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Frequently asked Questions about the FE-CBT Chemical Exam

  1. What is the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  2. How is the FE-CBT Chemical exam structured?
  3. What reference materials does the FE-CBT Chemical exam allow?
  4. When can I take the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  5. What score do I need to pass the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  6. How many people pass the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  7. How long does it take to get my scores back?
  8. What units does the FE-CBT Chemical exam use?
  9. How many hours should I spend studying for the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  10. How much should I prepare beforehand for the FE-CBT Chemical course?
  11. Why should I take the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  12. How much does taking the FE-CBT Chemical exam cost?
  13. Where do I take the FE-CBT Chemical exam?
  14. What subjects does the FE-CBT Chemical exam focus on?
  15. Why is Testmasters the best choice for FE-CBT Chemical exam preparation?
  16. Who teaches the FE-CBT Chemical course?
  17. How do I register for a FE-CBT Chemical course?
  18. What does a hybrid course consist of?
  19. What is a combined hybrid and online course?
  20. How does the Guarantee of Passing work for our FE-CBT Chemical courses?
  21. Does the Guarantee of Passing still apply if I miss a class?
  22. What is the make up policy for missed classes?
  23. Where are the courses conducted?
  24. What discounts does Testmasters offer?
  25. What is the Testmasters refund policy?
  1. What is the FE-CBT Chemical
    exam?

    The FE-CBT stands for Fundamentals of Engineering – Computer Based Test. It is typically the first step in the process leading to the Professional Engineering (P.E.) License. The test is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree.

  2. How is the FE-CBT Chemical exam structured?

    The FE-CBT Chemical exam consists of 110 multiple-choice questions over a 6 hour testing period. This time period includes a tutorial and an optional scheduled break.

  3. What reference materials does the FE-CBT Chemical exam allow?

    The FE-CBT Chemical exam is a closed book exam that only allows the use of a provided electronic reference from the NCEES site.

  4. When can I take the FE-CBT Chemical exam?

    It is administered year-round in testing windows at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. The FE-CBT is given Monday-Friday throughout the year in the following months: January-February, April-May, July-August, and October-November. No FE exam is administrated during March, June, September, or December.

  5. What score do I need to pass the FE-CBT Chemical exam?

    The required score to pass this exam is not a set number used yearly. Typically, scoring an estimated 50% of the exam correctly will result in a curved passing score (70%). However, exact percentiles will vary from year to year. The NCEES determines the adjusted passing percentage required by using statistical analysis on the scores of all exam takers at a given testing time. This is why you do not immediately receive your test results upon completion of the exam.

  6. How many people pass the FE-CBT Chemical exam?

    According to the January/February and April/May 2015 FE-CBT Chemical exam results, 77% of 853 test takers passed. The aforementioned examinees took the exam for the first time, after having attended EAC/ABET-accredited engineering programs, within 12 months of graduation.

  7. How long does it take to get my scores back?

    FE-CBT Chemical exam results are typically available 7–10 days after you take the exam. You will receive an email notification from NCEES with instructions to view your results in your MyNCEES account. Results include information on how you should pursue your desired career path based on your performance and your licensing board.

  8. What units does the FE-CBT Chemical exam use?

    The FE-CBT Chemical exam utilizes both the International System of Units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS).

    If you have any other questions, or just want more info, contact us either by calling (713) 529-9752 or by requesting a brochure here.

  9. How many hours should I spend studying for the FE-CBT Chemical exam?

    The amount of hours varies from person to person but generally around 200 hours are spent studying for this exam.

  10. How much should I prepare beforehand for the FE-CBT Chemical course?

    Most of our students come to the course with little to no preparation. However, if you have been out of school for many years, we would recommend some preparation as it allows you to get the most out of the course. Knowing the fundamentals while in the Testmasters course will help you grasp the information more quickly and focus on learning the material taught in the course. You can pick up any engineering book to begin reviewing the topics covered on the exam before the first class.

  11. Why should I take the FE-CBT Chemical exam?

    Taking the FE-CBT offers a plethora of benefits including (but not limited to):

    • Giving you higher credentials in the eyes of a prospective client>

    • Acting as a symbol of earned experience and skill

    • Being the next step in receiving the status of Professional Engineer

  12. How much does taking the FE-CBT Chemical exam cost?

    An exam fee of $225 is payable directly to NCEES during the registration process. Some licensing boards may require examinees to file a separate application and pay an application fee as part of their approval process in order to be qualified for seating for an NCEES exam. You will be notified during the registration process if the licensing board you selected has additional requirements.

  13. Where do I take the FE-CBT Chemical exam?

    You can find your nearest test center on this page from the NCEES website.

  14. What subjects does the FE-CBT Chemical exam focus on?

    The exam consists of a variety of subjects, a majority of which you have learned or been introduced to through your engineering courses. Some of the most heavily tested subjects pertain to fluids and thermodynamics. The exact question breakdown for this exam can be found here.

