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Continual improvement

Refining the process for continual improvement will ensure that the accreditation system stays responsive to the evolving needs of Canada’s engineering profession. This work will systematize tools currently in use and create a baseline for the measure of future improvements to accreditation and the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. Stakeholders will benefit from:

  • A more accessible, transparent, and reliable feedback process
  • More proactive processes for identifying, prioritizing, and responding to feedback
  • Improved communication when changes occur

News on continual improvement

June 2019

Before the end of 2019, the CEAB will be holding consultations on several key areas: engineering design, the role of the general visitor in accreditation visits, and criteria 3.4: Curriculum content and quality. During the summer, Engineers Canada will be reaching out to stakeholder groups to invite them to participate in these consultations. We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact us at

March 2019

After addressing a first round of suggestions for improvements provided to us by higher education institutions, this month we’ve begun moving the continual improvement process developed through AIP into our regular accreditation operations. The CEAB Secretariat records all feedback sent to Engineers Canada through accreditation stakeholders, and issues are subsequently prioritized for follow-up.

February 2019

As part of the AIP, we have identified accreditation improvements suggested by stakeholders that can be easily implemented with a sizable benefit. Based on this analysis, several such improvements have either been completed or are currently underway.

January 2019

The volunteer experience survey we distributed following our autumn visit cycle has now closed. We are pleased to report a 35 per cent response rate. We have begun analyzing the responses.  These findings will help inform the next steps in refining our volunteer support process. For those respondents who completed the survey and provided an email, we will be sending out details of our analysis when it is complete.  

January 2019

Is there any sign regulators like PEO and Engineers & Geoscientists BC are becoming more receptive to outcome-based process review? We understand the question to be asking if the regulators are becoming more comfortable with outcomes only-based accreditation.  Emphasis on the minimum path is still going to remain an important part of the accreditation criteria. The regulators seem to be becoming more comfortable with criteria 3.1 and 3.2. When will the Exhibit 1 Update and Excel Workbook from the 2019 visit be ready?

For more information

For more information contact , the accreditation team at