FE Civil Exam Prep

Comprehensive study materials for the FE Civil exam.

Explore FE Civil Exam Prep Bundles

Since 1975, PPI has been helping engineers prepare for and pass the NCEES FE Civil exam. Our exam prep bundles are engineered to make sure you have everything you need to pass. Explore each bundle option below, or compare our bundles, to find the right study option that fits your learning style.

About the Live Online Course Bundle

We leverage over 45 years of exam prep experience when designing our Live Online Course Bundle, offering you a thorough review of every NCEES exam topic. Our professional engineers have real-world experience and will guide you through each step of your exam prep. Your live online review covers all NCEES FE Civil exam topics.


Every PPI Live Online course comes with:

  • Instruction from professional engineers. Includes 70+ hours of lectures, problem-solving demonstrations, exam strategy sessions, and office hours.
  • Trusted exam prep materials designed to help you pass. You'll receive reference materials, homework assignments, detailed class notes plus NCEES handbook, as well as access to PPI’s Learning Hub for quizzes, practice exams, flashcards, and more.
  • A passing guarantee. When you take a Live Online course, we guarantee you will pass, or you can take the OnDemand course for free.

 

 

What's Included:

Course Features

Homework assignments are graded by your instructor and help you apply what you’ve reviewed in lectures. Complete every assignment and qualify for PPI's Passing Guarantee.

Live office hours, strategically placed in the schedule, provide time for additional Q&A and problem solving with your instructor.

Connect with your instructor on discussion forums and by email. Your instructor is an expert with years of real-world professional experience and is here to guide you every step of the way.

Interact with your instructor and other classmates during live online lectures. Live lectures on scheduled dates/times help provide structure throughout your course. 

We’re so confident in our program, that should you fail your exam, you can repeat the OnDemand course for free. Simply complete all homework assignments to qualify for the Passing Guarantee.

All live online lectures are recorded and posted the next day for additional viewing in case you are unable to attend, or want to re-watch an important topic. 

Did you recently take your exam and aren't sure if you passed? Or, are you waiting to hear if your exam application was accepted? We've got you covered! We'll provide you with a full refund if you let us know before the first live class date. We can also transfer you to a future session free of charge at any time.

Interact with your classmates on forums and live lecture chats to discuss your exam prep experiences and talk through exam topics.

Upon registration for your course, you will gain instant access to OnDemand lectures to get your exam prep started.

All presentation slides are downloadable, providing you the opportunity to take notes as you follow along with your instructor.

The course syllabus and homework assignments help you stay on track and reinforce key concepts.

Proven test-taking and time management tips from your instructor are provided throughout your course to prepare you for exam day success.

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success.
Learning Hub Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCEES exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.
Increase your recall of essential principles, equations, laws, and formulas.
FE civil practice Book Cover

Michael R. Lindeburg PE's FE Civil Practice web book contains problems similar in length and format, references to NCEES FE Civil Reference Handbook, and step-by-step solutions to ensure confidence on exam day.

Create custom quizzes from a database of thousands of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.
FE Civil Review Book Cover
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s FE Civil Review is the most comprehensive review manual for the NCEES FE civil exam. It offers complete coverage of FE Civil exam knowledge areas and the relevant elements.
Practice using NCEES-like exam simulations. Each exam contains a unique set of questions.
Print Materials
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
FE Civil Exam with 5 Full Practice Exams

FE Civil Exams includes five full practice exams containing 550 problems designed to reinforce your understanding of civil engineering concepts and equations found in the NCEES FE Reference Handbook. Solutions are provided for all problems so you can review problem-solving methods.

NCEES Fe Reference Handbook Book Cover
This is the official NCEES reference material for the FE exam. Familiarize yourself with the charts, formulas, tables, and other reference information provided for exam day.
This official NCEES publication contains questions and solutions to familiarize you with this exams format and content.
Casio Scientific Calculator Product Image
Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
Engineering Unit Conversions Fourth Edition Book Cover

This helpful resource includes more than 4,500 entries covering traditional English, conventional metric, and SI units.

Purchase Options

September - December Course
Live Online Course: FE Civil (September-December 2021)
September - December Course
$1,695.00
$1,695.00

About the OnDemand Course Bundle

This OnDemand Course Bundle was created to help you study at your own pace, but also choose the course time frame that works best for you. We leverage over 45 years of FE exam prep experience when designing our OnDemand courses, offering you a thorough review of every NCEES exam topic. Our professional engineers have real-world experience and will guide you through each step of your exam prep. Choose between the 3-month, 6-month, or 1-year options. 


