FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING EXAMINATION
Effective January 1, 2014, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination will be transitioned to a Computer Based Testing (CBT) format. Four testing windows are available to examinees: January & February; April & May; July & August; October & November. The examination will not be offered in March, June, September or December.
IN ORDER TO QUALIFY TO TAKE THE FE EXAMINATION, YOU MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Graduate of and hold an ABET accredited degree in engineering from an accredited school of engineering;
- Enrolled in final year of study (senior status) in an accredited school of engineering and anticipate the award of an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in engineering;
- Graduate of a foreign school of engineering, the degree has been evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluation Services and was found to meet the NCEES Engineering Education Standard.
- A graduate of an engineering education program that is not ABET accredited and not deemed substantially equivalent and have earned a graduate engineering degree from a United States school with an EAC/ABET accredited undergraduate or graduate program in an equivalent discipline.
If you meet the established requirements to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, go directly to the NCEES web site; www.ncees.org to register for the examination (Do not submit an application to the State Board.)
Pursuant to Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-5.080 (5), a degree in engineering technology does not meet the educational requirements of section 327.221 RSMo.
Warning: The score of a candidate who intentionally takes the examination with the knowledge that they do not meet the education requirements will be invalidated.
COMPUTER BASED TESTING:
- The computer based FE examination will be administered only at approved Pearson VUE testing centers.
- Candidates for a computer based exam may take the exam only one time per testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month period.
- The examination will be six hours in length, which will include a tutorial, breaks, the exam, and a brief survey at the conclusion.
- The FE examination is a closed book exam. Supplied reference material will be electronic and will be available on the NCEES website.
- Examinees will be allowed to bring and use NCEES approved calculators on the exam.
- Sample exams for the computer based FE will be available for purchase after the October 2013 exam administration.
- Registration for the FE will open Monday, November 4, 2013. The first available seating at a Pearson VUE testing center will be Thursday, January 2, 2014. Candidates will be required to pay NCEES directly for all exam related fees. This will be included as a part of the on-line registration process and will require payment with MasterCard or Visa.
For additional information regarding examination sites, format, specifications, calculator policy, examination administration and scoring, please access the NCEES web site; www.ncees.org.
Updated: August 19, 2013