FE Exam

The process for taking the FE Exam has changed. For testing dates and new procedures, see “About” below or visit the FE Exam section of the NCEES website.

FE Review Sessions

The Dean’s Office has organized a biannual lecture series (held each semester) to help students prepare for this exam. The sessions are given by faculty and instructors on Friday afternoons beginning approximately 9 weeks prior to the FE Exam date.

Friday 3/6/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Introduction and Economics
Larry DeVries
Friday 3/13/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Geoff Silcox
Friday 3/27/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Steve Burian
Friday 4/3/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Strength of Materials
Larry DeVries
Friday 4/10/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Sandy Meek
Wednesday 4/15/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Friday 4/17/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Kevin Whitty
Friday 4/24/2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WEB L110
Electrical Engineering
Arn Stolp

If you would like more information about the FE Reviews, please contact Dianne Leonard at dleonard@coe.utah.edu


The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is the first step in becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. The test is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), www.NCEES.org.

New Format, Registration, and Deadlines

The NCEES will make the following changes to the FE Exam beginning January 1, 2014:

Old FE FormatNew FE Format
Paper Based TestComputer Based Test-Draper, UT location
8 hours6 hours
General Engineering or other subjectsTake Discipline Specific Test (7 different tests)
Only offered one Saturday in October (Deadline to register September 5) and April.Offered 4 time blocks each year:
Block 1 = January and February
Block 2 = April and May
Block 3 = July and August
Block 4 = October and November
Maximum of 3 attempts per calendar year
Schedule for test day onlySchedule or reschedule to a different day/time only within a block if time is available.
Cost: $125.00Cost: $225.00

To find the specifications for your FE Exam and to register, visit the FE Exam instructions on the NCEES website.