NCEES Seeks Young Engineers and Surveyors
NCEES is currently seeking young engineers and surveyors to help shape the future of licensure. Application deadline: April 1, 2015.
Beginning October 1, 2014, applications for licensure by comity for professional engineering and land surveying will require submission of a current verification of licensure from the base state even if the applicant is submitting an NCEES record.
NCEES Approves Revised Approach to Education Initiative
The licensing boards that make up NCEES have voted to modify the approach to requiring additional education for initial licensure originally intended to be effective in 2020. The additional education requirement called for an engineering licensure candidate to obtain a master's degree or its equivalent before intial licensure. This latest decision means that in 2020 the NCEES Model Law and Model Rules will continue to require and engineering bachelor's degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program to fulfill the education requirement for engineering licensure.
On May 13, 2014, Governor Dayton signed into law changes to the Board's statutes. These changes are effective August 1, 2014. The Bill includes the following modifications: (1) the continuing education requirement (for renewal of licenses/certificates in 2016); (2) the definition of land surveying; (3) the protection of the "professional engineer" title; and (4) other housekeeping updates.