Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally the first step in the process to becoming a licensed professional engineer (P.E.). The FE exam is a 110-question, multiple-choice, computer-based test administered year-round at testing centers. CEES engineering students are eligible to take the FE exam if they have completed 90 hours toward their engineering degree, but it is recommended to be taken during the semester the student plans to graduate. Every CEES engineering student must sit for the FE exam before receiving their B.S. degree.
Additional details on the FE exam are available at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) , which includes the following important information and resources:
- Registering for the FE exam
- NCEES Examinee Guide
- Exam preparation materials
- FE Reference Handbook (available with NCEES account)
- Calculator policy
- NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers
After passing the FE exam and receiving your B.S. degree, you are eligible to apply for certification as an Engineer Intern (EI) or an Engineer-in-Training (EIT), depending on your State Licensing Board. For example in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors has a step-by-step procedure for Application for Certification as an Engineer Intern.