The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree.  The Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate degree in surveying.

Both exams are administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and require approval by the Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors (AELS) prior to registration.


Dates & Deadlines

For the October 26, 2013 examination date, the AELS application deadline is July 18, 2013.

For the January-February 2014 window*, the AELS application deadline is November 1, 2013.

* Beginning in January 2014, the FE and FS exams will be offered year-round as computer-based exams at Pearson VUE testing centers. Learn more here.  The test will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January-February, April-May, July-August, and October-November.


Procedures for Registering

  1. You must have 75% of your course work completed in order to apply. This is about 99 credits of the approximate 132 required credits for your degree. 

  2. Complete the FS/FE exam application form provided by the AELS Board and pay the $50 state application fee before the deadline set by AELS. You will find additional forms and information under the "Applicants & Registrants" header on the left side of the AELS webpage.

  3. Add your name to the FE/FS Exam log in on the clip board in the School of Engineering main office (201) or send an e-mail to your departmental administrative assistant with your name, student ID#, and major. We will then send a confirmation letter to the State AELS Board verifying that you have completed 75% of your coursework.

  4. Once your application has been approved by the State AELS Board, they will mail you a letter with instructions on how to register for the FE/FS exam with NCEES. You will then register and pay the $125 exam fee at the NCEES Alaska registration website  PRIOR to the deadline.  Please note, the NCEES deadline is NOT the same as the AELS deadline.

  5. Scores from the exam will be mailed to you from the State AELS Board.

For the October 25, 2013 examination date, the NCEES deadline is September 5, 2013.

Registration for the 2014 exams will open on November 4, 2013 and be available all year.


For further information please contact:
Alicia Kelly
Licensing Examiner
Alaska Board of Architects, Engineers, & Surveyors
(907) 465-2540