Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, also referred to as the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, and formerly in some states as the Engineering Intern (EI) exam, is the first of two examinations that engineers must pass in order to be licensed as a Professional Engineer in the United States. The exam is open to anyone with a degree in engineering or a related field, or currently enrolled in the last year of an ABET-accredited engineering degree program. 

As of January 2014, NCEES has changed the format for the FE from paper to a computerized format. For details on the new FE format go the NCEES website. Please note that the content of the FE has changed also and old review books will no longer be as useful.

With the new FE format you can schedule your exam during the following periods:

• January–February
• April–May
• July–August
• October–November

Here is some useful information regarding the exam you should review prior to registration

Reimbursement for current students

We will provide undergraduate students majoring in civil and environmental engineering with a one time reimbursement of up to $60 towards the registration fee, but we will only do so if you take the exam while you are still in school (we will include through May if you graduate in May).

Please note the $60 reimbursement is a one-time reimbursement.  If you have already submitted receipts to the department office for $60 you are not eligible for a second reimbursement.