Focus on common causes

Increasing international influence

The focus of NCEES extends beyond national boundaries. Expanding the use of NCEES licensing exams outside the United States as an outcomes assessment tool and as a means to determine minimum competency are key objectives in the NCEES strategic plan. In 2016–17, NCEES collaborated with other organizations internationally to achieve these objectives and promote mobility.

NCEES continued its work with the International Engineering Alliance (IEA), an umbrella organization that coordinates seven international agreements for engineering education and mobility. NCEES represents the United States in two of these agreements: the International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Engineers Agreement.

As a signatory of the APEC agreement and IPEA, NCEES is required to have a registry to assist U.S.-based professional engineers who are seeking recognition in any of the countries that are members of these two mobility accords. At the close of 2016–17, the NCEES International Registry included 478 active professional engineer members.

Current International agreements

NCEES has agreements to administer NCEES exams in the following countries:

  • Canada (Alberta, British Columbia*, Manitoba*, New Brunswick*, Nova Scotia*, Prince Edward Island*, Saskatchewan)
  • Egypt
  • Emirate of Sharjah
  • Japan
  • Qatar*
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey

*FE exam only