Agency contact information:
Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), Minnesota Board of
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-2388 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) licenses and regulates the practice of architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and use of title for certified interior design.
Minn. Stats. 326
You must apply to the Board and have your application approved BEFORE you apply to NCEES Exam Administration Services to take the FE or PE exam. You will not be allowed to register with NCEES Exam Administration Services unless you have a current, approved application on file in the Board office.
NCEES Examinees: To order preparation materials please go to the NCEES website or call (864) 654-6824 or (800) 250-3196.
The Structural Design Standards list for the Civil and Structural Principles and Practice of Engineering examinations are available on the NCEES website.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Application
Application forms are available on the Board website at Applications for Examination, Licensure and Certification.
Requirements for Engineering In-Training (EIT) Certificate:
Successful passage of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Graduation from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accrediting Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or equivalent, as determined by education evaluation service report submitted directly to the Board office. See the ABET website, Accreditation section.
Board receipt of final, official transcript (in sealed envelope) showing evidence of degree obtained and date conferred.
Requirements for Admission to the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination:
See Minn. Rules 1800.2500, Subpart 2, for education requirements; can also be found in application packet.
Submission of AELSLAGID Board application for FE exam found on the Board's website, along with the application fee of $25.00 and required transcript(s).
Approval by the AELSLAGID board before registering for the exam with the exam administrator, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
Board Application Fee - $25
EIT Certification Fee - No Cost
Temporary military license fee - $132
NCEES Exam Administration Services FE Exam Registration Fee: Call (877) 536-7729 or go to NCEES for current exam cost.
Computer-Based Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Minnesota applicants must apply to the Board for approval to take the FE examination. Following approval, applicants must register with NCEES for the FE exam. After you have registered with NCEES, the Board is notified to confirm approval before applicants can schedule the date they choose to sit for the exam.
Computer-Based Testing (“CBT”) specifics:
The computer-based FE exam will be administered at approved Pearson VUE testing centers.
Applicants must apply to the Board for approval for each exam attempt. Once approved by the Board, examinees register with NCEES.
There will be four testing windows for the FE exams annually. Each of these windows will last two months, with a month between them. Therefore, exam appointments will be available in January and February, April and May, July and August, and October and November.
Candidates for a CBT exam may take the exam one time per testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month period.
Candidates will be required to pay NCEES directly for all exam-related fees. This will be included as part of the online registration process and will require payment with MasterCard or Visa.
The FE exams will be six hours in length, which will include a tutorial, breaks, the exam, and a brief survey at the conclusion of the exam.
The FE exams will continue to be closed book. Supplied reference material for the exams will be electronic and will be available on the NCEES website.
Examinees will be allowed to bring and use NCEES-approved calculators on CBT exams.
Sample exams for the computer-based FE are available for purchase through NCEES.
Results will be released directly to the examinee, typically within 48 hours. The Board will follow-up with a letter confirming the exam results and notifying the applicant of the next steps.
Applicants who fail the examination must submit a new application and application fee to the Board for approval prior to registering with NCEES to retake the examination.
For questions about the CBT process or other NCEES services, please contact an NCEES client services representative at 800-250-3196 or through the chat feature available on the “Contact Us” portion of their website (www.ncees.org).
Period of Issuance:
EIT Certificate: indefinite
Length of Determination Process:
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination: 7-10 business days .