Published: Oct. 23, 2014

FE registration for 2014 graduates

February 10, 2014

All AREN, CVEN, and EVEN students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam in their senior year. As of January 2014, the FE is offered only as a computer-based exam at Pearson VUE testing centers. Registration is now open for BS and BS/MS students planning to graduate in May, August, or December 2014.

The FE registration process has the following steps:

1) Bring the following to your academic advisor (Erin, Christina, or Joanne):

  • State of Colorado EI Student Exam Application. Follow all instructions, fill out the form COMPLETELY, and SAVE your application in case corrections are required – incorrect applications will not be accepted.
  • $30 check or money order payable to State of Colorado (we cannot send cash)
  • If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must also complete a SSN Affidavit.Helpful Hints:
    • Do not leave any field blank – put N/A if not applicable
    • Use your CU e-mail address
    • Education History often has mistakes – please look carefully at the instructions for this area:
      • You must list the name and location of each school you attended
      • Your college degree will be either BS or BS/MS
      • Your college major is ARENCVEN, or EVEN
      • Your high school degree is a Diploma
      • Pay attention to the required date formatting
    • Your application should print on one page
    • Please proofread your application!!!

2) Create an account at the NCEES website and pay the $225 registration fee. You MUST complete this step before you can move on in the registration process.

3) Once the State of Colorado has processed your application, they will notify NCEES that you are approved by the state to sit for the exam. You will receive an “approval” e-mail from NCEES asking you to complete your exam registration.

4) Log back into your NCEES account to reserve a seat during one of the available testing windows (January-February, April-May, July-August, or October-November). We encourage students to take the exam in April or October if possible, so that you can take advantage of the FE review sessions offered by the CEAE Department. We do not recommend taking the exam in May or November, as it may be too close to final exams and end-of-term projects.

5) E-mail or bring a copy of your NCEES Appointment Confirmation Letter to your academic advisor (Erin, Christina, or Joanne). You should verify that your first and last name on this e-mail matched your government-issued photo ID, as it will be checked at the testing center.

6) On your exam date: You will be given a proof of exam at the testing center. You MUST bring a copy of this document to your academic advisor in order to be certified for graduation.