Fundamentals of Engineering exam
When can I take the FE exam?
To be eligible to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam, you must meet the following requirements:
- Completed 90 credits
- Achieved senior status
- Be enrolled in mostly 400-level courses toward your engineering degree
- Be enrolled in the ENGR 490 section assigned to your major department
- Section 1002-Chemical & Materials Science Engr
- Section 1003-Civil & Environmental Engr
- Section 1004-Electrical & Biomedical Engr
- Section 1005-Mechanical Engr
- Section 1006-Geological Engr
- Section 1007-Metallurgical & Mining Engr
For seniors ready to take the FE exam, you will still need to register for ENGR 490 the semester you plan on taking the exam. Please be mindful that if you plan on graduating in the semester you take the exam, you will need to take the exam no later than prep day to allow for adequate processing time (uploading your exam proof). Otherwise, this may delay your diploma.
CSE students are not required to take the FE exam.
The exam will be held at any NCEES-approved testing facility year round at a testing day and time that you choose. Do not wait to sign up for an exam date! If you choose to wait to sign up for the test in the middle of or later in the semester, the testing center dates will most likely be FULL! This may cause a delay, or even denial, in receiving your diploma if you are taking the exam in your last semester. Yes, it is an expensive test, but isn't it more expensive to have wait an extra semester for your diploma?
How do I sign up for the FE exam?
Register for the exam on the NCEES website.
How do I prepare for the FE exam?
You may access and review the current FE Supplied Reference Manual, the same type you'll be using during the examination, on the NCEES website.
Study sessions are often organized by the student chapters of ASCE and ASME once a semester. Emails will be sent to students enrolled in ENGR 490, and flyers will be posted on the College's Facebook page. There is often a small cost in order to attend each session.
Please contact Sam DiMuzio (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about review sessions.
Once you've passed the FE exam
Go to the Nevada State Board of Engineering website and apply for Engineer Intern certification. Instructions on how to apply can be found on their website.
Ready to take the early PE exam?
More information about the early PE exam can be found on the Nevada State Board of Engineers website.