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Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

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.

When should I take the FE exam?

To be eligible to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completed 90 credits
  2. Achieved senior status
  3. Be enrolled in mostly 400-level courses toward your engineering degree
  4. Be enrolled in ENGR 490

How do I sign up for the FE exam?

Register for the exam on the NCEES website.

When can I take the FE exam?

The tests will be held at any NCEES-approved testing facility January-February, April-May, July-August, and October-November at a testing day and time that you choose.

No testing will take place March, June, September, or December to allow NCEES to gather data from the previous testing sessions.

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 Spring semesters, you will need to take the FE no later than May 1st to allow enough time to have your test graded and the results sent to the Dean's Office prior to graduation. Otherwise, this may delay your diploma. Do not re-enroll in ENGR 490 if you were unable to take the exam during the semester you were enrolled.

Once you have passed the FE exam, you may download the application for the state in which you wish to have your license in.

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, ASME and IEEE in March and September. Check the EngiNews blog for updates about review session days and times.

Please contact Sam DiMuzio ( with any questions.

After taking the FE exam

Once you've taken the exam, send or drop off a copy of the receipt the testing facility gives you after completing the exam to Sam at or SEM 132.

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.

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