Fundamentals Engineering Reference Handbook
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The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is computer-based, and the FE Reference Handbook is the only
resource material you may use during the exam. Reviewing it before exam day will help you become familiar
with the charts, formulas, tables, and other reference information provided. You won’t be allowed to bring your
personal copy of the Handbook into the exam room. Instead, the computer-based exam will include a PDF
version of the Handbook for your use. No printed copies of the Handbook will be allowed in the exam room.
The PDF version of the FE Reference Handbook that you use on exam day will be very similar to the printed
version. Pages not needed to solve exam questions—such as the cover, introductory material, and exam
specifications—will not be included in the PDF version. In addition, NCEES will periodically revise and
update the Handbook, and each FE exam will be administered using the updated version.
The FE Reference Handbook does not contain all the information required to answer every question on the
exam. Basic theories, conversions, formulas, and definitions examinees are expected to know have not been
included. Special material required for the solution of a particular exam question will be included in the
Updates on exam content and procedures
NCEES.org is our home on the Web. Visit us there for updates on everything exam-related, including
specifications, exam-day policies, scoring, and practice tests. A PDF version of the FE Reference Handbook
similar to the one you will use on exam day is also available there.
To report errata in this book, send your correction using our chat feature on NCEES.org. We will also post
errata on the Web site. Examinees are not penalized for any errors in the Handbook that affect an exam