National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

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National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
MottoAdvancing licensure for engineers and surveyors
Formation1920[1]
TypeNational non-profit
HeadquartersClemson, South Carolina
Location
  • United States
President
James Purcell PE[2]
Websitencees.org

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is an American non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. The Council’s members are the engineering and surveying licensure boards from all 50 U.S. 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, Western. It is headquartered in Seneca, South Carolina, across Lake Hartwell from Clemson University.[2]

Engineering[edit]

NCEES develops and scores the FE, PE and SE exams for engineering licensure. The FE exam is generally the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET- accredited program. The PE exam is designed to test for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years of work experience in their chosen engineering discipline. The SE exam is designed for engineers who practice in jurisdictions that license structural engineers separately from other professional engineers.

  • The Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE exam) is generally the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. [3]
  • The Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam (PE exam) tests for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline.
  • The Structural Engineering exam (SE exam) tests for a minimum level of competency in structural engineering. It is designed for engineers who practice in jurisdictions that license structural engineers separately from other professional engineers. This 16-hour exam uses separate vertical and lateral components to test one's ability to safely design buildings or bridges, especially in areas of high seismicity and high wind.

Land Surveying[edit]

NCEES also prepares examinations for land surveyor licensing in the United States. These exams consist of:

  • The Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam is generally the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed surveyor (PS). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate surveying degree from an ABET accredited program. The FS exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round in testing windows at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. [3]
  • The Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam tests one's ability to practice the surveying profession competently. It is designed for surveyors who have gained at least four years of professional experience.

Records[edit]

The NCEES Records program is designed for currently licensed engineers and surveyors who are looking for an easier and faster way to complete the licensure process in multiple jurisdictions, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An established NCEES Record will include most—if not all—of the materials one needs to apply for comity licensure in additional states and territories.

Credentials evaluations[edit]

NCEES Credentials Evaluations is a service for state licensing boards and applicants. It is designed primarily for candidates who have earned their degrees outside the United States and are pursuing licensure through one of the member licensing boards of NCEES. [4]

Exam preparation materials[edit]

NCEES exam preparation materials include questions that have been used on past exams and questions written to give examinees extra practice.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The history of NCEES". National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. ^ a b "About NCEES". National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. ^ a b "The CBT experience". National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  4. ^ "Credentials Evaluations". National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Retrieved 2012-12-19.

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