NICET is Ending All Work Element (WE) Testing by December 31, 2017

We are in the final stages of transitioning our engineering technician programs to the Standard Model/CBT format. If you are interested in testing in any of the programs still available in the WE format, there are only a few opportunities left. WE Testing Centers are filling up quickly. These next 8 months will be the last opportunities to use WEs earned toward higher levels of certification. Apply for your exam today!

The Highway Construction and Construction Materials Testing exams are being converted (Higway Contruction Levels I ansd II are already available) to the Standard Model/CBT format. All new applicants for these programs will receive the new Standard Model/CBT exams.

Remember: NICET will no longer offer any testing in the programs listed below after December 31, 2017. Certified individuals can continue to recertify and many of the competencies will be rolled up into the new Transportation Construction Inspection and other Standard Model/CBT programs.

  • Transportation – Highway Design
  • Transportation – Highway Traffic Operations
  • Transportation – Highway Surveys
  • Transportation – Highway System Maintenance and Preservation
  • Underground Utilities – Water & Sewer Line
  • Underground Utilities – Storm & Wastewater
  • Water/Wastewater Plants
  • Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Audio Systems
  • Industrial Instrumentation

The best way to apply for the exam is online.  Login to your NICET account and select Exam Application. The online application allows you to select up to 40 WEs, see test centers and dates with available seats, and as soon as the transaction is complete your seat is reserved. Test dates are available in the online application or you can view them here-- Work Elelement Exam Schedule

The increased demand for WE testing in these programs is causing longer than usual wait times for the experience review. Please carefully read and follow application instructions to help us reduce wait times for everyone.

Why the Change to Standard Model/CBT?

The new model allows NICET to extend several benefits to our customers: flexible exam dates and appointment times; scheduling and confirmation; and same day exam scoring.