Civil - Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Study Aids
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Study Aids
- Only a licensed engineer may prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or seal engineering work for public and private clients. Most structural, environmental, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, and construction project require approval of a licensed engineer.
- Licensure is a requirement for consulting engineers who are in responsible charge of work, be they principals or employees.
- Many federal, state, and municipal agencies (including the military) require that certain governmental engineering positions, particularly higher level and responsible positions, be filled only by licensed professional engineers.
- Engineering accreditation requires that most individuals teaching engineering must be licensed.
To become a Licensed Professional Engineer:
- Obtain an accredited engineering degree (UNL's BS in Civil Engineering (on both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses) is an ABET accredited degree).
- Pass FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) Examination (typically taken during last semester of undergraduate coursework).
- Obtain Work Experience (depending on your situation and jurisdiction, about 4 years is required).
- Pass PE (Principles and Practices of Engineering) Examination (after completing the work experience requirement). The NCEES website (www.ncees.org) provides many details about the FE and PE exams.