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Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam: a required step in the process for obtaining engineering licensure (Professional Engineer (PE) License)

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1 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam: a required step in the process for obtaining engineering licensure (Professional Engineer (PE) License)

2 Engineering licensure - what is it? Licensure… Demonstrates that you've accomplished a recognized standard Sets you apart from others in your profession Provides career options and opportunities that might not have been available otherwise Serves as a protection of public health, safety, and welfare Is legally required to offer your services as a consultant

3 How do I get licensed? Step 1 Graduation The first step is graduating from an ABET-accredited engineering program. You can take the exam if you have 100 CR HRS toward an ABET accredited degree by the time you apply to take the exam. Step 2 FE Exam The first exam in the licensure process is the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE). This exam is offered at various sites during January – February, April – May, July – August and October - November. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Step 3 Work Experience In general, four years under a Professional Engineer. Step 4 PE Exam After the appropriate experience required, you can take the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE).Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE)

4 Why bother with licensure? Only licensed professionals are allowed to offer their services to the public and sign and seal plans for the public. This path can lead you to higher wages, a wider range of career opportunities, and a higher level of respect and credibility among your engineering peers.

5 Why take the FE now? 75% pass rate now (higher for CU) 52% pass rate in two years But, don’t take the FE if you aren’t going to take it seriously. Results reflect on everyone at CU. Pass rates are known to employers and other schools. Prepare now Recorded FE review classes available on web. If there is considerable popular demand, we might offer live review sessions. Take practice questions on web.

6 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Examinees will have 5 hours and 20 minutes to complete the actual exam. This Includes a tutorial, a break, the exam and a brief survey at the conclusion of the exam. The exam will have 110 questions. Both sections of the exam will focus narrowly on your particular discipline.

7 It’s all on the website anyway, or you can contact Eileen ( ; NCEES Website: NCEES Examinee Guide: content/uploads/2013/10/Examinee-Guide-June-2014.pdf content/uploads/2013/10/Examinee-Guide-June-2014.pdf Clarkson University has a Pearson VUE Testing Center with 12 seats in Snell B10A. You can register to take FE exam there for the following dates during April - May, 2015: Friday, April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 10th from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25th from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 1st from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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