A Network of Experts

Improving Technical Education

ABET accreditation would not be possible without our experts—professionals from industry, academia, and government dedicated to contributing to their professions through the ongoing improvement of the quality of technical education.

We rely on our experts to evaluate program materials, visit campuses, and participate in accreditation decisions. Most begin their service as Program Evaluators, or PEVs, who do the hands-on work of accrediting approximately 3,400 programs at nearly 700 institutions in 28 countries. Those with the strongest leadership abilities are promoted into the ranks of the Commissions, each serving as a Team Chair – responsible for leading teams of evaluators.

More than 2,200 dedicated technical professionals from academia, industry, and government form the heart of our peer-based accreditation services. These well-respected experts are the face of ABET, representing us at campuses around the world.

To meet the worldwide demand for ABET accreditation, we are expanding the number of program evaluators.


Thousands of technical professionals give their time and expertise because they care deeply about the quality of technical education and believe the accreditation process enhances both individual programs and the professions.

There are many reasons to become a PEV. Read Volunteer Spotlight testimonials to learn more about the people who make ABET one of the leading accreditors in the world.

The experience of serving on a review team can be both personally and professionally rewarding because it offers opportunities to:

  • Help assure ABET accreditation criteria reflect contemporary practice and the expectations of the technical professions and their key constituents;
  • Gain insight into “best practices” and trends in technical education and the particular characteristics of individual schools and programs; and
  • Benefit from interaction and networking with committed peers beyond the usual boundaries of geography, sector, and discipline.

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Your Member Society’s Criteria

We don’t select our evaluators directly. Nominations for ABET PEVs come through our member societies. Learn more about PEV nomination requirements, and any criteria for service specific to your member society.


Earn Professional Development Hours

In many cases, your participation in ABET workshops, training, and symposia can earn professional development hours to fulfill licensing or certification requirements.