The mutual recognition of accrediting systems throughout the world supports our mission to improve technical education worldwide and foster the mobility of students and graduates.
Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), often known as “accords,” are non-governmental agreements among organizations that accredit academic degree programs.
These agreements recognize the substantial equivalency of participating organizations’ accreditation processes and their graduates’ preparedness to begin professional practice at the entry level.
Substantial equivalency means that the accreditation systems have comparable standards, outcomes, and processes, even though they may not be identical.
We are a signatory to five MRAs:
- The bilateral agreement between Engineers Canada and ABET (for engineering programs)
- The multilateral Washington Accord (for engineering programs)
- The multilateral Seoul Accord (for computing programs)
- The multilateral Sydney Accord (for bachelor degree-level engineering technology programs)
- The multilateral Dublin Accord (for associate degree-level engineering technician programs)