FPGEE Frequently Asked Questions

  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. Where is the FPGEE administered?
  5. What if I finish the first half of the FPGEE early?
  6. Is my previous Authorization to Test (ATT) still valid?
  7. What if I want to change my test date?
  8. How do I report a testing irregularity or suspicious incident?

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

Your score result will be available for electronic download approximately eight weeks after the test administration. The score results are available online until the first day of the next FPGEE administration. After that date, you must submit a request to receive your score in writing. More information is available in the FPGEC Candidate Application Bulletin.

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 request to have your examination verified must be submitted in writing and the $100 fee must accompany the letter. The request for validation of the April 25, 2017 examination must arrive at NABP prior to August 8, 2017. For full details on how to have your examination rescored, including where to send your request and acceptable forms of payment, see the FPGEC Candidate Application Bulletin.

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

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

4. Where is the FPGEE administered?

The FPGEE is 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.

5. What if I finish the first half of the FPGEE early?

You may not leave the test building. The second half of the FPGEE will begin approximately three hours and 15 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.

6. 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Previously issued ATTs are no longer valid.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 October 10, 2017 FPGEE.

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

First opportunity:

If the October 10, 2017 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 October 3 that you wish to cancel your October 10 FPGEE. You will then be eligible to register for the April 18, 2018 FPGEE after December 2017.

If extreme circumstances require you to cancel after October 3, 2017, 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 October 10, 2017, 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 a 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 October 10 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.

If you cannot take the examination at either time (the October 10, 2017 or the April 18, 2018 administrations), 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. You will need to reapply if you wish to take the FPGEE at a later date.

8. 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 Report Exam Irregularity form. NABP examinations are administered under strict security measures, and incidents that compromise the content of NABP examinations are treated confidentially and are investigated fully.