Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is required of all BS Civil Engineering and BS Construction Engineering students before graduating.  Passing the FE exam and earning a BS degree are the first steps toward professional licensure, which you enter in the status of Engineering Intern.  After a suitable period of practice in the profession and passing of the Professional Engineering exam, you achieve the status of Professional Engineer (PE) and are professionally licensed in whatever state(s) in which you practice. 

There are usually review sessions for the FE exam held each semester, coordinated by the officers of Chi Epsilon, and you will find them helpful as you prepare yourself to take it. 

Information for Undergraduate Students

NM Exam Registration - this is an online process through which you register and pay.  

The FE exam is now computer-based (CBT).  As a result, registration for the FE is open year round and examinees may select the exam time, date, and location that works best for them.

Click on the State (New Mexico).
Click on which exam you are taking (FE).
Click on Register.
Create an MyNCEES account.


The FE is a computer-based exam that is administered year-round in testing windows at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.  You can register at anytime. 

Test Center

The test center in our area is:
Pearson Professional Centers-Albuquerque NM
7300 Menaul Blvd NE
Suite 22
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Exam Fee

An exam fee is payable directly to NCEES during the registration process. 

Undergraduate Construction Engineering Students – PLEASE NOTE
When you register for the exam, please choose your Major as Construction Engineering even though you will be taking the Civil FE test.  We use results of the FE exam to evaluate our programs, and we need to differentiate between the ConE and Civil students. 


FE exam results are typically available 7–10 days after you take the exam. You will receive an email notification from NCEES with instructions to view your results in your MyNCEES account.  Results will include a link to your licensing board for additional state-specific information or instructions as appropriate. All results are reported as pass or fail. If you fail the examination, you will receive a diagnostic report showing your performance for each of the major topics covered on the exam.

Contact Information

280 Seneca Creek Road
Seneca, SC 29678
Phones 800-250-3196

If you have any questions about exam registration, contact NCEES and ask for the New Mexico Exam Coordinator toll-free at the number above.

Please be prepared to provide your full name, address, social security number, date of birth, phone number, and the jurisdiction in which you are scheduled/registered or in which you are seeking registration.


NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying):  

NM State Board of Licensure  
Contact:  Perry Valdez, Executive Director
New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Professional Surveyors
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4565
Fax: (505) 476-4802