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.
Maryland Board of Professional Engineer’s approval is NOT required to take the FE Exam. Please apply to NCEES directly. This applies to all exam candidates regardless of their degree.
Engineer in Training (EIT)*
The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers has instituted a new policy for Engineering in Training (EIT) candidates. This policy decision was made at the September 13, 2018 board meeting, and becomes effective October 1, 2018. The Board will now approve all candidates who apply for an EIT certificate providing (1) they have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam administered by the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors; and (2) pay a certification fee set by the Board. The fee for an EIT certificate is $15.00. As set forth in the Business and Occupations Article, the only statutory requirements for obtaining Engineering in Training Certificate is the passing of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination and the payment of a certification fee set by the Board. The Board will no longer review the candidate’s education as part of the process of obtaining an EIT certificate.
*EIT is a certification, not a license. Possession of an EIT Certification grants NO privileges to practice engineering. Engineers in Training are UNLICENSED.
The issuance of an EIT certificate does not guarantee the issuance of a license to practice engineering. The requirements cited in §14–305 (b, c or d) of the Business and Occupations Article, must be met before applying to take the Principles and Practice examination. All candidates for a Professional engineer’s license must meet all required educational, experience and examination requirements.
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.
You will schedule your exam times directly with NCEES.
Information about study materials for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam can be viewed at NCEES.
Sites are located throughout Maryland and the United States. Current locations are available online at the Pearson VUE website.
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.