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Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

September 2015: Oregon no longer pre-qualifies examination candidates; you must schedule first with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).  Please visit http://ncees.org/exams/state-pages/oregon-exam-registration/.  Once you have passed your examinations, you may then submit an application for professional registration to the Board.

When is the test?

The FE exam is offered throughout the year EXCEPT in March, June, September, and December. You will schedule your own testing date in a month when the exam is offered.

Signing up for the test

Go to the NCEES website to register and pay your test fee. 

Test Format

Beginning in January, 2014, the FE and FLS exams will be computer-based tests made up of 110 questions. The exam lasts 5 hours and 20 minutes, but the entire appointment is 6 hours to include an introduction and a break.  Additional details about the exam can be found in the NCEES Examinee Guide.

Testing Locations

FE and FLS exams are only administered at approved Pearson VUE testing centers.  The closest centers are in Salem and Eugene, and the full list is available here.

Review Course

A review course is offered at OSU, and is organized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.  It is not a for-credit course, but does require registration and payment.  Course information is available here


All exam questions should be directed to OSBEELS. 
670 Hawthorne Avenue, SE, Suite 220
Salem, OR  97301