Where to Take the FE Exam — In this post I am going to answer the following question, “Do I need to take the FE Exam in the state where you plan to pursue my PE License?”
The answer to this question is NO, but it comes with a few warnings…
The EIT certification is the same throughout the United State, so you can go ahead and take the FE exam wherever it is convenient for you. The FE is a national exam administered by NCEES so the test will be the same wherever you take the FE exam. And unlike the PE exam, state boards don’t mandate where you physically take the exam, as long as NCEES certifies you passed. If you’ll be working in Texas you’ll probably want to apply to be certified as an EIT by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers once you have passed the FE exam, but this specific process is one you should confirm depending on the State you will be working in.
Now, here are a few other recommendations to note if you plan to take the FE exam, based on my own experience, as well as talking to hundreds of engineers that have become licensed. [Read more…] about Does It Matter Which State You Take the FE Exam?