The Accord and Its Purpose
- An agreement that was put in place by a number of international signatories, recognizing their approaches and systems for accrediting engineering programs as comparable.
- By extension, the parties intended for the substantial equivalence of these programs to be recognized in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level in their respective countries.
Purpose: To facilitate the expeditious review of the academic credentials of an applicant engineer from one party by the licensing/regulatory body of another party.
Robust Accreditation Monitoring
The accreditation processes of each signatory’s country are monitored every 3-6 years to ensure they maintain their comparability with all member signatories. Our CEAB members are involved in this ongoing diligence in other countries.
The Intended Benefits from the Accord
- Increased familiarity with applications arising from signatory countries ( ‘know what to expect’)
- Confidence in the accreditation systems in all signatories
- Intended to expedite academic portion of application reviews
Signatories to the Accord (Year of membership)
- Australia - Represented by Engineers Australia (1989)
- Canada - Represented by Engineers Canada (1989)
- China - Represented by China Association for Science and Technology (2016)
- Chinese Taipei - Represented by Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (2007)
- Hong Kong China - Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (1995)
- India - Represented by National Board of Accreditation (2014)
- (Applies only to programmes accredited by NBA offered by education providers accepted by NBA as Tier 1 institutions.)
- Ireland - Represented by Engineers Ireland (1989)
- Japan - Represented by Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (2005)
- Korea - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (2007)
- Malaysia - Represented by Board of Engineers Malaysia (2009)
- New Zealand - Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (1989)
- Russia - Represented by Association for Engineering Education of Russia (2012)
- Singapore - Represented by Institution of Engineers Singapore (2006)
- South Africa - Represented by Engineering Council of South Africa (1999)
- Sri Lanka - Represented by Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (2014)
- Turkey - Represented by MUDEK (2011)
- United Kingdom - Represented by Engineering Council UK (1989)
- United States - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (1989)
For more information: www.ieaagreements.org/Washington-Accord