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Emerging Engineers and Surveyors

Shaping the future of licensure

NCEES needs your voice to help shape the future of licensure for your profession. Because, as the saying goes, “this isn’t your father’s path to licensure anymore…it’s a new generation of licensure.”

The paths to licensure for engineers and surveyors have changed a lot since licensure was first established more than 100 years ago. NCEES and its member licensing boards continuously strive to improve the process. That’s where you come in. NCEES is launching an Emerging Engineers and Surveyors Group. The group will connect young engineers and surveyors with NCEES decision makers to

  • Provide feedback and discuss topics concerning the licensure process
  • Discuss topics relevant to the future of the engineering and surveying professions

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Applications for the 2015–16 NCEES Emerging Engineers and Surveyors Group are no longer being accepted.

Learn about the members of the 2015–16 Emerging Engineers and Surveyors Group.

  • Why should I participate?

    Make a difference

    This is your opportunity to shape and influence the future of the engineering and surveying professions and the licensure process. If selected, you will be discussing issues and providing feedback relevant to the professions and licensure with state licensing board members and representatives from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These board members and representatives are some of your profession’s most influential leaders.

    Enhance your résumé

    Being selected as a 2015–16 NCEES Emerging Engineer or Surveyor is an honor. NCEES will recognize and feature group members and their efforts to shape the future of the professions and licensure throughout the year through social media, ncees.org, news releases, and national publications.

  • Who can apply?

    Eligibility

    To apply, you must be 35 years of age or younger at the time of appointment and satisfy one of the following requirements:

    • Engineering student*
    • Surveying student*
    • Certified Engineer Intern (E.I./E.I.T.) or have passed the FE exam
    • Certified Surveyor Intern (S.I./S.I.T.) or have passed the FS exam
    • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
    • Licensed Professional Surveyor (P.S.)

    Applications must be submitted on or before April 1, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. Finalists will be notified in May. The group will consist of 12 members and include at least one representative from each participating category listed above.

    *Engineering and surveying students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more hours) and have achieved senior status at the start of the fall 2015 semester.

  • What will be expected of me?

    Term length

    Members of the NCEES Emerging Engineers and Surveyors Group will serve a one-year term, beginning in August.

    Travel

    The group will participate in two focus groups and one general meeting. Focus groups will take place during NCEES annual meetings. Group members will attend an NCEES board of directors meeting immediately following the focus groups and will be invited to extend their stay and attend the rest of the annual meeting. NCEES will fund all travel-related expenses.

    Focus group 1 August 18, 2015 Williamsburg, VA
    Focus group 2 August 23, 2016 Indianapolis, IN
    General meeting TBD by group TBD by group
  • What types of meetings will I attend?

    Focus groups

    NCEES will provide funding for group members to participate in two focus groups.

    The first focus group will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, during the 94th NCEES annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. After receiving background information about NCEES, members of the group will meet and participate in a facilitated focus group session with the NCEES board of directors. Focus group topics will include identifying and better understanding impediments to licensure and motivations for individuals to pursue licensure, providing feedback on the current licensure process, and discussing topics relevant to the future of the professions and the licensure process.

    The second focus group will take place on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, during the 95th NCEES annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. This will be a facilitated follow-up session with the NCEES board of directors to discuss the group’s findings and recommendations.

    General meeting

    NCEES will provide funding for group members to participate in a meeting in which the group will discuss and respond to charges provided by the NCEES president. The group will determine the date and location of the meeting.