FE Exam for ME Students

FE Exam Registration Information for ME Students

Professional registration (licensure) is a step which many engineers pursue and which some jobs require (ncees.org/licensure). The Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) is the first step toward registration. To encourage students to take the exam, the department reimburses a portion of the test fee. Please note: In order to receive reimbursement, the test must be taken within 15 months of graduation.

For information and forms: Go to the PCSHQ site

FE Exam Review Course

ASME BU (Chapter) will hold a review course throughout March. The review course will comprise of weekend lectures offered by faculty and will cover topics included in the exam (FE Mechanical Exam Specifications). There will be four review sessions, each approximately 3-4 hours. Please check the ASME (BU Chapter) Facebook page for updates on the review course. Course sign up on Eventbrite is mandatory. Attendance at all lectures is not required. Please note that BU’s Science and Engineering Library has study materials on reserve.

Notary Services

Registration for the exam requires a notarized application. For notary services please visit the Dean of Students website for available notaries on campus. In order to have your form notarized, you will have to present a picture id that also contains your signature.

The FE is offered in Mechanical Engineering year-round during specified windows: January-February, April-May, July-August, October-November.


The Mechanical Engineering Department will reimburse you for the exam fee.  All other fees, including those for the state registration and the practice exam, will be the student’s responsibility and will not be reimbursed. In order to receive reimbursement you will have to supply:

  • a written confirmation of receipt of payment (showing amount) by the testing service
  • a copy of the letter from the testing service informing you of the test results
  • test must be taken within 15 months of graduation
  • FE Exam_Reimbursement Form

You will be reimbursed whether or not you pass the exam, but you must submit the letter giving the result, whichever it is.

Confirmation of payment can be a copy of your credit card statement (showing name, but not account number) or a copy of your certified check or money order. Scoring and notification of results may take several months, and reimbursement will take place only after test results and proof of payment have been received.

The results letter and the confirmation of fee payment and must be sent at the same time to:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Boston University
110 Cummington Mall, Room 101
Boston, MA 02215

Reimbursement may occur several weeks after graduation. So for your own sake, include your:

  • E‑mail address
  • Telephone number, and
  • A valid mailing address to which you want the reimbursement sent.

Requests for reimbursement (with accompanying paperwork) must be received by December 1 of the year in which you take the exam.