The FE Exam is now computer based. There have been significant changes; please be sure to review the topics covered for each discipline. The exam will be taken at Pearson VUE centers. Registration is completely online and you pay the registration fee using a credit card.

To register for the computer-based FE and FS exams, log into your MyNCEES account, select the Register button, and follow the onscreen instructions.

During registration, you will be required to agree to conduct transactions with NCEES by electronic means, including but not limited to the exam registration process. You will also be required to attest that you have read the rules and policies in the NCEES Examinee Guide and agree to comply with them.

Exam fees

All exam fees are payable directly to NCEES during the registration process. NCEES accepts payments online via MasterCard and VISA.

  • Fundamentals of Engineering, $175
  • Fundamentals of Surveying, $175

Additional requirements

Some licensing boards may require you to file a separate application and pay an application fee as part of their approval process in order to be qualified for seating for an NCEES exam. You will be notified during the registration process if the licensing board you selected has additional requirements. Learn more about your board’s registration guidelines.

FE candidates who have completed at least two years of an ABET-accredited engineering degree will apply directly to NCEES for approval and registration for the examination. Candidates who are applying without an ABET-accredited degree will need to apply to the Pennsylvania Board for approval prior to registering with NCEES to take the examination. (Please see section (B) for pre-approval application instructions.)

Scoring and reporting

Exam results for computer-based exams are typically available seven to ten days after you take the exam. You will receive an email notification from NCEES with instructions to view your results in your MyNCEES account. Results will include information specific to your licensing board regarding how you should proceed based on your performance. Learn about the specifications and seven disciplines of the FE exam.

Practice exams

Evaluate your readiness for the FE and FS exams by testing your knowledge with the most realistic computer-based simulation available.

If you have any other questions, please contact:

Lisa Karam
Coordinator, Engineering Division
308 Acopian Engineering Center
(610) 330-5403