FE / EIT - Fundamentals of Engineering / Engineer in Training
FE / EIT Requirements and Documentation
The Engineer in Training (EIT) certification is the designation gained by an
individual after passing the Engineer in Training exam, also known as the
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, administered by the NCEES twice
a year at specified locations throughout each State.
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally your first step in
the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE). The FE is
designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an
undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET accredited program.
The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round in testing
windows at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. You can register
for an FE exam by logging in to your MyNCEES account and following the
Learn more at the NCEES YouTube channel.
Visit the NCEES website:
(National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)
NCEES Sponsers and Administrates the FE / EIT Certificate Program:
To qualify to become a FE / EIT:
- The FE exam is a 110-question test.
- The exam appointment time is 6 hours long and includes Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes).
- Tutorial (8 minutes).
- Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes).
- Scheduled break (25 minutes).
Review the FE / EIT Exam Specifications and Requirements for Each State:
- You must meet minimum requirements for work experience and education.
- You must pass a multiple choice exam.
- A $175 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 pass rates below represent January 2021 FE examinees who:
- Took the FE exam for the first time.
- Attended EAC/ABET-accredited engineering programs.
- Took the FE exam within 12 months of graduation.
|FE Electrical and Computer
|FE Industrial and Systems
|FE Other Disciplines (for control systems)
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