Comprehensive Exam Prep Options for the FE Civil Exam

Exam Navigation Bundle

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Complete Exam Solution

Starting at $399

The learning journey starts with our study plan. We recommend a map, but you get to decide the route and how long you want to study with our digital or physical products.

  • The FE Civil Review book, thoroughly covering civil engineering knowledge areas
  • Deepen your understanding of concepts with over 460 exam-like practice problems and solutions in the FE Civil Practice print book
  • Access over 4,500 entries of commonly used variables and unit conversions with the Engineering Unit Conversions print book
  • Take an NCEES FE Civil Practice Exam with over 100 questions and solutions for additional practice

Learning Hub Digital Bundle

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Recommended for CBT

Starting at $59 per Week

All of our industry-leading FE exam prep materials are available in an easy-to-use eLearning platform—PPI Learning Hub. This digital bundle::

  • Build and follow a personalized study schedule around your exam date
  • Review key knowledge areas with the FE Civil Review webbook
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses with diagnostic exams
  • Deepen your understanding of concepts with over 460 exam-like practice problems and solutions
  • Test your skills with a quiz generator that draws from 3,000+ problems - in all knowledge areas
  • Simulate your exam day with full-length NCEES-like practice exams
  • Reinforce key concepts with flashcards
  • Access content anytime, anywhere

Prep Course Bundle

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Online & OnDemand Options

Starting at $105

Not only do our Live Online and OnDemand courses thoroughly cover every topic, but they also provide you with all the NCEES-approved materials you need.

  • Attend live online lectures and office hours on scheduled dates/times for real-time interaction.
  • Receive support and feedback from your instructor through the exam day.
  • Interact with classmates and your instructor on course discussion forums.
  • Watch recordings of your live classes should you miss a class or want to review a concept again.
  • Access our state-of-the-art PPI Learning Hub.
  • Repeat the OnDemand course for free if you don’t pass*.

Taking your FE Exam after July 1, 2020? NCEES is changing their exam specifications starting July 1, 2020, and adopting a new version of the NCEES Handbook.

Click here to learn more about the changes to the FE Civil Handbook, v10.

FAQs for the FE Civil Exam

What topics are on the FE Civil Exam?

The FE Civil exam covers the following topics:

  • Computational Tools
  • Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Computational Tools
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Engineering Economics
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Construction
  • Surveying

  • For more information on specifications for the exams effective beginning July 1, 2020, please view this PDF

Is the FE Civil exam an open book test?

The exam was once open book; now it is not. It is a “limited reference exam,” which means that during the exam the only reference material you can use is the NCEES Handbook. You can't bring any reference books to the exam.

How long is the FE Civil Exam?

The FE exams are 6 hours long. They include a nondisclosure agreement, a tutorial of 8 minutes, the exam for 5 hours and 20 minutes, a scheduled break of 25 minutes, and a brief survey.

What score do you need to pass the FE Civil Exam?

According to NCEES, the pass rate as of Jan - June 2020 is 65%