Registration Opens for the New Computer Based Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

The New York State Office of the Professions has released information regarding the new registration and eligibility procedures for the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Computer Based Examinations to begin in 2014.

Students/Graduates/Applicants who wish to register for the exam must fall under one of the following categories:

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Steps for Becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State

Steps for becoming a licensed PE Becoming a licensed professional engineer is a great accomplishment. Many doors open and many opportunities become available for engineers that are able to obtain a P.E. license. There are a number of steps that are involved in the process for obtaining a P.E. license, which include passing two major exams. The entire process can take a number of years to complete. However, the benefits from completing this process are invaluable to an engineer’s career.

STEP 1: Education

The first step in the journey to obtaining a P.E. license is to enroll in a licensure qualifying EAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering.  [Read more…]

NYS FE Exam or Fundamentals of Engineering Exam transforming to Computer Based Testing in 2014


CBT FE Exam Coming Soon

Many of our New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) refer to the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the NYS FE exam however this is a national examination.  Beginning in January of 2014 the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) will offer the FE and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams exclusively on computers.   These new computer based tests (CBT) will be offered at Pearson VUE testing centers across the United States.

If you are taking the exam in the State of New York, you will have to follow the proper registration procedure which is currently being developed by the New York State Education Department.  Once this information is available we will post on our site and link to it from this article.

The new computer based tests can now be administered more often, and results from the tests can be delivered more quickly.  Before, tests were offered twice a year, once in April and once in October, with candidates waiting 8-10 weeks for results.  With the new CBT, tests will be offered in two-month testing windows.  The windows run January-February, April-May, July-August and October-November with no testing during the months of March, June, September and December.  Candidates are allowed to take the test one time per testing window and no more than three times per 12-month period.  Results will now be delivered to the candidates in as little as 7-10 days. [Read more…]