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Vision, mission, and strategic plan

The vision of NCEES is to provide leadership in professional licensure of engineers and surveyors through excellence in uniform laws, licensing standards, and professional ethics in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to shape the future of professional licensure.


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

Strategic plan

The NCEES board of directors maintains a strategic plan that addresses issues that represent challenges to maintaining an effective licensure process. The document specifies goals associated with each of the issues and describes strategies for achieving these goals.