Professional Exams (Licensure)

The Office of Continuing Education offers additional information for Professional Engineering Licensure prep courses and we encourage you to visit their website to learn more!

Visit the NCEES website to create an account, register for the FE or FS Exam, order exam prep materials and obtain the online reference guide. Ensure you stay up-to-date on the FE and PE Exams and Rules by visiting the NCEES and NC Board's websites often.

  • Registration for eligible applicants and for all exams is ongoing and handled through the NCEES website, the college does not handle registration.
  • Eligible Alumni, Community Members, and Students all have to use a Pearson Vue testing center for the FE and FS exams. The FE Exam is the same in all 50 US States.
  • For eligibility for the FS (Fundamentals of Surveying) Exam please visit the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors website since this is a different exam than the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) Exam.
  • ALL applicants registering to take the FE or FS exam will be required to pay NCEES directly for all exam-related fees. This will be included as a part of the online registration process.
  • The FE and FS exams are a closed book exam. Supplied reference material for the exams are electronic and are available on the NCEES website. 
  • Sample exams for the computer-based FE and FS are available for purchase at the NCEES website.  Additional information for studying can be found at

REMINDER:  once you successfully pass the FE Exam and graduate* (*for those who are a student at the time that they take the FE Exam), it is highly encouraged that you apply to become an official E.I. (Engineering Intern) in North Carolina-it is FREE to complete your E.I. application!  Only those who officially apply to the NC Board and are granted by the NC Board the E.I. designation are able to list "E.I." after their name.  Visit the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors website to complete the FREE E.I. application and to learn more since this option is different for ENGR and ETCM degrees.       

Alumni- ready to take the PE Exam? You may want to see when the 'ideal' time is to take the PE Exam. For information on "Decoupling"  in North Carolina, please visit the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors website.