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FE and FS Exams move to Computer Based Testing in 2014

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FE and FS Exams move to Computer Based Testing in 2014


In 2014, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams will be offered solely via CBT, Computer Based Testing.  To increase access to exams, all examinees will complete their exams at their local Pearson VUE testing center, according to the National Council of  Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), which has created a special website about this plan at


NCEES offered a webinar to explain the plan on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 1:00 PM EST


The content of this webinar included:


  • Why the transition to CBT
  • The exam content review process

    How the FE and FS exams will change

    How the new format and frequency of institution reports will change

    Pearson VUE testing center locations

    Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation


The NCEES state licensing boards voted in August 2010 to begin administering the two exams via computer-based testing at the recommendation of NCEES Computer-Based Testing Task Force. NCEES believes that converting the exams to a computer-based format will allow greater scheduling flexibility for candidates, more uniformity in testing conditions, and enhanced security for exam content.


In the past, the FE and FS were offered only twice per year—in April and October. Under the new CBT platform, examinees will be able to register and sit for exams year-round.


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