In light of the ever-changing nature of public health restrictions across the country, the CEAB decided at its February 6 meeting that the 2021/2022 accreditation cycle would occur virtually. The CEAB is confident that virtual accreditation visits maintain the same level of rigour as those conducted in-person. In making their decision, the CEAB considered the risks of planning for in-person visits that may be cancelled, the availability and flexibility of the volunteer pool, and the resource capacities of programs, the CEAB, and the CEAB Secretariat. This decision provides the benefit of certainty for all of those involved in the accreditation visit process.
Building on the experiences of virtual visits that are occurring in the 2020/2021 cycle, the Guide for the Virtual Evaluation of an Engineering Program will be updated and circulated to programs to be visited in 2021/2022.