The FE exam is the first step toward becoming a licensed professional engineer. The exam is administered year-round in testing windows at approved test centers. Students generally achieve higher scores on the exam if it is taken while the technical information learned during the undergraduate career is still fresh in their minds.
For information related to the exam, registration and fees, go to: http://ncees.org/engineering/fe/
Senior engineering undergrads who are within one year of graduation.
Graduate students and persons who have previously taken the exam should contact the LLR Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors (http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Engineers/) prior to completing any registration materials.
NCEES offers computer-based practice exams that contain questions and solutions from past exams. They also simulate the real format, style, and level of difficulty. Learn more about NCEES computer-based practice exams. (http://ncees.org/exams/exam-preparation-materials/)
The FE exam is a 110 multiple-choice test. The exam appointment time is 6 hours long and includes
For exam specifications, visit http://www.ncees.org/engineering/fe/.
You can register for an FE exam by logging in to your MyNCEES account and following the onscreen instructions. Be prepared for the FE exam by:
A $225 exam fee is payable directly to NCEES. Some licensing boards may require you to file a separate application and pay an application fee as part of the approval process to qualify you for a seat for an NCEES exam. Your licensing board may have additional requirements. Special accommodations are available for examinees who meet certain eligibility criteria and sufficiently document their request.
The NCEES FE Reference Handbook is the only reference material that can be used during the exam. You will be provided with an electronic reference handbook during the exam. For access prior to your exam, you may either purchase a hard copy or download a free electronic copy.
Register or log in to MyNCEES to download your free copy of the FE Reference Handbook.
NCEES offers computer-based practice exams. These practice exams contain questions that have been used on past exams and questions written just for study materials to give you extra practice.
For further information, please visit http://ncees.org/exams/exam-preparation-material
FE exam results are typically available 7–10 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 include information specific to your licensing board regarding how you should proceed based on your performance.
Once you have received notification that you have passed the exam and you have graduated from Clemson, you are required to send an official Clemson University transcript to the SC Board in Columbia at:
LLR Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors
PO Box 11597
Columbia, SC 29211-1597
Passing the FE exam is the first step toward licensure. To continue the licensure process, complete the following:
Contact your licensing board regarding its requirements and recommendations for licensure.