On the Path to Licensure With a Lower Fee

Beginning January 1, 2018, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is lowering the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam registration fee to $175—a $50 reduction. The reduced fee will only apply to registrations completed on or after January 1.


The FE exam is the first of two exams administered to a qualified individual who is interested in pursuing professional engineering licensure. The computer-based exam is designed to test students' knowledge of concepts learned while earning an accredited bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.

NCEES and its member boards decreased the cost of the exam as part of a commitment to reducing barriers to licensure. "Moving to year-round computer-based testing for these exams, which gives candidates greater scheduling flexibility, was an important part of those measures," said NCEES Chief Executive Officer Jerry Carter. "The organization is taking the additional step of lowering the price of the fundamentals exams to ensure that cost is not a prohibitive factor in starting on the path to licensure."


Information provided by NSPE