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FE Environmental

School of PE offers FE Environmental exam prep courses for the NCEES FE Environmental exam.

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FE Environmental Exam Prep Course Structure

The FE Environmental exam is the first step in becoming a Professional environmental engineer. Specifically designed using The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) exam specifications, School of PE’s FE Environmental prep course is aimed at helping students pass the FE Environmental exam. This course includes instructor-written refresher notes, FE exam practice problems, and more!

Topics Covered in the Course

  • Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Engineering Economics
  • Fundamental Principals
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Health Hazards and Risk Assessment
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Surface Water Resources and Hydrology
  • Groundwater, Soils, and Sediments
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Air Quality and Control
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Energy and Environment

Delivery Methods

Our FE Environmental exam prep course is available in the following methods:

  • Live Online - Our Live Online delivery method provides instructor-led online sessions. This method offers live interaction with instructors and a structured study schedule. It's just like being in a classroom, but online!
  • Ondemand - With our Ondemand method, you can study anywhere, anytime. Choose from a monthly subscription plan, or sign up for a 4, 6, or 12-month Ondemand course. Sign up today and receive immediate access to the materials that will help you prepare for your exam.

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  • "I have been out of school for 12 years, and this was my 3rd attempt at this exam, so going into this process my confidence level was really low. The instructor's course material was so aligned with the exam specifications that I knew I passed the exam after completing just the morning section. I ultimately finished with an hour to spare."

    -- Mr. Cabrera
    Culpepper & Terpening, Inc.
    Fort Pierce, FL

  • "I passed the FE - Electrical and Computer exam at the first attempt and I think the notes, problems and solutions provided by 'School of PE' helped me a lot in this process. I got proper guidance as the notes helped me to brush my basics and to understand different approaches to solve problems."

    -- Mr. Mitra
    California State University, Fresno
    Fresno, CA

Everything You Should Know About the FE Environmental Exam

Students with a four-year degree from an engineering program can go on to take the FE exam and continue their journey towards becoming professional engineers. With our Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Environmental exam review course, you will be able to prepare for your FE Environmental exam. After passing the FE exam, students receive an engineer-in-training (EIT) certificate that they can then use to access new opportunities and better pay. Once you gain your EIT and four years of hands-on experience, you will have the prerequisites to obtain a PE license and advance your career.

Before Taking the Exam

In most states, before taking the FE Environmental exam, examinees are required to have fulfilled or be in the final years of their state’s education requirement with an EAC/ABET engineering program or an ETAC/ABET engineering technology program. Some states may require that you submit an application and pay a fee to be eligible. If an examinee has not completed an EAC, ETAC, or ABET-accredited engineering program, he or she may still be able to submit an application to the state board and pay a fee to qualify. All these requirements vary depending on the state; you can check your state board on the NCEES website to find your state’s eligibility requirements.

FE Environmental Exam Fees

NCEES requires candidates to pay a fee of $175 before taking the FE Environmental exam. There may be separate registration fees depending on your state board. You can check your state’s registration procedures on the NCEES website.

FE Environmental Exam Specifications

The FE Environmental for competency in environmental engineering. This computer-based exam is administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. This exam consists of both traditional multiple-choice questions and the new alternative item types (AITs) that test examinees’ technical knowledge. For both question types, examinees will work with the International System of Units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS). There are 110 questions on the exam, and its appointment time goes for a total of 6 hours—this includes:

  • Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes) 
  • Tutorial (8 minutes)
  • Scheduled breaks (25 minutes)
  • Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)

Materials and Resources

During the exam, the only reference material that examinees can utilize is the FE Environmental Reference Handbook that you can download for free through your MyNCEES account. To gain a better understanding of what to expect during the exam, you can also access the NCEES Examinee Guide.

After the Exam

With the computer-based exam format, exam results typically are available 7-10 days after exam day. NCEES will then send an email with instructions on how to view the results using your MyNCEES account. Visit the NCEES website to learn more about how NCEES scores the FE Environmental exam.

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