President Mamola charged the 2013–14 Public Outreach/Communications Task Force with considering how NCEES can increase public understanding of the essential role that engineering and surveying licensure plays in protecting the public. Its efforts included considering new K–12 initiatives as well as initiatives to dispel myths about who can qualify for licensure.
One of the results of its work is that NCEES adopted a position statement at the 2014 annual meeting to formalize its commitment to promoting licensure:
The mission of NCEES is to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. As such, the Council is committed to promoting and will promote the value of licensure to all audiences.