PE Civil Practice Exams
Silver Course

Our Most Popular Course

All the content – at your own pace, plus
260 video problem solutions on-demand

The Silver Course contains all the Bronze content, but adds  detailed video solutions.  Our most popular course, the Silver Course is an efficient and effective way to prepare for the PE Exam. You to try the problems on your own at first, check your work, check the online solutions, and if you need, go and watch the video.

Exams

Mixed All Discipline Exams

40 Questions | 4 hours per exam

Discipline Specific Exams

20 Questions 2 hours per exam

Discipline Specific Exams

8 Questions | 48 minutes per exam

All exams are online, timed, and provide immediate feedback. You can download and print the solutions.

Silver Course Content

Construction

MODULE TITLEDESCRIPTION
Earthworks, Construction & LayoutExcavation and embankment (cut & fill); Borrow pit volumes; Site layout & control
Scheduling & EconomicsConstruction sequencing; CPM network analysis; Engineering Economics
Material Quality Control & Temp StructuresMaterial testing (e.g., concrete, soil, asphalt); Concrete mix design
Estimating Quantities & CostsQuantity take-off methods; Cost estimating
Construction Operations & MethodsLifting and rigging; Cranes, erection, & stability; Dewatering and pumping; Equipment production; Productivity analysis & improvement

Geotechnics

MODULE TITLEDESCRIPTION
Sampling, Classification, Soil Phase RelationshipsSoil classification; Index properties; Phase relationships
Permeability & Pavements Permeability of fine & coarse grained soils; Pavement design criteria & loading
Compaction & Consolidation Compaction testing & optimum water content; Consolidation & settlement
Shear Strength & Effective Stress Shear strength properties, tests, and parameters; Effective stress
Earth Retaining Structures Lateral earth pressures; Passive & Active Pressures; Cantilever & Mass Concrete Retaining Walls

Structures

MODULE TITLEDESCRIPTION
Loadings Dead loads, Live loads, Construction loads
Analysis I Statically determinate analysis
Mechanics of Materials SF & BM diagrams; Flexure, shear, tension, compression, deflection; Concrete & Steel; Member Design
Analysis II Non-linear loads, statically indeterminate systems, ultimate forces and moments
Structural Design ACI 318, eccentricity, concrete design, steel design

Water Resources & Environmental

MODULE TITLEDESCRIPTION
Wastewater Treatment Wastewater flow rates (e.g., municipal, industrial, commercial), Unit operations and processes, Primary, Secondary & Biological treatment
Water Treatment Stream degradation (e.g., thermal, base flow, TDS, TSS, BOD, COD), Oxygen dynamics (e.g., oxygenation, deoxygenation, oxygen sag curve), Risk assessment and management, Toxicity, Biological & Chemical Indicator organisms
Energy dissipation, Sub/Super Critical Flow Energy dissipation, Subcritical & supercritical flow
Hydraulics & Open Channel Flow Open-channel flow (e.g., Manning’s equation), Culvert design
HydrologyHydrographs application; Rainfall intensity, duration, and frequency curves, time of concentration; Runoff analysis & the Rational methods

Transportation

MODULE TITLEDESCRIPTION
Traffic Analysis, Speed & Flow Speed analysis, Traffic Flow Theory
Traffic Analysis – Intersections & Signals Intersection design: controlled & uncontrolled
Geometric & Alignment Design (AASHTO) Horizontal & Vertical Curve Design;, acceleration & deceleration
Geometric & Roadway Design The Green Book: Curve design, Superelevation
Transportation Planning & Capacity (HCM) The HCM: capacity & LOS for Freeways, multilane segments, rural & urban highways
Highway Safety Crash rates, Accident analysis

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Is the Silver Course right for you?

If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, the Silver level course is right for you:

  • Don’t need a structured study plan with access to instructor and live instruction, prefer to do it on your own?

  • Do you want video instruction? Try the problems first on your own, check your work, then go and watch the video?

  • You were a strong student and feel pretty confident but want a comprehensive review?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Over a thousand engineers have succeeded 
using our online courses.

It was very helpful. I used the “Cheat Sheet” often during the test for the common equations. It also helped me to decide to not take the Transportation portion of the test! I was trying to decide between Water Resources and Transportation and did not realize how little of the Transportation I knew until I went through the course. I learn best when I can hear and watch an instructor, so being able to review with someone walking me through it was invaluable to me. I also liked that I could stop and start the lessons whenever I wanted. That let me get a few problems in during lunch or right after work without messing up my family schedule too much.
Ryan Hammett P.E. – Mycoskie McInnis Associates