FE Exam

(Information on this page is reference only. For official "FE/PE policies, rules and regulations, etc", please visit the NCEES or NCBELS websites listed below)

What is the FE Exam (formerly known as EIT exam)?

  • The FE Exam is a Fundamentals of Engineering exam which tests individuals on the 'fundamental' of engineering concepts and topics which a student typically will learn while obtaining an undergraduate degree from a EAC/ABET accredited institution.
  • For those who wish to pursue a Professional Engineering Licensure in the state of North Carolina, the FE Exam is the first of two exams in the process for licensure.
  • The FE Exam is a standard computer based exam given in all 50 states at various Pearson Vue Testing Centers throughout the calendar year.
  • It is recommended that all students take the FE Exam PRIOR or shortly after graduation.

How do I register for the FE Exam?

Where can I learn more about the FE Exam?

  • The NCEES is the national organization who administers the exam. Visit www.ncees.org to learn more about the exam, registration process, reference material and calculator policies.

  • The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCBELS) is the state organization for North Carolina residents who wish to pursue a Professional Engineering Licensure. To contact the visit www.ncbels.org.

For more information: contact Linda Thurman: Smith 228, lthurman@uncc.edu, 704‑687‑5024.