How to get the latest FE Reference Handbook PDF

As you prepare for the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam, you will need to get acclimated to the latest version of the FE Reference Handbook as you will be using this same document during the actual FE exam. Having a good understanding of how to navigate through the FE Reference Handbook is key to an effective and speedy testing experience. You can obtain the FE Reference Handbook pdf, for free, directly from NCEES. Below are the steps to get it.

1. While logged in, visit the NCEES reference handbooks web page

2. Select the appropriate reference handbook

Do not select the PE mechanical/chemical/industrial etc reference handbooks. The PE is a different exam that is taken later, after passing the FE exam. Instead, select the "FE Reference Handbook".

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