Licensure Boards Spell Out Raise the Bar Position

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NCEES LogoThe National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) represents member licensure boards from 55 state and territory jurisdictions, whose representatives gather annually to vote on policy direction.


Over many years in its role of protecting the public, NCEES and its licensure committees have recognized the future need for additional education beyond the undergraduate degree as the minimum educational standard for entry into licensed practice. At their annual meeting in 2006, the NCEES members voted to add language to the model state licensure law requiring the master’s or equivalent 30 credits to enter professional engineering practice. In 2014, the members of NCEES considered administrative issues surrounding comity and voted to express their support in the form of a position statement instead of in the model law itself.


Those engineering professionals charged with protecting the public health, safety, and welfare—the NCEES delegates from state engineering licensure boards—have put their pen to paper for the future.


It’s time to Raise the Bar for engineering.


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