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Society Requirements for Program Evaluator Candidates

In addition to ABET qualifications and training, many ABET Member Societies have additional requirements, which are listed below. If you have any questions about society-specific requirements, please contact your society liaison.

AAEES – American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

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Qualifications
Applicants must be a:

  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer;
  • Member of American Academy of Environmental Engineers (Active), and
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Active).

Additional Society-Required Training
Applicants must perform a self-study of AAEES’s Environmental Engineering Body of Knowledge and ABET’s Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs, Program Criteria for Environmental Engineering Programs. The AAEES Training Mentor measures the applicant’s understanding of the program criteria by discussion.

Recruitment Timeline
There are no AAEES-specific timelines, but AAEES recommends that application be made through ABET no later than March 1.

Society Contact
David A. Chin
dchin@miami.edu
305.284.3508

AAMI – Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

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Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be dedicated to improving education of the HTM profession
  • support AAMI’s mission statement, vision, and values
  • Be A AAMI member
  • Have an academic degree appropriate for field – Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science; Masters, PE, CCE, CBET, CRES, CLES or CHTM preferred
  • Have five years of contemporary professional experience in healthcare technology. Academic faculty who instruct HTM-related courses meet the professional experience criteria
  • Be approved by Healthcare Technology Accreditation Committee
  • Meet ABET PEV criteria including technically current, effective communicator, interpersonally skilled, team-oriented, professional, and organized

Additional Society-Required Training
Applicants must complete a self-study of the HTAC accreditation criteria.

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Sherrie Schulte, CAE
sschulte@aami.org

ACerS – American Ceramic Society’s National Institute of Ceramic Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicants should be a member of both ACerS and NICE.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contacts
Marcia Stout
mstout@ceramics.org
614.794.5821

William (Bill) Hammetter
wfhamme@sandia.gov
505.272.7603

Harrie Stevens
stevenshj@alfred.edu
607.962.0799

AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Qualifications

  • Current membership in AIAA and membership for at least the 3 previous years
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in aerospace, aeronautics and/or astronautics acquired in industry, academe, government or some combination of these sectors
  • An educational and/or professional background that includes significant experience with aerospace, aeronautical and/or astronautical engineering education as evidenced at least one of the following: (1) one or more degrees in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering, (2) participation in AIAA educational activities, or (3) other substantial engagement with aerospace related engineering education.
  • Direct experience with one or more of the disciplines listed in the ABET Program Criteria for aeronautical or astronautical engineering.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contacts
William Garrard
wgarrard@aem.umn.edu
612.625.9002

Stephen Brock
stephenb@aiaa.org
703.264.7536

AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Qualifications
Program evaluators must be current members of AIChE.

Additional Society-Required Training
After completion of ABET’s Program Evaluator Candidate Training, applicants must participate in an accreditation visit as an observer in order to receive final approval as an AIChE program evaluator. Successful applicants are generally nominated for an observation visit in the fall immediately following their ABET training. All AIChE program evaluators receive annual instructions with updated program-specific criteria interpretation and other information.

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Randy Lewis
randy.lewis@byu.edu
801.422.7863

AIHA – American Industrial Hygiene Association

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Qualifications and Training
An AIHA Program Evaluator must be an AIHA member in good standing and be certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist. AIHA strongly encourages potential volunteers to attend the AIHA yearly meeting on the Sunday evening prior to the start of the annual conference, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition.

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Nando Perez
hrp22@drexel.edu
267.359.6083

ANS – American Nuclear Society

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Qualifications
Applicants:

  • should be graduates of an ABET-accredited nuclear engineering or nuclear engineering technology program,
  • must be national members of ANS, and
  • have a strong interest in academic accreditation activities.

Additional Society-Required Training
Each program evaluator candidate is highly encouraged to go on an observer visit.

