Determining professional competence

NCEES member boards rely on the organization’s licensing exams to provide a uniform standard for measuring professional competence. These exams include the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams for engineering licensure and the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams for surveying licensure. Staff, psychometricians, and professional engineering and surveying subject-matter experts work together to ensure that NCEES exams continue to be reliable measures of candidates’ competence.