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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 strategic plan outlines the goals and strategies for carrying out the NCEES vision and mission. The board of directors regularly reviews and updates the plan to ensure that it is relevant and effective.