The Accreditation Board is committed to consulting with regulators, higher education institutions, Engineering Deans Canada, undergraduate engineering students, and other stakeholders. Through a variety of consultations, stakeholders provide different perspectives that contribute to shaping changes made to the CEAB accreditation criteria, policies, and/or procedures. 

Reports and closed consultations

Topic Brief description Consultation report with recommendations Supporting document(s)
(2022) Gathering Voices – Engineering Deans Canada On May 16th 2022, Engineers Canada and Coeuraj were invited to join the annual Spring Meeting of EDC, to facilitate a 90-minute collaborative session to determine the purpose and scope of accreditation and to chart a path forward for the system. Gathering Voices – Engineering Deans Canada: Key Questions N/A
(2022) Benchmarking the Canadian Engineering Accreditation System In support of Engineers Canada’s strategic priority to Investigate and Validate the Purpose and Scope of Accreditation, this report provides a benchmarking of the accreditation systems of comparator jurisdictions (Australia, France, Malaysia, and Poland,) and comparator regulated professions within Canada (Information Technology and Processing Professionals, Nursing, and Social Work). Benchmarking the Canadian Engineering Accreditation System Report N/A
(2022) Current and Emerging Practices in Engineering Education Engineering regulators have asked Engineers Canada to undertake a strategic priority to Investigate and validate the purpose and scope of accreditation. The goal of this priority is to understand the perspectives of stakeholders, confirm requirements, and propose a path forward that will meet the needs of regulators while keeping current with the realities of engineering education. In support of this strategic priority, the following report provides a synthesis of current and emergent practices in engineering education within Canada and internationally. Current and Emerging Practices in Engineering Education Report N/A
(2021) CEAB 30 by 30 Working Group Report Engineers Canada's Strategic Priority 3: Recruitment, retention, and professional development of women in the engineering professionhighlights the need to drive cultural change in the engineering profession in order to attain the goal of "30 by 30". This report includes recommendations for how CEAB accreditation can assist in advancing a culture more conducive to the 30 by 30 goals. The CEAB 30 by 30 Working Group Report  
(2021) Required Visit Materials Working Group Report To determine a consistent set of required materials for CEAB visits has been on the Minimum Path and Weakest Link principles and based on best practices of audits. Balancing the needs of CEAB visiting teams with the resource concerns expressed by HEIs. Consultation Report: The Required Materials for a CEAB Visit Working Group The Required Materials for a CEAB Visit Working Group Report
(2020) Interpretive statement on licensure expectations and requirements (clauses 8 and 9) At the request of the EDC, the P&P Committee reviewed elements of the Interpretive Statement on licensure expectations and requirements.  Changes were proposed and adopted which ensure the Interpretive Statement reflects modern pedagogical practices when counting AUs. Consultation report: Interpretive Statement on Licensure
Expectations and Requirements Consultation
(2020) Engineering Design Task Force To develop a single, accurate, and comprehensive definition of and interpretive statement on "Engineering Design" as it relates to Graduate Attribute #4: Design and "design" as a curriculum component. Report on the 2020 consultation of the Engineering Design Task Force Initial report: Engineering design task force report
(2019) Beyond the AU Engineers Canada paper recommendations This paper proposes that the curriculum measurement for minimum engineering program length and for curriculum elements be decoupled. This paper recommended the minimum program AU requirement be 1,850 AUs based on a four-year model program. This paper recommended a percentage approach to define minimum curriculum elements be adopted. This paper recommended that a model four-year program schedule

Report on the 2019 consultation on the Curriculum content measurement:Beyond the AU paper recommendations

Initial report: Curriculum content measurement: Beyond the AU
(2018) Statistical analysis on the time-variance of accreditation units (2001-2017) The objective of this report is to analyze and assess statistically significant trends in the time variance of accreditation units (AU) allocated by engineering programs in Canada. Through this analysis, the aim is to provide a clearer picture of the efforts required by postsecondary institutions to adapt to changing academic requirement criteria, as established by Engineers Canada, over time. Statistical Analysis on the Time-Variance of Accreditation Units (2001-2017) N/A
(2018) AU Task Force Report The review of the definition of the Accreditation Unit (AU) to identify and define a process to evolve AUs to cope with the changes in engineering education. Report on the AU Task Force's 2018 consultation Initial report: AU Task Force report to Engineers Canada