Committees and voting
Committees and task forces
NCEES has 12 standing committees that meet throughout the year to address Council business and licensure issues. These committees’ duties are described in the Bylaws. The president appoints members to the committees each year.
Apart from the standing committees, the president has the authority to create special committees and task forces with limited terms to address timely issues as needed. They are listed below.
Advisory Committee on Council Activities
Examination Policy and Procedures
Examinations for Professional Engineers
Examinations for Professional Surveyors
Member Board Administrators
Uniform Procedures and Legislative Guidelines
Task forces and special committees for 2012–13 fiscal year
Computer-Based Testing Implementation Task Force
Engineering Surveys Task Force
Industrial Exemption Task Force
Mobility Task Force
Public Outreach/Communications Task Force
Special Committee on Bylaws
NCEES is composed of 69 member licensing boards from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These member boards (the Council) attend an annual business meeting each August to vote on motions and resolutions presented by NCEES committees, task forces, zones, the Board of Directors, and individual boards. NCEES boards also vote to fill open spaces on the Board of Directors. Most items voted on by the Council require a simple majority; changes to the Council’ s Bylaws require a two-thirds majority.
Full details about the Council’s governance and voting procedures can be found in the NCEES Bylaws.