The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally taken during the applicant’s final year of school or immediately after graduation. No engineering experience is required; however, evidence of acceptable education is required. Education requirements specific to licensure eligibility in Florida can be found on the Application Process page under the Licensure section of our website.
The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round in testing windows at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. For more information on exam scheduling, please visit the NCEES FE page.
The exams will be discipline-specific for both morning and afternoon sessions and will be divided into two sections of approximately 55 questions each. The examinee will be given 5 hours and 20 minutes to answer all 110 questions. The examinee may take a 25-minute break after the first section of questions. NCEES will provide you with an online FE Reference Handbook at the exam site. You should select the module (options are listed at the NCEES Exams page) that best corresponds to your undergraduate degree. Grades will be released by NCEES within seven to 10 days of your exam date directly to you and to the Board. You may attempt the exam only once per testing window.