Applying for the EIT exam is fairly streamline, but there is a sequence that must be taken, and unfortunately it can’t be done all in one place. The sequence is:
- Register for the examination with NCEES
- Register for the examination through your State Board
The first step in applying for the Engineer in Training Exam starts with registering on the NCEES website. This requirement just recently became a standard in Fall of 2010, and all applicants, regardless of whether they have already taken the exam and are re-filing or not, must follow this defined process.
A detail of note, the NCEES does have a specific time frame for open registration, so make sure you don’t miss it. This time frame usually opens around 4 months prior to the exam date and runs up until about a month prior. So as an example, say you are registering for an early October exam date, registration would typically open in early July (4 months prior) and close down in early September (1 month prior). Make sure not to procrastinate, sign up early and get it out of the way. The registration is open 24 hours a day via the internet, so you will be able to complete the process anytime and at your convenience.
To register with the NCEES, follow the procedure defined below:
Visit the NCEES website:
On the right hand side of the website, locate the Quick Links navigation bar and hover over it with your cursor. A drop down menu will pop up, locate and click “Log in to My NCEES”
Once you are on the NCEES sign in page, click on the first link titles “Examinees”
You will be routed to an Account Registration page, where you will either be able to sign in with your current account information or create a new account. We are going to create a new account to fulfill our registration requirements with NCEES. On the right side of the screen, click “Create one here”
Once you submit your form, you will be redirected to a landing page informing you that a confirming email was sent to you for validation.
Go to your email and validate your account. When you click the link in your email, you will be taken back to the NCEES site where you will now use your newly activated account login information to sign in.
Once you login, there are a few more steps you need to take to ensure you profile is fully complete and activated.
Fill in your security questions, make sure you can remember them, then click
“Set Security Questions” to move on to the next page.
With the Security questions set, finish off you profile by filling out the remaining information NCEES requires. This includes a Social Security Number, but if you don’t have one, there a few more options. Just choose the one that best fits and provide the information.
Give NCEES some information regarding the degree that you currently are pursuing or graduated with.
Fill out the information regarding you educational background and confirm when prompted.
And there you are, complete with the first step in registering for the Engineer in Training Exam registration. Remember, the NCEES registration is open around the clock during the open registration period, but this period of registration is limited, so make sure to determine early when this period is so you don’t miss out.
If the current registration is open, you can now move on to registering with your State Board.