NICET's Board of Governors meets twice each year to set strategic goals and establish operating policies for NICET. Seven of the Board members are knowledgeable in the fields of engineering and engineering technology, while the eighth represents the general public.
Board members are selected through a multi-faceted nomination process. In response to vacancy announcements issued by NICET, the Interest Groups of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and other engineering societies nominate three candidates from the field of engineering. The Institute accepts nominations for the four engineering technology candidates from the American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and other technician and technologist membership organizations. Self-nominations by NICET certificants and NSPE members are also accepted. After reviewing nominees' credentials, including industry experience, and other organization activity, current Board members make a recommendation to NSPE's President, who makes the final appointments. A term on the Board lasts three years, and Board members may serve up to two consecutive terms.
The 2021–22 NICET Board of Governors are:
Michael Aitken, PE
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Chris Butts, PE-FPE, SET, CFPS, ARM
Paul Flannigan, SET, CFPS, CWBSP
New Castle, DE
David Madole, CT, SET, CFPS
Randall Over, PE
Middleburg Heights, OH
Robert Price, PE, FNSPE
St. George, UT