What to Bring to the NCEES FE Exam

By: PPI
May 2, 2021
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When you arrive at the test center for your FE Exam, you will need to provide one of the following photo IDs:

  • ID issued by a government entity in the country in which you are testing
  • International travel passport in roman characters from your country of citizenship
  • U.S. military ID
Your ID must be current and contain a signature. This is typically a driver’s license or passport. A student ID card is not acceptable for admittance. The first and last name on the photo ID must match the name on your appointment confirmation letter. 

NCEES recommends that you bring a copy of your appointment confirmation letter in order to speed up the check-in process. In most cases, Pearson VUE will email this to you, or you can download it from your MyNCEES account 2–3 weeks prior to the exam date.

What Pearson VUE Will Provide

The testing center can provide you with a few items that you can bring into the exam if needed. These items include:
  • Earplugs
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Tissues
  • A reusable booklet and marker

What Else You Can Bring into the FE Exam

  • Your ID (same one used for admittance to the exam)
  • Key to your test center locker
  • One NCEES-approved calculator without a case
  • Anything included on the Comfort Aid List, including bandages, braces, casts, unwrapped cough drops, inhalers, eye drops, and more
  • Eyeglasses (without cases)
  • Light sweaters or jackets

What to Bring and Leave in Your Locker

Depending on your situation, any of the following items may prove useful but should be left in your test center locker.

  • Calculator batteries
  • Contact lens wetting solution
  • Spare calculator
  • Spare reading glasses
  • Loose shoes or slippers
  • Extra set of car keys
  • Eyeglass repair kit, including a small screwdriver for fixing glasses (or removing batteries from your calculator)

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