FE / PE Resources
ASCE Maryland supports the advancement of professional licensure in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Section & Younger Member Group (YMG) offer many resources to encourage members to obtain the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification and Professional Engineer (PE) license.
Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification:
The EIT certification is one step in the process to become a licensed professional engineer. A candidate must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in order to be eligible to receive the EIT certification. Below is information from the Maryland Board of Engineers’ website:
The Maryland Board of Engineers will approve all candidates who apply for an EIT certificate providing (1)
they have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam administered by the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors; and (2) pay a certification fee set by the Board. The fee for an EIT certificate is $15.00. The Fundaments of Engineering (FE) exam is administered only via computer at Pearson VUE Testing centers by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is administered only via computer at Pearson VUE Testing centers. The exam is offered in January/February, April/May, July/August, and October/November. Go to The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to learn more about the exam delivery format. Examinees will be provided one attempt per testing window and no more than three attempts in a 12-month period.
Maryland Board of Professional Engineer’s approval is NOT required to take the FE Exam.
Please apply to NCEES directly. This applies to all exam candidates regardless of their degree.
Register for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam:
Professional Engineer (PE) License:
The PE license may be obtained by passing the Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE/P&P) exam. In the state of Maryland, a candidate must apply to the Maryland Board of Engineers in order to be approved to purchase and schedule the PE exam. Below is information from the Maryland Board of Engineers’ website regarding the qualifications for the PE exam:
An applicant may qualify for the Professional Engineers Examination by meeting the educational and/or experience requirements specified in one of the following subsections of the Professional Engineers law:
Subsection 14-305(b) - EAC/ABET-APPROVED OPTION
Subsection 14-305(c) - NON-EAC/ABET-APPROVED OR FOREIGN CURRICULUM OPTION
Subsection 14-305(d) - EXPERIENCE OPTION
How to Apply:
The filing deadline for first-time applicants for the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination is 120 days prior to the examination date. See exam schedule. A one-time application of $50 is required to apply.
Schedule your exam directly with NCEES if you have been approved by the Maryland Board. All payments will be paid directly to NCEES.
Register for the PE/P&P exam:
Contact the Maryland Board of Engineers:
Contact: Zevi Thomas
Phone: (410) 230-6010
Fax: (410) 333-0021
Address:1100 North Eutaw Street,Room 121
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
NCEES Exam Specifications and Design Standards:
Civil: Construction (PDF; with design standards)
Civil: Geotechnical (PDF; with design standards)
Civil: Structural (PDF; with design standards)
Civil: Transportation (PDF; with design standards)
Civil: Water Resources and Environmental (PDF; with design standards)
Renew or Reinstate a License:
Resources from ASCE Maryland:
The Younger Member Group (YMG) has hosted several preparation panels for the FE exam and PE exam. The events are recorded and presentation slides are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a copy of the recording or the presentation.
Please contact the Professional Objectives Committee Chair, Alyssa Sooklal, P.E., at email@example.com with any questions about the exams, the EIT certification, or the PE license.