Every PPI OnDemand course comes with:


  • Instruction from professional engineers. Includes 70+ hours of recorded lectures, problem-solving demonstrations, and exam strategy sessions.
  • Trusted exam prep materials designed to help you pass, including online reference materials and detailed class notes.
  • PPI’s Learning Hub with a study plan, practice exams, quiz generator, and so much more! 

     

 

 

What's Included:

Course Features

Upon registration for your course, you will gain instant access to OnDemand lectures to get your exam prep started.

All presentation slides are downloadable, providing you the opportunity to take notes as you follow along with your instructor.

The course syllabus and homework assignments help you stay on track and reinforce key concepts.

Proven test-taking and time management tips from your instructor are provided throughout your course to prepare you for exam day success.

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success.
Learning Hub Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCEES exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.
Increase your recall of essential principles, equations, laws, and formulas.
FE civil practice Book Cover

Michael R. Lindeburg PE's FE Civil Practice web book contains problems similar in length and format, references to NCEES FE Civil Reference Handbook, and step-by-step solutions to ensure confidence on exam day.

Create custom quizzes from a database of thousands of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.
FE Civil Review Book Cover
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s FE Civil Review is the most comprehensive review manual for the NCEES FE civil exam. It offers complete coverage of FE Civil exam knowledge areas and the relevant elements.
Practice using NCEES-like exam simulations. Each exam contains a unique set of questions.

Purchase Options

Select an Access Period
OnDemand Course: FE Civil - 1 Year (All Digital)
1-Year Access (Non-Renewing)
$2,075.00
$2,075.00
OnDemand Course: FE Civil - 6 Months (All Digital)
6-Month Access (Non-Renewing)
$1,375.00
$1,375.00
OnDemand Course: FE Civil - 3 Months (All Digital)
3-Month Access (Non-Renewing)
$975.00
$975.00
Recurring Subscription (Digital Only)
OnDemand Course: FE Civil - Monthly Renewing (All Digital)
$345.00
$345.00
OnDemand Course: FE Civil - Weekly Renewing (All Digital)
$195.00
$195.00

About the Self-Study: Learning Hub Bundle

The Learning Hub Bundle is perfect for those who need a refresher before the exam. The review materials in this bundle are updated to the current NCEES exam specs, contain thorough coverage of civil engineering principles and codes, and include numerous practice problems to challenge your knowledge of the concepts. This curated bundle includes FE Civil Review web book, practice problems, and the most realistic practice exams on the market.

PPI Learning Hub is the go-to destination for FE Civil exam prep. The Learning Hub is more than an eLearning platform—it is a time-tested program that guides examinees through their exam prep from start to finish. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick-off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Assess, Review, Practice” until you are ready for exam day.

PPI Learning Hub is ideal if you need to review key knowledge areas and would like extensive practice to be part of your exam preparation.

What's Included:

Learning Hub Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCEES exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.
Increase your recall of essential principles, equations, laws, and formulas.
FE civil practice Book Cover

Michael R. Lindeburg PE's FE Civil Practice web book contains problems similar in length and format, references to NCEES FE Civil Reference Handbook, and step-by-step solutions to ensure confidence on exam day.

Create custom quizzes from a database of thousands of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.
FE Civil Review Book Cover
Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s FE Civil Review is the most comprehensive review manual for the NCEES FE civil exam. It offers complete coverage of FE Civil exam knowledge areas and the relevant elements.
Practice using NCEES-like exam simulations. Each exam contains a unique set of questions.

Purchase Options

Select an Access Period
Learning Hub: FE Civil - 1 Year (All Digital)
1-Year Learning Hub Access
$849.00
$849.00
Learning Hub: FE Civil - 6 Months (All Digital)
$649.00
$649.00
Learning Hub: FE Civil - 3 Months (All Digital)
$399.00
$399.00
Recurring Subscription (Digital Only)
Learning Hub: FE Civil - Monthly Renewing (All Digital)
$149.00
$149.00
Learning Hub: FE Civil - Weekly Renewing (All Digital)
$59.00
$59.00

FE Civil Class Options for the Live Online Course Bundle

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Exam Details for the FE Civil Exam

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Civil exam is a computer-based test (CBT) which allows an electronic resource provided in the exam. The FE Civil exam includes 110 questions that use both the US Customary System (USCS) and the International System of Units (SI). For more exam information click below.

