From the President

“I think what we have to do as a council is unite and develop solutions to issues that will benefit everyone in the future.”

David Widmer, P.L.S.

Since 1920, our organization has been dedicated to working together to achieve more. The Council’s 70 member licensing boards collaborate to make this organization a leading voice in professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. There is power in our collaboration. Together, we consider issues from different angles and find better solutions. Together, we can reach further and accomplish more.

Our cooperation has made a strong national organization, but it has made our individual boards stronger in the process as well. The member boards of NCEES learn from one another. They discuss common problems and find answers. There’s no better way for a member board to find out how other boards are addressing issues—perhaps issues that board hasn’t even thought of yet. Banding together also allows us to offer licensing exams and services to support licensure and facilitate mobility for our jurisdictions.

NCEES has taken a new approach to its leadership this year though its collaboration with young professionals. The Emerging Engineers and Surveyors Group is giving us new insight into how people entering the professions view the licensure process. They are helping us find new ways to encourage people to get licensed and then help them down that path. I appreciate their willingness to share our commitment and help us shape the future of professional licensure.

This annual report highlights the various ways that NCEES has led with purpose in the 2014–15 fiscal year. We do not strive to be leaders for the sake of leading, but rather to allow NCEES and its member boards to fulfill their missions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Our work has taken us in a variety of directions, but it remains focused on the central goal of advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors.

It has been a true honor to serve as president of NCEES. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve in the future by continuing to work together.

David Widmer, P.L.S.
2014–15 NCEES President