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The NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam are transitioning to Computer Based Testing (CBT) beginning January 1, 2014

Registration opens on November 4, 2013 for the CBT Exams. 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 January 2014 start of the NCEES Computer Based Testing ("CBT") please click here. For updates, 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.

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.

Exam Changes and NCEES Approved Calculator List

Notification of Exam Changes for 2010

NCEES Approved Calculator List for April and October 2010 Exams

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2010 Exam Statistics

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Exam Statistics for Previous Years

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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
Principles and Practice of Engineering
Fundamentals of Land Surveying
Principles and Practice of Land Surveying Pt. I

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.

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 registration 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.

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).