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The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors.

NCEES develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States. It also facilitates professional mobility and promotes uniformity of the U.S. licensure processes through services for its member licensing boards and licensees.

The mission of NCEES is to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

This mission is supported through its member boards, board of directors, staff, board administrators, and volunteers by:

  • Providing outstanding nationally normed examinations for engineers and surveyors
  • Providing uniform model laws and model rules for adoption by the member boards
  • Promoting professional ethics among all engineers and surveyors
  • Coordinating with domestic and international organizations to advance licensure of all engineers and surveyors