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Year-Round Testing Opportunities

NCEES computer-based exams are offered in testing windows throughout the year during the following months.

  • January - February
  • April - May
  • July - August
  • October - November

Exams are not administered during March, June, September, and December.

The NCEES FE and FS Computer Based Testing (CBT)

The New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors is no longer accepting applications for the FE and FS exams.

For more information regarding the NCEES Computer Based Testing ("CBT") please click here.

For answers to your frequently asked questions, click here.

You are also encouraged to connect with NCEES on their social media sites of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Passing the FE or FS Exams does not automatically approve you for Intern Certification. You must meet all requirements to obtain Intern Certification.

Steps for Certification after passing the FE and FS Exams

Steps for Licensure after passing the PE and PS Exams

Effective June 14, 2013 - The following are required to be in the Board office no later than thirty (30) calendar days prior to the next scheduled Committee meeting: ALL applications, letters of request to re-take the PE Exam, and ALL supporting documentation.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS, ALL DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE APPLICATION AND/OR RETAKE OF THE PE EXAM MUST be received on the application deadline indicated below, by no later than 5 pm. Emails and faxes are not acceptable.

Committee Meeting Date Application Deadline
August 14, 2014 July 14, 2014
November 13, 2014 October 13, 2014
January 22, 2015 December 22, 2014
April 9, 2014 March 9, 2015
June 11, 2014 May 11, 2015

Please note: applications, supporting documentation (that complete a file) and letters of request to re-take the PE exam received after the thirty (30) calendar day deadline will be processed and presented at the next scheduled Committee meeting.

National Exam Statistics

http://ncees.org/exams/

The Board administers examinations to Professional Engineer, Engineer Intern, Professional Surveyor and Professional Surveyor Intern applicants who successfully meet the qualifications set forth in the Engineering and Surveying Practice Act. These examinations with the exception of the New Mexico surveying examination are prepared by the:

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING (NCEES)
P. O. BOX 1686
CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29633-1686
(803) 654-6824

The National Council provides to all of its Member Boards five examinations:

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE)

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS)
Principles and Practice of Surveying Pt. I (PS)

Each examination is eight (8) hours in duration except the Principles and Practice of Land Surveying Pt. I which is a six (6) hour exam. The second part of this examination is the New Mexico surveying examination which is a two (2) hour examination and covers the distinctive features of New Mexico law and practice. The New Mexico exam is prepared under the supervision of the New Mexico Board of Licensure. ACT is a major contractor to NCEES and prepares the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination; however, the final approval as to the scope and syllabus of the examination is made by the National Council, through representation from the member boards.

The PE and PS examinations are administered concurrently by all state Boards in April and October of each year. Professional Engineer applicants have a choice of several disciplines in which to be examined. Each fall and spring examinations are given in:

Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Engineering

Only in the fall are examinations given in the disciplines of:

Agricultural Engineering
Mining/Mineral Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering

A passing grade entitles an applicant to licensure as a Professional Engineer or Professional Surveyor, or certification as an Engineer Intern or Surveyor Intern as provided for in the Engineering and Surveying Practice Act and the Board's established procedures. Passing the FE or FS Exams does not automatically approve you for Intern Certification. You must meet all requirements to obtain Intern Certification.

Reference Material

The National Council makes available to prospective examinees several publications designed to assist in reviewing and/or preparing for the examination. Additional information and prices may be obtained by writing to NCEES at the above address. The Fundamentals of Surveying and the Fundamentals of Engineering are closed book examinations.

Access NCEES' website for additional information on the national examinations (e.g. exam specifications).