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LicensureNY Exam Registration | Exam Schedule | Exam Format
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is a measure of minimum competency to enter the engineering profession. Passing the exam demonstrates initiative and drive to pursue an engineering career. Employers hiring recent engineering graduates may look to see if the applicant has successfully passed the FE exam. Passing the exam classifies one as an intern, also known as Engineering Intern (EI) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
NY Exam Registration
Examinations are administered twice a year, in April and October. See below for Exam dates.
Those interested in taking the April exam must have Part 1 & 2 application materials postmarked by November 1 of the previous year.
Those interested in taking the October exam must have Part 1 & 2 application materials postmarked by May 1 of the same year.Application materials must be postmarked by the filing deadlines. There are no exceptions.
The FE exam is 8 hours long, with one 4-hour session in the morning and another in the afternoon. Examinees must participate in both sessions on the same day. The exam is closed book, and reference material is supplied. All questions are multiple choice.
The FE exam consists of 180 multiple-choice questions. During the morning session, all examinees take a general exam common to all disciplines. During the afternoon session, examinees can opt to take a general exam or a discipline-specific (chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, or mechanical) exam. See exam specifications for more details.
Examinees must earn a scaled score of 70 or higher to pass the FE or FS exam.