39 FE Exam Prep Resources [Free and Paid]
Author: Mike Grossman, Professional Engineer │ Editor: Chantal Flores, Education Facilitator
🕜 9 Minute Read │ 🗓️ Updated: January 5, 2023
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Here is a collection of study materials and prep courses so you can pass the FE Exam without spending all your money. Some of the courses here are free, and some are from commercial providers, universities and engineering societies.
Also be sure to check out other FE resources: The Best Calculator for the FE Exam, the collection of FE Practice Exams, and all things related to the FE Exam.
🔑 Key Takeaways
- There are many sources of FE Exam study materials, some are free, some are from commercial providers.
- Many preparation materials are out of date and are published before 2017, missing 2017 AIT, the 2020 syllabus, and the 2021 handbook updates.
- The FE is a skill-based exam, requiring skill sets that are developed with practice.
It's important to realize that the FE exam used to be split into a common-to-all-disciplines morning exam and a discipline specific afternoon exam. Starting in early 2014, there are only discipline specific exams so you'll see some resources that have not updated. Also you'll see some resources that host a generic review class to cover all disciplines.
This isn't a big deal if you aren't paying much for the course or if the resource is free. Yet, keep in mind you'll have to fill in some gaps on your own. But if you decide to spend big money for a review course, ensure it is discipline specific. As always the power is in practicing exam questions and not just theory, so be sure your choice works through plenty of NCEES style problems.
NOTE: be sure to know what grade you need to pass: FE Exam Passing Score, and keep things on the lighter side: Engineering Memes & Jokes.