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.

All of the sessions are in WEB L110 from 3:30 – 5:00 on the following dates:

Friday 3/2/18 Introduction and Economics, Larry DeVries
Wednesday 3/7/18 Thermodynamics, Geoff Silcox
Friday 3/16/18 Fluids, Steve Burian
Friday 3/30/18 Strength of Materials, Larry DeVries
Friday 4/6/18 Math, Meredith Metzger
Wednesday 4/11/18 Chemical Engineering, Kevin Whitty
Friday 4/13/18 Statics, Sandy Meek
Friday 4/20/18 Electrical Engineering, Arn Stolp

If you would like more information about the FE Reviews, please contact April Vrtis-Curran at a.vrtis-curran@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 Format New FE Format
Paper Based Test Computer Based Test-Draper, UT location
8 hours 6 hours
General Engineering or other subjects Take 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 only Schedule or reschedule to a different day/time only within a block if time is available.
Cost: $125.00 Cost: $225.00

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