Quantity Takeoff Methods
  2. Cost Estimating
  3. Project Schedules
  4. Activity Identification and Sequencing
Module 3:

Means and Methods

  1. Construction Loads
  2. Construction Methods
  3. Temporary Structures
Module 4:

Soil Mechanics

  1. Lateral Earth Pressure
  2. Soil Consolidation
  3. Effective and Total Stress
  4. Bearing Capacity
  5. Foundation Settlement
  6. Slope Stability
Module 5:

Structural Mechanics

  1. Dead and Live Loads
  2. Trusses
  3. Bending
  4. Shear
  5. Axial
  6. Combined Stresses
  7. Deflection
  8. Beams
  9. Columns
  10. Slabs
  11. Footings
  12. Retaining Walls
Module 6:

Hydraulics and Hydrology

  1. Open Channel
  2. Storm Water Control and Drainage
  3. Storm Characteristics
  4. Runoff Analysis
  5. Detention and Retention Ponds
  6. Pressure Conduit
  7. Energy Equation
Module 7:


  1. Horizontal Curves
  2. Vertical Curves
  3. Traffic Volumes
Module 8:


  1. Soil Classification
  2. Soil Properties
  3. Concrete
  4. Structural Steel
  5. Material Test Methods
  6. Compaction
Module 9:

Site Development

  1. Embankment
  2. Construction Site Layout and Control
  3. Soil Erosion and Control
  4. Impact of Construction on Adjacent Facilities
  5. Safety
Module 10:


  1. Concluding Thoughts
  2. Get Your Certificate!
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Hi! I’m Isaac Oakeson, the owner of The Ultimate Civil PE Review Course. Like you, I know how challenging and rewarding it is to be a Civil Engineer. I also know that to advance in this industry, you need to study, take, and PASS the civil engineering PE exam, but with life’s busy schedule and time seemingly disappearing daily, this is no small feat!

When I took and passed the civil engineering PE exam in 2012, I knew I wanted to make the process easier for others. I know how hard it is to return to studying after being away from college for 3 or 4 years. Sometimes, you need a good refresher, but most of the time, you need someone to get you going and to hold you accountable. ​

My goal is to help you on your journey to becoming a PE. I set out to provide a course you could access anywhere at any time with tons of practice problems, which is the KEY to passing.

I am a practicing engineer working in the utility world. As a graduate of civil engineering from the University of Utah and a reasonably recent test taker, I know the ins and outs of the exam, and I want to help you ace this test. I also recently received my MSE from the University of Arkansas. Part of life’s joy is the ability to help others achieve their goals. Let me and my team help you ace this! Learn from my successes and failures (repeat taker here!). Let’s get going!

Is This Course For You?


You need a course that will cut through the clutter and give you exactly what’s found on the NCEES specification with accompanying video practice problems. Straight to the point – all while holding your hand through problem solving.


You need a place that will give you the best tips to succeed on the exam, starting with what resources you need. These things will save you time and money right from the get go.


You are looking for a course that offers great content at a much lower price than other major PE exam studying courses out there!


You want practice exams included as part of your breadth and depth preparation.


You’re either a first time taker or a repeat taker and need the structure and support necessary to get yourself in gear.


You are ready to up your game in your career and you know that by getting the PE you can get there. Moving on up!


You need a comprehensive lecture series from college. We give you what you need to pass the PE!


You think you can rush through this quickly and still get good results. You must put in the work and practice!


You are looking for a complete depth exam review covering your individual test. This is all built off the breadth specifications. Will it help with your depth exam? Of course! But we want to be upfront about the material.


This course was exactly what I need to prepare and pass the PE exam. It goes over everything step by step to help anyone pass. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

The Ultimate Civil PE Review Course gives you exactly what you need to stay on track while studying, and will give you the skill and confidence to pass the PE Exam.

Your practice breadth and depth exams provide different questions that are completely explained, easy to follow and very much like the actual exam.  I would recommend the course and exams to anyone!

The practice problems in the course were great.  I was able to read them clearly and they really helped on the exam.  I fell very confident about the exam and I would recommend these practice problems to anyone studying the exam!

This exam and course helped me identify my weakest areas and determine where I need to spend more time.  The water resources and geotech questions were particularly helpful.  This course is a great tool for studying and for the price it is a steal.

Your course was definitely a huge help.  I learn and retain better from videos than I do from reading so this course was right up my alley!

Passed Transportation in NH, thanks all for the help, especially Isaac.

