Engineering Licensure

Texas A&M University

16) General information from NCEES regarding the FE/PE exams -  Information for examinees - the people who make out the FE and PE exams tell all.  Note that this information gets out of date in a hurry.  Check it out.

  1. General information regarding the FE exam
  2. General information regarding the PE exam
  3. Pass Rates
  4. Reference Manual  This is the manual that will be given to you for use during the exam. It is available at no cost on-line.  It is CRITICAL that you get, and study with, and practice with, and get familiar with this manual.  It is the only thing you are permitted to use during the exam, and if you aren't completely familiar with the symbols used and the terms employed and the location of the information in the manual, you're dead meat.  It isn't fair that this manual uses different symbols than those you used in your classes, but that's the way it is.  One good thing about the manual is that NOTHING will be on the exam if it is not covered in this manual, other than things like addition, etc. If it isn't in there, you need not expect to see it on the exam.  It is therefore a great study tool.  You should print out several copies and leave them laying around the house and study them constantly.  On what page are tables for plane moments of inertia, mass moments of inertia, etc.?  You should be able to turn to these immediately.  If you have to take time to search for them during the exam, you are wasting valuable testing time.

17) General Information from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers

  1. Eligibility Information
  2. Fees
  3. How to contact the board - email address, phone, fax numbers
  4. What is required of you after you pass the FE exam (and here)
  5. EIT Certification (Available, but not required to apply for a PE license in Texas)
  6. For how long is the FE exam grade good after I pass it?
  7. Examination waivers for Engineering Educators
  8. Information supplied by the Texas Professional Board of Registration. Gives information on eligibility, where to get the forms necessary to register to take the exam, exam dates, last day to register, fees, what you can and CANNOT bring with you to the exam, when you will get the results of your exam, email addresses for asking questions, etc.  Information is also listed on what you must do to take the professional (PE) exam, after passing the FE exam. Link to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Home Page Main Web Site.  Everything known about the FE/PE exams in Texas is listed here, including "THE STATE OF TEXAS ENGINEERING PRACTICE ACT AND RULES CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING LICENSING."
  9. Examination dates - When the exam is offered. Deadlines. Note the deadlines carefully. They accept no late submissions. None.
  10. Examination instructions - From the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  11. Rules and regulations for Professional Engineering Registration (State of Texas.) This is the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22 (Examining Boards), Part 6 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers), Chapter 131 (Practice and Procedure.)  It includes every law, and answers to every question you could possibly ask about Engineering Registration in the State of Texas.  It includes sections on Bylaws and Definitions, Application for License, Required References, Necessary Engineering Experience, Required Education, Examinations, Board Review of Your Application, Licensing, Professional Conduct and Ethics, Compliance and Enforcement, Complaints, and Hearings - Contested Cases.  This is the place for answers.  Read this before you ask your professor or email the board.  Otherwise they will probably reply "Sorry, but since you can't read our web site information, you probably can't be an engineer."
  12.  Experience that the Board wants you to have after having have worked in industry, before taking the Professional License.
  13. Email address to contact the Board:  peboard@tbpe.state.tx.us 

18) General Information regarding taking the exam at Texas A&M University

  1. Regarding the exam given at Texas A&M University. Deadline dates, banned calculators.
  2. Information found at the Engineering Academic Programs Office

19) General Information from N.S.P.E.

  1. N.S.P.E. information regarding professional licensure

20) Commercial and Other Test Preparation Companies and Sources - Please note that we don't endorse these companies nor have any knowledge of their efficacy.  We simply know they are available and leave rest to you.  If you know of similar services where FE or PE training services are offered, please let us know and we will add them to the list.

  1. Test Masters Educational Services, Inc.
  2. Northwestern University
  3. Penn State
  4. Exam Cafe - Practice Exams over the Internet
  5. ASCE
  6. ASME
  7. Chemical
  8. Electrical and here
  9. Industrial
  10. Environmental?
  11. Google (FE Exam) and Google (PE exam)
  12. Amazon and here

 21) Review manuals, textbooks and other helpful study materials regarding the exam are listed below.  If you offer such materials and would like us to add you to the list, please contact us.

  1. Civil Discipline-Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam -
  2. Meridian Press, Inc. - Merle Potter's excellent texts
  3. PPI2pass - Full set of texts, DVDs, web programs
  4. Professional Publications - Been around a long time
  5. Free Interactive Online Review and Tutorial from University of Oklahoma
  6. Blank Institute of Technology
  7. Kaplan AEC Education
  8. Eitexam.com - Example problems - $15/3months

22) FE Exam Discipline Specific Review Manuals:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Industrial Engineering
  6. Environmental Engineering

23) PE Exam Review Manuals:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Geotechnical
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Industrial Engineering
  7. Environmental Engineering, and http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pe+study+guides&tag=googhydr-20&index=stripbooks&hvadid=1104786641&ref=pd_sl_2bz5wjr7pw_b#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=pe+study+guides+environmental&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Ape+study+guides+environmental   (The link is too long for FrontPage)

24) EBay sales of these free materials

25) Interactive Practice Modules (computer practice) - Some of these are on and off again, depending on when they can get them running:

  1. Centroids of Areas
  2. Moments of Inertia of Plane Areas
  3. Shear and Moment Diagrams
  4. Influence Lines

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Updated 02/12/13 - Lee L. Lowery, Jr.