TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1380 THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1380.240 APPLICATION FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING EXAMINATION


 

Section 1380.240  Application for Fundamentals of Engineering Examination

 

a)         An applicant who is in the senior year of an approved engineering baccalaureate curriculum may sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (Part I) and then submit the application and required fee, as specified in Section 1380.275, and proof of having graduated within 12 months after sitting for the first exam.

 

b)         An applicant who is a graduate of an approved engineering baccalaureate curriculum may sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (Part I) and then submit the application and required fee as specified in Section 1380.275.

 

c)         An applicant who is a graduate from a non-approved engineering program or a related science curriculum shall file an application on forms supplied by the Division as specified in Section 1380.260.  The application shall include:

 

1)         An official transcript showing receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a non-approved engineering program or related science curriculum and verification, on forms completed by the supervisors, of at least 4 years of experience.

 

A)        An applicant who has not acquired the experience but meets the minimum educational requirements may sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and submit the acceptable experience after the passage of the exam;

 

B)        Applicants who received their education in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated, at their expense.  Applicants shall obtain the forms from NCEES Credentials Evaluations, P.O. Box 1686 (280 Seneca Creek Road) Clemson SC 29633-1686.  Evaluations completed prior to October 30, 2006 from Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI) are also accepted.  The Board has only approved NCEES and ECEI as evaluators for engineering degrees.  The transcript review required by Section 8 of the Act is separate from the detailed institutional review conducted to determine that the curriculum meets the requirements of Section 1380.210.  The review of the transcripts by the Board will be to determine equivalency with the educational requirements of non-approved engineering program set forth in Section 1380.220(b)(1);

 

C)        Applicants who received a related science degree in a foreign country shall have the education evaluated at their expense.  The evaluation shall be performed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars (AACRO), 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 370, Washington, DC 20036-1110, telephone (202)296-3359;

 

2)         The required fee specified in Section 1380.275;

 

3)         For an applicant claiming credit for participation in a cooperative program, as described in Section 1380.230(a)(3), certification of such participation with a brief description of the program, from the university or on forms provided by the Division;

 

4)         Proof of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL-iBT with a minimum score of 26 on the speaking module and a total minimum integrated score of 88 or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 or 213 on the computer-based test and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a minimum score of 50, for applicants who apply after January 1, 1996, who graduated from an engineering program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English.  In order to determine applicants whose first language is English, the applicant shall submit verification from the school that the engineering program from which the applicant graduated was taught in English.  However, any applicant who subsequently earned a post-graduate degree in engineering from an accredited educational institution in the United States or its territories shall not be subject to this requirement.

 

d)         An applicant in an approved engineering program shall be eligible to be seated for the first available Fundamentals of Engineering examination during the 12 months prior to graduation if the applicant provides a certification stating that he/she is expected to graduate by the end of that 12 month period.  The applicant shall be allowed to retake the examination during that 12 month period if he/she fails on the first attempt.  However, an applicant who passes the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation will not be enrolled as an Engineer Intern until the Division has received certification of graduation, as required by subsection (a)(1)(A).  If certification of graduation within one year prior to or after passing the exam is not received, the results of the examination will be voided for Illinois purposes and the examination will have to be retaken in order to be enrolled as an Illinois Engineer Intern or licensed as a Professional Engineer.

 

e)         Upon receipt of the application and all supporting documentation in complete order:

 

1)         Persons with degrees from an approved engineering program will be notified of their eligibility to register for Part I of the examination, examination filing deadline and the required examination fee as provided for in Section 1380.275;

 

2)         The files of persons with degrees from a non-approved engineering program or related science curriculum will be presented to the Board for evaluation of the required experience and education based on the criteria specified in Sections 1380.220 and 1380.230.  Once the applications have been approved, those persons will be notified of their eligibility to register for Part I of the examination, examination filing deadline and the required examination fee as provided for in Section 1380.275.

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 14859, effective November 13, 2015)