The mission of NCEES—to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public—is succinct but ambitious. These few words form the bedrock of our efforts, and this mission guides the efforts of NCEES every day.
This annual report highlights the ways that NCEES and its member boards worked together and with other organizations in 2017–18 to maintain a solid foundation and build a bright future for the professions. Setting the standard for the professions—providing leadership in professional licensure for engineers and surveyors through excellence in uniform laws, licensing standards, and professional ethics—is a key building block in NCEES efforts to advance licensure. Supporting the professions is also critical, and NCEES remains committed to ensuring that our licensing exams and member services, including the Records and Credentials Evaluations programs, continue to meet the needs of the professions. Building the future of the professions—including promoting careers in engineering and surveying as well as professional licensure—is central to ensuring that the professions continue to meet the needs of the U.S. public. We have an ambitious mission, but the dedication of our member board members and staff and exam development volunteers from across the country allow us to continue to make progress.