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Certification Exams

The Fundamentals of Engineering exam, under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a computer-based engineering competency exam required of engineering majors at the end of their program as a step toward professional licensure. Website: http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/

  • Cost: $225
  • Where: Administered in USU Testing Services, University Inn 115.
  • Scores: Typically availiable 7 to 10 days after the exam.
  • When: Registration is open and available year-round.  An exam may be taken only once in a calendar quarter and no more than three times in a 12-month approval period, which begins with the examinee's first attempt.  See the NCEES Examinee Guide for more detailed information.
  • Register: at the NCEES website http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/

Kryterion is a global online test delivery company providing a wide range of certification and licensure exams for a number of companies and organizations (referred to by Kryterion as “sponsors”). Test candidates are usually directed to a Kryterion testing center by the company or organization that is asking the individual to certify or license.

  • Cost: Varies. Fees set by test sponsors
  • Where: USU Testing Services, University Inn 115
  • When: Time blocks available Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Register: Register as directed by the test sponsor
  • Note: Kryterion requires two forms of photo identification. Primary ID should be a state or federal form such as driver’s license or passport.

A global online test delivery company providing a range of licensure and certification exams for “government agencies, corporations, educational institutions, and trade and professional associations”

  • Cost: Varies. Fees set by test sponsors
  • Where: USU Testing Services, University Inn 115
  • When: Time blocks available Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Register: Register as directed by test sponsor
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  • Notes: Two forms of photo ID required—primary ID should be a state or federal form such as a driver’s license or passport

Computer-based teacher certification tests, or Praxis, include content-area proficiency and certification exams in all subject areas of education. See your adviser for information on which exam(s) you may be required to take and when you should take them. Website: www.ets.org/praxis.

  • Cost: Varies, depending on exam(s) required. See website for more information: https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/.
  • Where: University Inn 115.
  • When: Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays only during two-week windows of "open" time, approximately one window each month. See Praxis website for schedule: http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates/. During busy test windows some evening or Saturday sessions may also become available. Log in to your Praxis account to check for availability.
  • Register: online at the Praxis website http://www.ets.org/praxis/register.
  • Scores: Scores are available online approximately 10 to 16 business days after the last day of the 2 week testing window.
  • Study:  Materials are available through the Praxis website at https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials.  USU's School of Teacher Education and Leadership has study books available in the Education Building room 373 as well as links to additional online study resources at http://teal.usu.edu/undergrad/praxis.
  • Note: All registration must be done through the test company’s website. USU Testing Services cannot register you for Praxis II exams.

Comira is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment and educational testing programs.

  • Cost: Varies. Fees set by test sponsors
  • Where: USU Testing Services, University Inn 115
  • When: Time blocks available Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Register: Register as directed by test sponsor
  • Exams: Wide range of exam areas, including such areas as the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), National Exercise Trainer's Association (NETA), and the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
  • Notes: Two forms of photo ID required—primary ID should be a state or federal form such as a driver’s license or passport

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