Illinois Professional Engineer – FE Exam

The Division of Professional Regulation’s highest mission is to serve, protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are correctly reviewed, applied and implemented.

The Division ensures that those who are entering these practices must be able to meet the minimum standards of competency (including passing the FE Exam), and maintain such standards during their practice. The Board makes final licensing decisions for all Registered Professional Engineers and penalize those who violate the licensing laws.

FE Exam Illinois

Board Contact Information:

Name M. David Brim
Phone (217) 524-3211
Fax (217) 782-7645
Address Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, PSS/Design Unit, Third Floor, 320 West Washington Street Springfield, IL 62786

Fee Schedule:

Fee for FE/EIT exam application $20
Fee for FE/EIT exam $153.60
Fee for FE re-exam $153.60
Fee for EIT certification $20
Fee for EIT certification by comity or transfer of EIT $0
Fee for EIT renewal $0
Frequency of EIT renewal N/A

When can I take the Engineer in Training exam? If you are enrolled in an EAC/ABET accredited engineer program, you can take the exam in your last year before graduating.

What educational programs are accepted for taking the Engineer in Training exam? Any Non-EAC/ABET or ASAC/ABET-accredited related science programs EAC/ABET accredited engineering program.

Are there any programs equivalent to EAC/ABET accepted for taking the Engineer in Training exam? Yes, programs accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

Does the Board accept equivalent Foreign Education? Yes, uses or requires the applicant to use a Foreign Education evaluation service to determine eligibility.

What are acceptable Foreign Evaluation systems: CPEES (Center for Professional Engineering Education Services).

When in the licensing process is an applicant required to obtain a foreign degree evaluation? Prior to taking the Engineer in Training (EIT), FE exam

What terms are restricted in their usage in the state? Engineer, Variations of “engineer” (e.g., registered engineer, licensed engineer), and Professional Engineer

How does state license Engineers? As a professional engineer, allowed to practice in his/her area(s) of competency, regardless of which discipline of the professional examination was taken for licensure.

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