NCEES Survey Seeks Input from Structural Engineers for Professional Exam

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is seeking licensed structural engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study (also known as PAKS) for its Structural Engineering exam. The results of this online survey will be used to update specifications for the exam, which is used by various U.S. states and territories for licensing purposes.

NCEES requires a cross section of licensed professional engineers practicing structural engineering—including those working in industry, consulting, the public sector and academia—to complete the online survey, which will help determine the knowledge and skills required of a licensed structural engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience to practice in a manner that safeguards the health, safety and welfare of the public. The survey can be completed in about 45 minutes.

“These studies help NCEES ensure its licensing exams remain relevant to current professional practice,” explained director of exam services Tim Miller. “The value of this PAKS depends on the number of people who participate, so NCEES is eager to get a large response from professional engineers across all areas of structural engineering.”

To access the online survey, go to Responses must be received by May 1, 2016. For more information, contact NCEES exam development engineer Jason J. Gamble at or 864.624.5475.