Celebrating 100 Years of NCEES

The Role of NCEES

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

Since its founding, NCEES has focused on providing services to advance licensure and facilitate mobility among the licensing jurisdictions. These services include

The Council’s members are the 69
engineering and surveying licensing boards from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These boards are divided into four geographic zones: Central, Northeast, Southern, and Western.

Members of each licensing board attend the NCEES annual meeting every August to vote on licensure issues and elect new NCEES officers at the business sessions. The first annual meeting was held in Chicago in 1920. The individual zones also meet separately each spring and during the annual meeting.