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About CESB

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CESB Vision Statement

Be a preferred accreditation body of certification programs for professionals in engineering and scientific specialties.

CESB Mission Statement

To enhance the credibility of certification programs for those in engineering and scientific specialty fields by establishing certification and ethical standards.



The Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) is an independent, voluntary membership body created for its member organizations who recognize, through specialty certification, the expertise of individuals practicing in engineering and related fields. Its creation on April 24, 1990 was the culmination of organizing work by volunteers from among the 130 attendees (23 organizations represented) who participated in the April 1988 National Conference on Engineering Specialty Certification.


CESB, as an accrediting body, provides:

  • basic criteria and guidelines for the establishment and operation of specialty certification programs for engineers, technologists, technicians, and related scientific

  • it serves as a recognizing body for organizations that certify individuals

  • it represents its members in communications and, when appropriate, in negotiations with public and private agencies, groups, and individuals with respect to matters of common interest

  • and it informs employers, specifiers, public officials, the public, and engineering and related practitioners of the benefits of specialty certification.


CESB is governed by the members through actions at its annual meeting and through an elected executive committee.


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