South Dakota Professional Engineer – FE Exam
The South Dakota Board of Technical Professions’ main priority is to foster economic opportunity as well as financial security for businesses and the people of South Dakota through quality, responsive and excellent services; fair, humane and equitable employment solutions; and good and safe business practices.
The Board protects the citizens of South Dakota by ensuring 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. It also makes final licensing decisions and penalize those who violate the licensing laws.
Board Contact Information:
|Address||2040 West Main Street, Suite 304 Rapid City, SD 57702-2447|
|Fee for FE/EIT exam application||$0|
|Fee for FE/EIT exam||$45|
|Fee for FE re-exam||$45|
|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, TAC/ABET, or ASAC/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, programs ABET accredits as substantially equivalent, or programs accredited by accrediting bodies from countries signatory to the Washington Accord or listed in ABET publications.
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 and programs accredited by accrediting bodies from countries signatory to the Washington Accord or listed in ABET publications.
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? Variations of “engineer” (e.g., registered engineer, licensed 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