New Mexico Professional Engineer – FE Exam
The New Mexico State Board and Licensure for Engineers and Professional Surveyors is the only state agency with the power to certify qualified professional engineers and professional surveyors. The Board is responsible for administering the provisions of the Engineering and Surveying Practice Act [61-23-1 NMSA 1978] and to exercise the authority granted the board in that act.
By administering the provisions of the Engineering and Surveying Practice Act, the Board guarantees that people who are entering these practices must be able to meet the minimum standards of competency (including passing the FE Test), and maintain such standards during their practice. The Board makes final licensing decisions and penalize those who violate the licensing laws.
Board Contact Information:
|Name||Edward Ytuarte, P.E., P.S.|
|Address||4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 903 Santa Fe, NM 87507-4962|
|Fee for FE/EIT exam application||$0|
|Fee for FE/EIT exam||$125|
|Fee for FE re-exam||$125|
|Fee for EIT certification||$0|
|Fee for EIT certification by comity or transfer of EIT||$25|
|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 EAC/ABET, TAC/ABET, ASAC/ABET or Non-EAC/ABET, TAC/ABET accredited engineering program. However, further education and/or experience may be required prior to taking the PE exam if you graduate from a program other than EAC/ABET. See the Boards website for details.
Are there any programs equivalent to EAC/ABET accepted for taking the Engineer in Training exam? Not specified, see Board website for details.
Are there any programs equivalent to TAC/ABET accepted for taking the Engineer in Training exam? Not specified, see Board website for details.
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
Have further questions? Check the Frequently Asked Questions or visit www.sblpes.state.nm.us to get the most up to date information