I passed Water Resources in CA! I struggled in the afternoon session but killed the morning portion. Thanks for all your help Isaac!

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If you aren’t happy with the course, its content, or its ability to help you take and pass the civil engineering PE exam we will refund you 100% of the money you paid (must request within 15-days). It’s up to us to pass the test of your satisfaction.



Absolutely.  While the focus IS on the breadth section of the exam, the portions we do cover for your depth section will help.   Our support will also help with any depth questions.  We do have a separate depth course but many have passed using this course alone.

We would recommend starting with civilengineeringacademy.com for more practice exams to help you.  You will find references to other great exams there too.

If you cancel within your first 15 days of service, you can receive 100% of your money back. No questions asked.  It’s on us to over-deliver and pass the test of your satisfaction!

You need to get the NCEES PE Civil Handbook (free from your NCEES account), and we recommend homework to do from the PPI book Civil Engineering Practice Problems.  If you’re asking yourself if the Civil Engineering Reference Manual is still needed, then the short answer is no, but we do think it still helps learn engineering topics as you need it, and it does pair nicely with the practice problems book.  You may consider getting it, borrowing it, or downloading it.  Use our link civilengineeringacademy.com/ppi to receive 15% off any book you grab there if needed.

All videos will have downloadable slides associated with the lectures.  You can also download the practice exams and any related material in the downloads section of the course.  Videos cannot be downloaded as they are proprietary to the site.   PDFs of all the video practice problems are also provided so you can work on them before seeing how we work on them.  There are plenty of cheat sheets and other downloadable items too!

While we wish we could guarantee that – passing is really left up to the individual student and is a function of how much work you put into studying and practicing.  We do not make a guarantee that you’ll pass, but we know for darn sure that this course will set you up on a framework for success!  Most courses say that they guarantee to pass, which simply means you get to retake the course at no charge (typically only once).  We offer one year of access that covers a full year of exam cycles right off the bat.  If you’re considering studying for a while or possibly repeating the exam then consider the one-year option, and you’ll be covered.

Why, yes, there is.  Finish going through the course modules, and you’ll magically receive one stamped with your name on it (it’s magical).  Sometimes these are required for company reimbursement (if your company is cool like that).

The course has ten lecture modules (with sub-modules) following the NCEES specifications. The videos for each lecture run from 10-40 minutes. So, there’s a lot of content.  This doesn’t include the 400+ video practice problems ranging from 2 to 6 minutes.  You’ll need time to digest this, and that’s the point. You should be giving yourself an absolute minimum of months to study hard for the PE exam, and we will be here to help every step of the way.

The course is comprised of recorded lectures and video practice problems that you can view at your own pace.  We also do LIVE problem-solving sessions (typically monthly).  Live problem-solving sessions are recorded and archived for your consumption whenever you’d like them.  If you’d like a concept or problem covered then simply post it in our private group or email it to us and we’ll get it in on the next session!

No.   That’s why we are here to help you navigate it. First-time takers fail 32-42% of the time. Repeat takers fail over 60% of the time (ouch) – this is even worse since it’s gone CBT.  Check out NCEES.org for typical pass rates.  They go up and down for each exam cycle. Don’t worry about the pass rates, though – take this course, and you’ll ace it.  We’ve got your back.

We’ve polled our students for pass rates, and we have determined they are about 85%.   Not a bad boost for a first-time or repeat taker if we say so ourselves.

Glad you asked! Our depth course is taught by Andy Richardson and includes all five depth subjects reviewed based on the spec (you may only need one, but you get them all!). More information can be found here. Buy both courses together to save money and get a complete review.

Yes! You can get that right here!

Yes!  The exam is now wholly computer-based as of January 2022 and is offered year-round.  The specifications didn’t change, and the course follows the spec.   You will have access to the NCEES PE Handbook and your standards as searchable PDFs.   Because it’s just equations, we think the CERM still has a place in our hearts and can be a helpful resource for learning engineering concepts.

If you are a mechanical engineering needing help on the mechanical PE I recommend going through my friend Dan Molloy, PE.  He has a great course setup you can find here.

Yup!  If you’re ready to test your skills with a real, life-like exam, then we’ve built one for you.  The beauty of this one though is that we share your results with you so you can figure out where you messed up.  You can also pause the exam at the midpoint because we know you have a life and might not be able to book a solid eight hours for an exam.  You choose your depth section, and you’ll get a full and complete 80-question exam you can take at any time.  Boom!