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FE and PE Exams/Engineering Licensure Information

The typical process of becoming a professional engineer involves graduating from an ABET accredited program and passing the FE and PE exams.

FE Exam

Calvin highly encourages its students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Student study groups have been formed at the initiative of the students for preparation. The Calvin pass-rate is excellent—95 percent of Calvin students who take the FE exam pass on their first attempt.

The FE exam », also known as the EIT (Engineering In Training) exam, covers the basics of engineering education. It is advised that an engineer takes this exam while still in school or shortly after graduation—while all the fundamentals of engineering are still “fresh.”

FE Exam Guide »
The FE exam is an eight-hour exam with 120 one-point questions in the four-hour morning session and 60 two-point questions in the four-hour afternoon session.

Next FE Exam:
The FE exam will be available every two out of every three months. More information » 

PE Exam

The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam » , covers topics more specific to one’s field of expertise. It usually requires four years of experience working as an engineer.

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