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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 10. Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
Chapter 20. Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects Regulations
6/4/2020

18VAC10-20-190. Requirements for the Fundamentals of Engineering (Fe) Exam.

In order to be approved to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, applicants must satisfy one of the subsections (A through E) of this section. Applicants shall:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

NUMBER OF REQUIRED YEARS OF QUALIFYING ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

A. Student applicants.

1. Be enrolled in an ABET-accredited undergraduate EAC or TAC curriculum, have 12 months or less remaining before completion of the degree, and provide a certificate of good standing from the dean of the engineering school or his designee;

2. Be enrolled in an ABET-accredited graduate or doctorate EAC or TAC curriculum, have six months or less remaining before completion of the degree, and provide a certificate of good standing from the dean of the engineering school or his designee; or

3. Be enrolled in a graduate curriculum that is ABET-accredited TAC or EAC at the undergraduate level at the institution at which the graduate degree is being sought, have six months or less remaining before completion of the degree, and provide a certificate of good standing from the dean of the engineering school or his designee.

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B. Have graduated from an approved engineering or an approved engineering technology curriculum.

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C. Dual degree holders.

1. Have graduated from a non-ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum of four years or more; and

2. Have graduated from a graduate or doctorate engineering curriculum that is ABET accredited at the undergraduate level.

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D. Have graduated from a nonapproved engineering curriculum or from a related science curriculum of four years or more.

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E. Have obtained, by documented academic coursework, the equivalent of education that meets the requirements of ABET accreditation for the baccalaureate engineering technology curricula. Whether an education is considered to be equivalent shall be determined by the judgment of the board.

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Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-404 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR130-01-2 § 4.4, eff. October 18, 1985; amended, Volume 04, Issue 08, eff. March 1, 1988; Volume 06, Issue 20, eff. September 1, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 14, eff. May 8, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 07, eff. February 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. May 19, 1994; Volume 16, Issue 03, eff. December 1, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 07, eff. March 1, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 01, eff. February 1, 2007; Volume 32, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2016.

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