North Carolina Professional Engineer – FE Exam
Established under the provisions of the North Carolina Engineering and Land Surveying Act, Chapter 89C of the North Carolina General Statutes (G.S. 89C)., the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors is made up of four Professional Engineers, three Professional Land Surveyors, and two Public Members, appointed by the Governor of the State of North Carolina. The principal responsibilities of the Board are to review applications, administer examinations, license qualified applicants and regulate the professional practice of the licenses throughout the State. The Board is authorized to investigate any alleged violations of the provisions of the licensure law.
The authority granted to the North Carolina Board of Engineers ensures that people 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 and penalize those who violate the licensing laws.
Board Contact Information:
|Name||Andrew L. Ritter|
|Address||4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27609
|Fee for FE/EIT exam application||$100|
|Fee for FE/EIT exam||$140|
|Fee for FE re-exam||$140|
|Fee for EIT certification||$0|
|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 EAC/ABET or 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? Yes, programs accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and programs ABET accredits as substantially equivalent
Are there any programs equivalent to TAC/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) and ACCRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers)
When in the licensing process is an applicant required to obtain a foreign degree evaluation? Prior to being registered as a Professional Engineer (PE).
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