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:
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.
REGISTER FOR EXAMS:
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:
APPLY FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION (after passing the exam):
Professionals - Click here to apply for the CCE/CSCE Certification
Students - Click here to apply for the CCE/CSCE Certification
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