  15. Why is Testmasters the best choice for FE-CBT Chemical exam preparation?

    • We guarantee that you will pass the exam. If you don’t, we offer the Guarantee of Passing program. Read more at the Testmasters FE-CBT course guarantee. Testmasters is dedicated to offering only the highest quality courses.

    • We have experience. With over 35 years in the field, the Testmasters FE Exam Test Prep Course Coordinator is well versed in what it takes to pass. Our instructors come from the industry and academia, and are highly qualified in their specialized fields with many employed at various prestigious institutions.

    • Our course gives you a concise, intensive, and structured review of the important topics needed to pass the exam with over 78 hours of instruction for FE-CBT courses.

  16. Who teaches the FE-CBT Chemical course?

    Testmasters’s instructors come from the industry and academia, and are highly qualified in their specialized fields. They have taught FE-CBT/PE courses for many years at various companies including Central and Southwest Services, Bechtel, Kellogg, Fluor, Sirrine, Lummus, Ericsson, Texas Instruments, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., Texas Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Utility Engineering, and the City of Austin Electric Utility Department.

    If you have any other questions, or just want more info, contact us either by calling (713) 529-9752 or by requesting a brochure here.

  17. How do I register for a FE-CBT Chemical course?

    There are a few options available to register for a Testmasters FE-CBT Chemical course. You can register online at our website or you can print out the registration form, fill it out and fax or mail it to our office. Our fax number is (713) 529-4394. You can also call our office at (713) 529-9752 and register over the phone. Feel free to request more information here.

  18. What does a hybrid course consist of?

    A hybrid course consists of live classes with additional online videos of topics not covered in class. These online modules are available for 60 days upon purchase.

  19. What is a combined hybrid and online course?

    Combined hybrid and online courses consist of the full online course in addition to the live classes provided by the hybrid course. These online modules are available for 120 days upon purchase.

  20. How does the Guarantee of Passing work for our FE-CBT Chemical courses?

    • Hybrid FE-CBT Chemical Course: If you attend every class and view the required videos and don’t pass, you can repeat the next course absolutely free. To be qualified for the guarantee, you must take the actual FE-CBT Chemical examination within 90 days of the start of the course.

    • Combined Hybrid and Online FE-CBT Disciplines Course: If you attend every class and view the required videos and don’t pass, you can repeat the next course absolutely free. To be qualified for the guarantee, you must take the actual FE-CBT Chemical examination within 150 days of the start of the course.

    • Online FE-CBT Chemical Course: If you view the required videos and don’t pass, you can repeat the course absolutely free. To be qualified for the guarantee, you must take the actual FE-CBT Chemical examination within 120 days of the start of the course.

  21. Does the Guarantee of Passing still apply if I miss a class?

    All classes in a Testmasters course should be attended for your benefit, as attending all classes will increase your chances of passing. However, we understand that sometimes unavoidable circumstances occur and you are unable to attend. For that reason, we allow you to miss up to one session per Testmasters FE-CBT course, and the guarantee will still apply.

  22. What is the make up policy for missed classes?

    If live classes or videos are available for the missed classes, make up will be allowed at no charge for up to six hours or one day of missed classes. After six hours or one day, the make up can be done for $20/hour or $95/day of the missed class if live classes or videos are available.

  23. Where are the courses conducted?

    Because we have many students attending the Testmasters FE-CBT Test Prep Course from out of town, we usually conduct our classes in meeting rooms at hotels. For students needing to stay overnight, our company has discounted sleeping room rates with a nearby hotel. This information will be provided 10 days before the start of the course.

  24. What discounts does Testmasters offer?

    • For a group of 3 or more persons registering by the early registration deadline, and taking both the course and the workshops, there is an additional $50 discount per person. Group members must take either the FE-CBT or the PE course, but not both courses. To get a group discount, the names of group members and full payment, not just the purchase order, must be received at least ten days before the start of the review course.

    • Full-time undergraduate students will receive a 50% discount off the regular fee when taking the Testmasters FE-CBT review course with workshops. We will need a copy of your fee slip from the registrar’s office showing that you are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the current semester. No additional discounts will be given. The student discount is not offered for the Testmasters PE course or online courses.

    • An early registration discount of $100 if registering at least 10 days before the start of the course.

  25. What is the Testmasters refund policy?

    If you request a refund at least three days before the start of the course, the fee will be fully refunded. Up to one week after the start of the course, refunds will be on a pro-rata basis with an additional $150 administrative fee upon receiving a written request for a refund. No refund will be given after one week of the start of the course. No refund will be given for the classes missed or not attended prior to our receipt of the written request. No refund will be given for choosing to not repeat the course. There is no refund for our online course. Our refund policy is not transferable to any other course or person.

    If you have any other questions, or just want more info, contact us either by calling (713) 529-9752 or by requesting a brochure here.