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NCEES is a nonprofit corporation that serves the licensing boards that regulate the engineering and surveying professions in the United States. Seventy licensing boards—located in each U.S. state and territory and the District of Columbia—make up the Council.

Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

NCEES is governed by its member licensing boards, which meet each August to address Council business. This includes updating the model documents, electing officers, and approving the October–September fiscal-year budget. The board of directors, which is elected by member boards from among their appointees, serves as the organization’s executive board.

Many advances happened throughout the past year.

  • International mobility continues to grow with NCEES exams administered in seven foreign countries.
  • Computer-based testing successfully launched on January 2, 2014, for the FE and FS exams.
  • Public awareness about professional licensure for engineers and surveyors continues to increase.

These, along with many other advances, have enabled NCEES to engage each other, the public, and the engineering and surveying professions to advance licensure.