Press Release

Pearson VUE enters agreement with National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

BLOOMINGTON, MN, July 29, 2020 – Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, has today announced that it has renewed its agreement with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the nonprofit organization responsible for the development of the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country.

Under the agreement, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Fundamentals of Surveying (FS), Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS), and computer-based Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams will be delivered through Pearson VUE’s owned-and-operated network of Pearson Professional Centers and other select locations as determined by NCEES.

NCEES and Pearson VUE formed its measurement and test delivery partnership in 2012 focusing on converting the FE and FS exams from paper-based to computer-based test delivery starting January of 2014.

Eric D’Astolfo, Vice President, Business Development at Pearson VUE said: “We are delighted that the NCEES has entered into another long-term agreement with Pearson VUE. NCEES exams for licensure are widely recognized as reliable measures of candidates’ competence. We are very pleased with our successful collaboration on NCEES’ ongoing transition to computer-based testing.”

“NCEES is pleased to extend our agreement with Pearson VUE to transition our exams to a computer-based format,” said David Cox, chief executive officer of NCEES. “The benefits of year-round testing have never been more important than they are today due to the impact of COVID-19. We look forward to completing the transition process and being able to provide more testing opportunities to our examinees.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 16 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers as well as online testing in over 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit For more information, please visit

About National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying®
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, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.

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. For more information, please visit

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Alexander Wessendorff, Global PR & Communications Manager, Pearson VUE
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