The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is the first step in the process of becoming a licensed professional engineer (P.E.).
It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. The exam tests general engineering knowledge in various categories such as mathematics, physics, and so on.
There are specific exams by engineering discipline.
The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.
The FE exam includes 110-questions. The exam time is 6 hours long and includes:
Exam results are generally available in 7-10 business days.
The exam is pass or fail. If you fail, you can take the exam again but no more than 3 times in a 12-month period.
Pass rates are available at the NCEES FE page.