The NCEES vision and mission outline the basic units that the organization joins to achieve its aim of advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. They define where the organization is going and how it will get there. They establish NCEES’ dual purpose of leadership and service.

This leadership and service of the engineering and surveying professions take a variety of forms and move the organization down diverse paths. Its leadership in licensing standards and professional ethics, its services to support licensure, and its outreach initiatives to promote professional engineering and surveying licensure all connect to a central focus: advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors.