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Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam - Professional Engineers

Apply for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam online (First-time applicants only)

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is administered only via computer at Pearson VUE Testing centers. The exam is offered in January/February, April/May, July/August, and October/November. Go to The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to learn more about the exam delivery format.

Requirements

The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers voted on June 8, 2016 to allow all exam candidates for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination to apply directly to NCEES without first seeking approval from the Board. This applies to all exam candidates regardless of their degree.

In order to obtain an Engineering In Training (EIT) certificate, the candidate must meet the educational standards approved by the Board. Those standards are cited in the Business and Occupations Article, Section 14-305 (b) or (c) and the corresponding regulations.

Passing the FE examination does not automatically qualify the candidate for an EIT certificate or to take the Principles and Practice Exam (PE). The applicant must meet all of the requirements for licensure.

Those requirements are education, verifiable work experience and passing of the FE and PE exams. The number of years of required work experience is based on the candidate’s education. It typically is either 4 years or eight years depending on the candidate’s degree.

Application Process

First-time Candidates
The Fundaments of Engineering (FE) exam is administered only via computer at Pearson VUE Testing centers by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

To apply for the FE Exam, click on the “Apply for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam” link at the top of this page.

Re-exam Candidates
You will schedule your exam times directly with NCEES.

Study Materials
Information about study materials for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam can be viewed at NCEES.

Examination Sites
Sites are located throughout Maryland and the United States. Current locations are available online at the Pearson VUE website.

Special Accommodations
The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in accommodating examination candidates with special needs.

Requests for special testing accommodations can be made when registering with NCEES. For more information, visit the Special Accommodations section on the NCEES website.