How many licensed professional engineers live in California? How many people took the Fundamentals of Engineering exam last year, and what was the pass rate?

The official source of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) for engineering and surveying licensure statistics, NCEES Squared has the answers. This new annual publication is designed to make licensure data available to a wide audience, including educators, employers and the general public. It includes information about the number of U.S. licensees, exam volume and pass rates for NCEES exams, the average age of examinees, and much more.

The term “squared” refers to “being direct, honest and in good order,” explains Jerry Carter, NCEES chief executive officer. “Recent technology enhancements now allow us to analyze more data. We wanted to offer a straightforward account of our 2013-14 fiscal year through data that measure where licensure is today and the trends we are seeing. We hope this information will help more people understand licensure and its importance to our everyday lives.”

Visit to download the inaugural issue of NCEES Squared.



The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states and territories, and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the U.S. public.

Based in Clemson, S.C., NCEES helps its member licensing boards carry out their duties to regulate the professions of engineering and surveying. It develops best-practice models for state licensure laws and regulations, and promotes uniformity among the states. It develops and administers the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country. It also provides services to help licensed engineers and surveyors practice their professions in other U.S. states and territories.