Accreditation

     

    The Washington Accord, signed in 1989, is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. It recognizes the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of programs accredited by any of the signatory bodies be recognized by the other bodies as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering, normally of four years duration.

    Washington Accord Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

Country / Jurisdiction
Professional Body
Member Since
Website
Australia The Institution of Engineers Australia 
1989
Canada  Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
1989
Chinese Taipei Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan
2007
Hong Kong The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
1995
Ireland Institution of Engineers of Ireland
1989
Japan Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education
2005
Malaysia Board of Engineers Malaysia
2009
New Zealand The Institution of Professional Engineers, New Zealand
1989
Russia Russian Association for Engineering Education
2012
Singapore Institution of Engineers Singapore
2006
South Africa Engineering Council of South Africa
1999
South Korea Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea
2007
Turkey Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs
2011
United Kingdom The Engineering Council (EC)
1989
United States  Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology
1989

    Notes:

    Organisations holding provisional status have been identified as having qualification accreditation or recognition procedures that are potentially suitable for the purposes of the Accord; those organisations are further developing those procedures with the goal of achieving signatory status in due course; qualifications accredited or recognised by organisations holding provisional status are not recognised by the signatories 

Country Represented by
Bangladesh Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education
Germany  German Accreditation Agency for Study Programs in Engineering and Informatics
India National Board of Accreditation of All India Council for Technical Education
Pakistan Pakistan Engineering Council
Sri Lanka Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka