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    Certified Controls Engineer (CCE/CSCE)

The Certified Controls Engineer (CCE) is a multi-subject exam emphasizing automation and control system applicable to a broad swath of industrial applications. The exam is designed for professionals with a 4-year degree in applied engineering or engineering technology with a concentration in industrial controls, automation, instrumentation, robotics or related fields. The exam expects a balanced understanding of application and theory, drawing equally from technician and design engineering competencies.  Specifically, the CCE exam includes questions from the following content areas:

 Automated Systems  Financial Justification   Electrical Safety Systems
 Energy Management/Alternative Energy   Networking Fundamentals  Industrial Maintenance
 Mechanical Advantage  Electrical Power Systems  Robotics Systems
 Controls (Open Loop/Closed Loop Systems)  Fluidics/Fluid Power  Electronics Fundamentals
 Electronics Fundamentals  Programming Fundamentals  Instrumentation

Certified Controls Engineer (CCE) is the initial certification status
awarded to eligible applicants. CCE status is ongoing upon annual dues payments. Reporting of continuing education activity is not required to maintain CCE status; CCE holders may report continuing education activity in order to qualify for Certified Senior Controls Engineer (CSCE) status.

Certified Senior Controls Engineer (CSCE) is the higher-level "senior" status Eligible CCE applicants with three years of post-graduate professional experience who have completed 30 PDUs of continuing education activity before their initial application for CSCE certification can apply.

Continuing education is required for CSCE status renewal every three years. This requires 30 PDUs of continuing education activity within each 3-year CSCE period to be eligible for re-certification for another 3-years. CSCE holders who do not report 30 PDUs at the end of the 3-year certification lose their CSCE status.

About the CCE Exam

The CCE Exam can be used for individual certification and for program assessment. The exam is an open-book*, 120-question, multiple choice examination with questions on Automated Systems, Controls (Open Loop/Closed Loop Systems), Electrical Power Systems, Electrical Safety Systems, Electronics Fundamentals, Energy Management/Alternative Energy, Financial Justification, Fluidics/Fluid Power, Industrial Maintenance, Instrumentation, Mechanical Advantage, Networking Fundamentals, Programming Fundamentals, and Robotic Systems. (*Examinees are allowed to use printed reference materials (e.g., reference texts) during the exam. However, internet or software-based references are not allowed to be used during the exam. Oversight of this is the responsibility of the exam proctor.) Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score on the examination of 60% or higher.

Click here to review the CCE Certification and Assessment Study Guide



Individuals: Click here to sign up for the exam as an individual (if you are taking the test as part of a class assessment, speak to your professor for log-in information).  Exam fee is $25 per examinee.


Schedule a group of individual exams:

Less than 15 Examinees; Exam fee is $25 per examinee  -- Click here 

16-45 Examinees; Exam fee is $20 per examinee  -- Click here

46 or more Examinees; Exam fee is $15 per examinee -- Click Here


APPLY FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION (after passing the exam):

Certification Fees and Policies

Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Professionals - Click here to apply for the CCE/CSCE Certification

Students - Click here to apply for the CCE/CSCE Certification


Please contact the ATMAE office with questions at ( 919) 635-8335;