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FE, FS Exams Have Transitioned to CBT

Effective January 2014, the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams have transitioned to computer-based testing. Paper-and-pencil exam administration is no longer available.

The FE and FS exams are offered at Pearson Vue Select testing centers located throughout Ohio. The exams are offered in four two-month testing windows with exams available in January-February, April-May, July-August and October-November. Candidates will be permitted to take the FE and FS exams one time during each testing window, limited to three times in a 12-month period. Registration for the exams is currently open through NCEES.

Candidates are eligible to take the FE or FS exams in Ohio during their final semester of enrollment in an approved engineering or surveying curriculum (see below).


Taking the FE Exam in Ohio

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Candidates for the FE examination can apply directly to NCEES.

  • Graduation from an engineering program of four years or more accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC/ABET) or the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET).
  • Graduation from an engineering program of four years or more from outside of the U.S. that has been evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluations as meeting the NCEES Education Standard.
  • Graduation from an EAC/ABET accredited master’s program in engineering.

Taking the FS Exam in Ohio

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Candidates for the FS examination must be approved by the Ohio Board before taking the FS examination.

  • Graduation from a surveying program of four years or more accredited by EAC/ABET, ETAC/ABET or the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ASAC/ABET).
  • Graduation from an EAC/ABET accredited civil engineering program AND completion of 16 semester hours of approved surveying courses, of which at least six semester hours are in surveying of land boundaries. Note: The 16 semester hours must be from courses listed on the Board’s Approved Courses Worksheet.
  • Graduation from a surveying program of four years or more from outside of the U.S. that has been evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluations as meeting the NCEES Education Standard.
  • Graduation from a surveying program of four years or more approved by the Board.