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Before you apply for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, you must have:
Register for the exam at the NCEES website.
To find out if your degree meets the ABET accreditation criteria, see Find accredited programs at the ABET website.
To find out if your degree meets the CEAB accreditation criteria, visit Engineers Canada.
For help in understanding the application process, please see the EIT/EAC application flowchart.
To register for the exam:
For help in understanding the application process, please see the EIT non–EAC/ABET application flowchart.
You must have your degree evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluations before applying for the exam. This evaluation will be performed at your expense, and you’re responsible for submitting all necessary information to the evaluation service.
If you have a baccalaureate degree in engineering that is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), an evaluation by NCEES is not necessary.
For help in understanding the application process, please see the EIT foreign degree application flowchart.
We evaluate your application and documentation, and send you an email telling you one of the following:
If you’re approved for the exam, the letter will include the information you need to schedule your exam with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
If you were registered as a Washington applicant and failed the fundamentals exam, you can go directly to the NCEES website and register to retake the exam. You may take the exam once during any 3-month testing window, and no more than 3 times in a 12-month period.
If you want to be certified as an engineer-in-training in Washington, you must submit the certification application. Certificates are issued only to those applicants that designated Washington as their practice state when they registered to take the fundamentals of engineering exam. Certificates are issued every March, June, September and December.