Engineering and Technology accreditation is almost synanemous with  Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology  (ABET), the American Council for Higher Education Accreditation approved agency of 1936 vintage. 

ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

founded in 1932 as the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (ECPD), an engineering professional body dedicated to the education, accreditation, regulation and professional development of engineering professionals and students in the United States. In 1932, seven engineering societies founded the organization and contributed to ECPD’s original direction and focus . These included 

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, now the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • American Institute of Electrical Engineers (now IEEE)

  • Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, now the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

  • National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners (now NCEES)

Required documents  for ABET Accreditation 

Request a Readiness Review (RREv) – Complete the online RREv (one per commission) before October 1.

Preliminary Self-Study Report – Submit one Preliminary Self-Study Report along with one transcript per program by November 1 of the year before you plan to submit a Request for Evaluation (RFE) submission.

Transcript – Include one graduate’s official transcript from the most recent graduating class with the Preliminary Self-Study Report by November 1.

All materials must be submitted electronically to

No RREv or Preliminary Self-Study Report will be accepted after the November 1 deadline. An RREv submitted by November 1 without the required preliminary Self-Study Report and transcript will not be considered.

The UK based Institution of Engineering Technology IET    is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. IET Accreditation is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

Why choose the IET?

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community and IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council, covers a broad spectrum of engineering and technology subjects.  It is recognised around the world as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney accords, governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).  Departments with IET accredited programmes are eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

Washington Accord

The  Washington Accord  to which India became a full signatory in 2014, is  the omnibus  arrangement  where the signatory of the accord  is autonomous in the accreditation of engineering qualifications within its jurisdiction subject to WA standards, periodic assessment and monitoring visits and WA reviews.
From 1989 to date, below are WA signatories:
Australia -  Engineers Australia (1989) Canada -   Engineers Canada (1989) Chinese Taipei -  Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (2007)
Hong Kong China -   The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (1995)
Ireland -   Engineers Ireland (1989)
Japan -   Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (2005)
Korea -   Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (2007)
Malaysia - Board of Engineers Malaysia


New Zealand - Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (1989)

Russia -  Association for Engineering Education of Russia (2012)

Singapore -  Institution of Engineers Singapore (2006)

South Africa -  Engineering Council of South Africa (1999)

Turkey -  MUDEK (2011)

United Kingdom -  Engineering Council UK (1989)

United States -  Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (1989)

Sri Lanka -  Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (2014)

India -  National Board of Accreditation of All India (2014)

Organisations holding WA provisional status are: Bangladesh -  Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education Germany -  German Accreditation Agency for Study Programs in Engineering and Informatics Pakistan -  Pakistan Engineering Council Peru-  ICACIT (2014) is a joint effort of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IBM and the New York Hall of Science intended to provide the general public with on-line resources on accreditation of academic programs in engineering, engineering technology and computing. The portal is managed by the IEEE Educational Activities Board. The purposes of the portal are educational and informational and the target audience is Professionals with an interest in degree program accreditation in engineering, technology and computing; including Professional societies, Licensing bodies, Academic institutions, governmental bodies; and Employers/Industry.

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