The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is a national non-profit organization composed of engineering and land surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states and territories. It is headquartered in Clemson, South Carolina. The NCEES is responsible for the administration of the exams that engineers must pass in order to get their Professional Engineer certification. These include:
The Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE or EIT) usually taken during college or soon after graduating is one of the first steps to becoming a registered Professional Engineer
The Principles and Practice of Engineering exam is a discipline specific exam required by most states to become a Professional Engineer. Typically this test is taken four or more years after completion of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
The Structural I exam
The Structural II exam
In addition, the NCEES assists with record keeping for those engineers who already have this certification. A Professional Engineer can request that NCEES submit his or her record to another state in order to be recognized as a Professional Engineer within that state. This process aids engineers by keeping their respective records in one place to transmit from state to state as they work on different jobs in different states.