Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Preparation

The Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) examination is administered by NCEES throughout the year, during the months of January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November. NCEES policy allows an examinee to take the FE exam once during a two-month window, and no more than three times during a twelve-month period.

Why should the FE Exam be taken?

  • Right to publicly represent yourself as an engineer
  • Opportunity to work as a consultant
  • Recognition that you have the necessary academic and professional experience to practice in the engineering profession
  • Once registered by the exam, you can usually obtain, by reciprocity, the right to practice in other states
  • Added value to you in the job market

Who can take the FE exam?

The Fundamentals of Engineering examination is a computer-based exam with supplied reference information consisting of a morning session and a afternoon session. The examination is discipline specific. The FE exam is held at Pearson VUE testing centers. The NCEES policy allows examinees to take the FE exam once during any two-month testing window, and no more than three times in a twelve-month period.

The following individuals are eligible to take the FE Examination:

  • An undergraduate student who is within two full-time semesters (not including summer sessions) of graduating and who is enrolled in an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program, a TAC/ABET-accredited four year baccalaureate technical program or an engineering-related science program of four years or more that has been approved by the Board. 
  • A graduate student enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. engineering program may take the FE exam. 

How to register for the FE exam

Register for the exam on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying website.

FE exam locations

Test center locations

TAMU Measurement & Research Services (750 Agronomy Rd.) is an approved test center location.

Preparing for the FE exam

The Civil Engineering Department at Texas A&M maintains a website that is very helpful in preparing for the FE Exam. It includes links to: streaming video review materials, information on videotaped review sessions, a listserv for students interested in Engineering Registration, and a reference manual.

Questions

General questions about the FE Exam should be directed to:

Engineering Academic and Student Affairs
College of Engineering
Engineering Activities Building - B
3127 - Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3127
Phone: 979-845-7200
Fax: 979-847-8654

The FE Exam offered at Texas A&M University is administered by the Office of Measurement and Research Services (MARS). Questions about exam location, testing facilities and the specifics of the exam day should be directed to:

Measurement & Research Services
1101 General Services Complex
Corner of F&B and Agronomy
4239 - Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4329
Phone:  979-845-0532
Fax: 979-847-8666
E-mail: mars@tamu.edu