B) FE candidates WITHOUT an ABET accredited degree may begin applying for pre-approval from the Board at any time. The FE Pre-Approval Application will be available in November 2013.
If you are applying based on work experience:
Mail a completed application form, application fee, the "Amplified Record" and five "Reference Forms" must be submitted to PCS . PCS must receive the Reference Forms and Amplifed Record directly from the references.
If you are applying based on a foreign degree:
Effective June 2, 2009, the Pennsylvania Board will no longer view or accept programs under the Washington Accord as being "substantially equivalent" to a degree from an EAC/ABET accredited program. An evaluation conducted by NCEES is required to apply for examination and/or licensure. Mail a completed application form, and application fee to PCS. Then request for NCEES to electronically transmit the evaluation to the Pennsylvania Board.
If you are applying based on a non-ABET U.S. Bachelors of Engineering degree and a non-ABET U.S. Masters Engineering degree:
You must contact NCEES to obtain a foreign education credential evaluation, which must be transmitted directly to the Board, not to PCS. Mail a completed application form, application fee to PCS. Then request for NCEES to electronically transmit the evaluation to the Pennsylvania Board.
PCS will forward pre-approval applications to the PA Board office for review to be approved or denied. The Board office will notify candidates and PCS of the results of the review. Approved candidates may register with NCEES for examination at www.ncees.org.