Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board was established by Engineers Canada in 1965 to accredit undergraduate engineering programs that provide the academic requirements necessary for licensure as a professional engineer in Canada. The Accreditation Board also plays a key role in Engineers Canada's international activities by assessing the equivalency of the accreditation systems used in other nations relative to the Canadian system, and by monitoring the accreditation systems employed by the engineering bodies which have entered into mutual recognition agreements with Engineers Canada. Through the Accreditation Board’s activities, the Canadian criteria and procedures for accrediting undergraduate engineering programs are now recognized around the world. As a result, a number of engineering institutions in other countries have expressed an interest in having their engineering programs evaluated by the Accreditation Board using its accreditation criteria and procedures. These types of evaluations are completed by Accreditation Board members, using Accreditation Board criteria, are comparable, but not identical, to accreditation within Canada, and are called Substantial Equivalency Evaluations.
In addition to advising Engineers Canada on all matters related to engineering education, the Accreditation Board works closely with Canadian universities to ensure that graduates of accredited engineering programs have the skills they need to become productive members of the profession. It also offers advice to universities developing new engineering programs, to help the universities ensure that those programs ultimately meet the criteria for accreditation by Engineers Canada. As part of this process, Engineers Canada produces an annual report outlining the accreditation criteria and procedures. The report lists the Canadian undergraduate engineering programs that are currently, or have ever been, accredited. It also describes the work and composition of the teams of volunteers who conduct program evaluation visits to Canadian universities on the Accreditation Board's behalf. The Accreditation Criteria and Procedures Report can be viewed on this site. Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Board Secretariat, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Accreditation Board is assisted in its work by several sub-committees, including its Executive Committee, Policies and Procedures Committee, and Nominating Committee.