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Computer-Based Exams

NCEES is a national nonprofit organization responsible for developing and scoring the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has contracted with Pearson to administer and score the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Fundamentals of Surveying (FS), and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams.

Exam Registration and Scheduling Information


Registration for computer-based exams is accessible 7 days per week, 24 hours per day, through a valid MyNCEES account only. Visit to log in or create an account. Examinees will receive an email notification once they have successfully completed the registration process and have been authorized to schedule an exam.


Upon receiving authorization to schedule an appointment, examinees should log in to their MyNCEES account, select the “SCHEDULE” option and follow the on-screen instructions.

Appointments for computer-based exams are currently available during the following testing windows:
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December

Rescheduling and Cancellations

Examinees are able to reschedule or cancel an appointment by logging into their MyNCEES account, selecting the “Modify Appointment” option and following the on-screen instructions. All associated fees are payable to Pearson and subject to applicable fees.

Please note that canceling your exam will cancel your authorization to test and require you to reapply and pay for the exam. If applicable, refunds will be automatically applied by NCEES.

Practice Exam Information

NCEES discontinued computer-based practice exams on February 28, 2017. If you still have a valid computer-based practice exam, it is available through your MyNCEES account. Familiarize yourself with the look, feel and navigation of a Pearson VUE computer-based test. View demo.

Last updated 2020-05-01