FAQs

  1. How long will it take until I receive my score report?
  2. If I have questions about my score, is it possible to have my examination validated?
  3. What if I fail the examinations? How do I reapply?
  4. When will the next FPGEE be held?
  5. Where will it be administered?
  6. May I bring food and drink to the FPGEE?
  7. What if I finish the first half early?
  8. When is the deadline for registering for the FPGEE?
  9. Is my previous Authorization to Test (ATT) still valid?
  10. If I have been accepted to take the April 28, 2014 FPGEE, do I have to take it on that date?
  11. What if I want to change my test date?
  12. What if I want to change my test city?
  13. What will happen if I register and schedule for the examination and I don’t show up?
  14. As a first-time candidate what if I cannot take the examination at either time?
  15. If I have not yet applied, can I still apply to the FPGEC program?
  16. What do I do if I have changed my e-mail address?
  17. How do I report a testing irregularity or suspicious incident?

1. How long will it take until I receive my score report?

Scores from the September 30, 2013 FPGEE are now available.

You will need to enter your EE number and date of birth to access your score.

See the FPGEC Application Bulletin for information on requirements for FPGEC Certification or for information on what to do if you failed to achieve a passing score of 75 or higher.

2. If I have questions about my score, is it possible to have my examination rescored?

Prior to the release of your FPGEE score, all scores are carefully validated. On occasion, candidates request to have their examination rescored. You will be able to have your FPGEE score rescored for a fee of $100.

The fee must be made to NABP in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order, payable in United States funds and drawn through a US bank. The purchase date of the check or money order must appear on all forms of payment. Personal checks, cash or other unapproved forms of payment will not be accepted. Your name as it appears on your FPGEE Identification Card and your EE number must be indicated on your payment. 

The request to have your September 30, 2013 examination verified must be submitted in writing and the $100 fee must accompany the letter. In your written request you must include your name, EE #, address, and e-mail address. You will be informed in writing of the score review within two to four weeks after the request is received. The request for validation must arrive at NABP prior to April 21, 2014.

3. What if I fail the examinations? How do I reapply?

Please follow the instructions for reapplication as they are outlined in the FPGEC Application Bulletin.

4. When will the next FPGEE be held?

The next FPGEE will be held April 28, 2014.

5. Where will it be administered?

The FPGEE will be administered at over 200 Pearson VUE test sites in the continental United States. For more detailed information about the FPGEE administration, see the FPGEE Test Information section of the FPGEC Application Bulletin. 

6. May I bring food and drink to the FPGEE?

Yes, you may bring food and/or drink to the FPGEE. However it must be stored in the secure storage area and may only be accessed during the 30-minute break period.

7. What if I finish the first half early?

You may not leave the test building. The second half of the FPGEE will begin approximately three hours and fifteen minutes after the start of the examination. This will allow time for the first section, which lasts two hours and 45 minutes, and the 30-minute break for a lunch.

8. When is the deadline for registering for the FPGEE?

For the April 28, 2014 FPGEE, qualified candidates must sign up for the examination in specified time frames:

  1. Candidates may register with NABP for the April 28, 2014 FPGEE from January 7, 2014, until April 14, 2014. 
  2. Next, candidates must schedule their appointment to test with Pearson VUE. The window for scheduling an appointment begins January 14, 2014, and ends April 21, 2014.

9. Is my previous Authorization to Test (ATT) still valid?

Previously issued ATTs are no longer valid. You must complete all registration steps in order to obtain a new ATT for the April 28, 2014 FPGEE.

10. If I have been accepted to take the April 28, 2014 FPGEE, do I have to take it on that date?

You have the opportunity to take the test on one of two consecutive dates, typically six months apart. The only exceptions that will be considered by the FPGEC are those of extreme hardship; such cases will be considered by the FPGEC on a case-by-case basis. For example, if you have been denied a visa to travel or have a serious personal situation that prohibits you from taking the examination, NABP must receive a copy of the visa denial from the issuing body or official documentation from an appropriate source explaining why you are unable to test. FPGEC policy also states that all applicants must take the FPGEE within three years of the original acceptance date.

11. What if I want to change my test date?

First opportunity:

If the April 28, 2014 FPGEE is your first chance to sit for the FPGEE administration and you have registered with NABP, received an ATT, and have scheduled an appointment to test, you must notify Pearson VUE before April 21 that you wish to cancel your April 28 FPGEE. You will then be eligible to register for the October 7, 2014 FPGEE after January 2014.

If extreme circumstances require you to cancel after April 21, 2014, you will be required to pay a re-sitting fee of $150 to receive a new ATT to schedule an appointment for the next FPGEE. Fees made to NABP in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order, payable in US funds and drawn through a US bank. The purchase date of the check or money order must appear on all forms of payment. Personal checks, and cash or other unapproved forms of payment will not be accepted. Your name as it appears on your FPGEE Identification Card and your EE number must be indicated on your payment. Once your fee has been received, you will be required to register again with NABP to test and to receive a new ATT.  

Second opportunity:

If April 28, 2014, is your second and last chance to sit for the FPGEE administration and you do not take the examination (for reasons other than health, work, or visa related problem), then your record will be closed, all fees will be forfeited, and you will have to reapply to take the FPGEE.

If, however, after registering and/or scheduling your April 28 examination you need to cancel for a health, work, or visa matter and documentation is forwarded to NABP then, at NABP’s discretion, you may be allowed an additional opportunity as long as the appropriate deadlines are met. NABP must be notified if you cannot take the FPGEE during any of the assigned testing opportunities. FPGEC policy also states that all applicants must take the FPGEE within three years of the original acceptance date.

12. What if I want to change my test city?

If after scheduling for the FPGEE, you would like to change your test site, you must contact Pearson VUE.

13. What will happen if I register and schedule for the examination and I don’t show up?

If you register and schedule and then fail to show for the examination, you will forfeit all fees and your FPGEC program file and record will be closed. You will need to reapply if you wish to take the FPGEE at a later date.

14. As a first-time candidate what if I cannot take the examination at either time?

If, as a first-time candidate you cannot take the examination at either time (the April 28, 2014 or the October 7, 2014 administration), your record will be closed and all fees will be forfeited unless you have a visa, health, or work-related problem and documentation has been submitted to NABP to verify the problem. FPGEC policy also states that all applicants must take the FPGEE within three years of the original acceptance date. You will need to reapply if you wish to take the FPGEE at a later date.

15. If I have not yet applied, can I still apply to the FPGEC program?

Yes. NABP continues to accept FPGEC applications.

16. What do I do if I have changed my e-mail address?

If you change your e-mail address you must notify the FPGEC in writing of the change, and include both the old and the new e-mail address in the written notification. Please make certain to sign your written request with your signature as it appears on your FPGEC application form.

17. How do I report a testing irregularity or suspicious incident?

If you have observed a possible testing violation, you can submit a report on a suspected examination irregularity, an act of unethical behavior, or a breach of security through NABP's examination tip site or contact NABP's Customer Service. NABP examinations are administered under strict security measures, and incidents that compromise the content of NABP examinations are treated confidentially and are investigated fully.