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
The NCEES examination program provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADA). Under ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits an individual’s ability to perform one or more major life activities, as compared with most people in the general population.
The purpose of accommodations is to provide equal access to the NCEES examination program. Accommodations are matched with the identified functional limitation so that the area of impairment is relieved by an auxiliary aid or adjustment to the testing procedure. While the use of accommodations in the exam activity will presumably enable you to better demonstrate your knowledge mastery, accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance, exam completion or passing score.