FE Civil Exam FAQs

The NCEES FE Exam is a 6-hour-long, computer-based exam given over two consecutive sessions separated by a break. There are 110 questions total, split evenly between the two sessions. Questions will be multiple choice or AITs (Alternative Item Types). Questions with the same exam-specified knowledge area may not be grouped together, but no knowledge area will span both sessions.  

You will have to register to take the exam beforehand on the NCEES website at NCEES.org. NCEES partners with Pearson VUE to administer their exams at their test centers. You may have to travel a long distance away from where you live to arrive at the closest one to you. In that case, it is recommended you get a hotel nearby. It is also highly recommended that you visit the testing center before exam day to ensure that day goes smoothly.

The exam includes a 2-minute nondisclosure agreement, an 8-minute tutorial, a 25-minute break between the two sessions, and a brief survey at the conclusion of the exam. You will have 5 hours and 20 minutes to actually answer the questions, working out to approximately 3 minutes per question. You may work through the problems in any sequence, and may return to questions within the same session. Once the session is submitted, you will not be able to return to those questions.

PPI’s FE Learning Hub is designed to mimic the exam-day experience and prepare you for the computer-based test format, so we recommend utilizing that resource before your exam day.

For more information about what to expect, see this article from our Resource Center.

The FE CBT exam is closed-book aside from the NCEES FE Reference Handbook which is provided to you on-screen during the exam. You cannot bring any outside resources into the exam. Because of this, it is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the NCEES handbook before exam day. 

PPI’s Learning Hub allows you to upload your own copy of the NCEES Handbook PDF when you take quizzes and practice exams on the left of the screen to mimic what it will look like on exam day.

The exam is made up of multiple choice questions, as well as AIT’s, or alternative item types. AIT’s can include but are not limited to: multiple correct, point and click, drag and drop, and fill in the blank.

The passing score varies, but we recommend aiming for at least 70% on exam day.

Based on PPI’s experience as exam prep providers, we have found that students typically need to score about 50-60% correct on exam day in order to pass. However, we highly encourage students to aim for at least 70% correct to maintain a comfortable passing buffer. 

All of PPI’s online products encourage you to aim for a 70% pass rate to keep you on track during your studies and best prepare you for exam day. We offer quizzes in which you can compare how you are doing against the 70% rate.
The FE Civil exam covers the following topics:

Mathematics and Statistics
Ethics and Professional Practice
Engineering Economics
Statics
Dynamics
Mechanics of Materials
Materials
Fluid Mechanics
Surveying
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Construction Engineering

Each topic has a range for the number of questions it will have on the exam. Therefore, it is highly recommended to tailor your studies to the weight of each topic. PPI’s study plans in the PPI Learning Hub do this for you automatically. We schedule out your studies to spend more time on topics that are more heavily covered on the exam.

When you click on a topic in the study plan that you wish to review within the PPI Learning Hub, you are brought to that chapter in the review manual and practice problems web book so that you can tailor your review easily to the topics you need more information or practice on. Additionally, in the quiz generator you can filter on which topics you want to receive questions about.

For more information on specifications for the exams that went into effect July 1, 2020, please view this PDF on the NCEES website.

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"I was glad to learn about your class. I found it was particularly good at keeping me on pace and moving through the subjects. When I learned that I passed the test, it was an incredible weight off. Thank you so much for all of your help!"
Cate
"I was glad to learn about your class. I found it was particularly good at keeping me on pace and moving through the subjects. When I learned that I passed the test, it was an incredible weight off. Thank you so much for all of your help!"
Alexander
"The course was very informative. The quiz bank, assessment, and final exam is a must. Do as many quiz bank questions as possible. Very helpful on the exam. The online questions are very similar to the actual FE test."
Cate
"I was glad to learn about your class. I found it was particularly good at keeping me on pace and moving through the subjects. When I learned that I passed the test, it was an incredible weight off. Thank you so much for all of your help!"
Alexander
"The course was very informative. The quiz bank, assessment, and final exam is a must. Do as many quiz bank questions as possible. Very helpful on the exam. The online questions are very similar to the actual FE test."
C. Bishop
"All of the materials were great and very helpful. Not only did the class cover topics that I had never learned in school, but the instructor did a great job going over the topics thoroughly, at a pace that I could understand them. I have already recommended the course to other people and will continue to do so."