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FE Eligibility Requirements and Application Instructions

FE & FS CBT Announcement 2014

FIRST-TIME FE CANDIDATE PROCEDURE

A) FE candidates who have completed at least two years of an ABET accredited engineering degree will apply directly to NCEES for approval and registration for the examination. Candidates who are applying WITHOUT an ABET accredited degree will need to apply to the Pennsylvania Board for approval prior to registering with NCEES to take the examination. (Please see section (B) for pre-approval application instructions.)
 

FE candidates with an ABET accredited degree, or who have completed at least two years of an ABET accredited degree program, may begin registering directly with NCEES for the examination on November 4, 2013. www.ncees.org.

PASSING CANDIDATES:

Candidates who have graduated from an ABET accredited program AND have passed the FE examination will need to apply for the Engineer in Training Certificate with PCS.  The PA EIT Certification Application will be available in January 2014.

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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.

 
PASSING CANDIDATES:

Candidates without an ABET accredited degree who have been approved by the board and have passed the examination will automatically be issued an Engineer in Training Certificate.

FE PreApproval Application

Amplified Record (only candidates applying based on work experience)

Reference Form (only candidates applying based on work experience)

FE EIT Certification Application

If you cannot open the forms above, or do not have access to a printer, you may send an email to request a scheduling information packet (please be sure to state if you will be applying based on education or work experience) be mailed to you.

Applicants prior to April 2000 examination: Applicants who last applied with LGR prior to our administration may require re-evaluation, and may be subject to the first-time application deadlines. E-mail paeng@pcshq.com and note what qualifications you are applying based on.

RE-EXAM CANDIDATE PROCEDURE

Please visit www.ncees.org to register and pay for your examination.

PASSING CANDIDATES:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will process your certificate within 90 days, provided you have met all requirements for certification.

If you applied based on your education, PCS must receive a final transcript with your degree and conferral date from your college/university in order to complete the requirements for certification.  Please request that your college/university send PCS a final transcript if you have not already done so:

PCS / PA ENG
P.O. Box 198728
Nashville, TN 37219

Transcripts issued to students or transcripts issued to students in a sealed envelope will not be accepted.  If you are unsure whether PCS has received your final transcript, please contact paeng@pcshq.com. 

 


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