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Youssef Shatilla
yshatilla@masdar.ac.ae
708.579.8216

ASABE – American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

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For information about qualifications, training, and timeline, contact:
Mark Crossley
crossley@asabe.org
269.932.7002

Michael Hirschi
hirschim@waterborne-env.com
217.378.5148

Mary Leigh Wolfe
mlwolfe@vt.edu
540.231.6092

ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicants must have:

  • A demonstrated interest in improving engineering education;
  • Current registration as a professional engineer in the United States;
  • At least 10 years of experience in the practice of engineering (e.g., in industry, private practice, construction, engineering education);
  • A willingness to conduct visits and perform all associated activities in accordance with ASCE and ABET requirements.
  • Membership in ASCE at the Member or Fellow grade.

For information about qualifications, training, and timeline, contact:
Dion Coward
dcoward@asce.org
703.295.6267

ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education

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Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Be a member or fellow of the ASEE, except that an employee of a corporate member of ASEE may be selected as a program evaluator. The President of the ASEE, upon recommendation of the chair of the ASEE/AAC, may waive this requirement in individual cases;
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of academic, business, or government experience in engineering or engineering technology;
  • Have appropriate technical competence;
  • Have current familiarity with and an interest in programs for which ASEE is the lead society;
  • Analytical ability, communication skills, and personal maturity commensurate with the requirements of an evaluator’s assignments;
  • Be sensitive to the needs and potentialities of women and minorities with respect to engineering and engineering technology education and the associated professions;
  • Have formal education to the master’s degree level or the Ph.D. level, or recognized distinction in the practice of engineering and/or engineering technology;
  • Have a stated willingness and ability to accept a six-year appointment as an evaluator and attend ABET required training workshops;
  • Have a stated willingness and ability to conduct visits and all associated activities in accordance with the requirements, established by ABET and the ASEE through the ASEE/AAC, governing accreditation visits, including absence of impeding conflicts of interest, as defined by ABET; and
  • In the case of an academic nominee/applicant, be associated with an engineering or engineering technology program accredited by either the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) or the ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC).
    • In support of building a pool of reviewers available for a growing number of programs outside the US, the above requirement can be waived by ASEE/AAC for persons based outside the US who will undergo visitor training.
    • Additionally, in support of building a more diverse pool of domestic reviewers, the above requirement can be waived by ASEE/AAC for persons based within the US who will undergo visitor training.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
Applications are collected throughout the year. The annual application deadline is end of December. Applicants will be notified by March 1 of the following year

Society Contact
Ashok Agrawal
a.agrawal@asee.org
202.331.3552

ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

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Qualifications
ASHRAE looks for persons active in academia and industry who are interested in improving engineering education through the ABET accreditation process. Program Evaluators must be current members of ASHRAE at Member of Fellow grade. Program Evaluators must also have an engineering degree in the HVAC&R field.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

Society Contact
Katie Thomson
kthomson@ashrae.org
678.539.1212

ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Be a member of ASME.
  • Have formal education to at least the master’s degree level (Ph.D. preferred) in mechanical engineering or closely related field.
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of significant academic, industry, and/or government experience in engineering.

If selected, the role of the Program Evaluator (PEV) requires formal training, an observation visit, and a minimum of a five-year commitment to serve.
To keep ASME/ABET PEVs current and active, the society annually selects and supports only as many new PEVs as are necessary to meet projected demand and attrition.

The work of accreditation is highly important and a rewarding contribution to the profession. Quality is paramount, as is continuous improvement. Please understand that PEV performance is formally appraised and shared during training, on the ramp-up Observation Visit, and in the course of each and every accreditation visit thereafter. Each selected PEV candidate will be partnered with an experienced mentor.

In support of ABET’s global growth, individually selected, highly experienced ASME/PEVs participate in accreditation visits outside the U.S. ASME also selects and deploys a limited number of PEVs from outside the U.S. to serve on accreditation teams assessing ME and related degree programs at U.S. institutions. PEV candidates for such positions must meet the above criteria, be demonstrably professionally fluent in written and spoken English, and possess at least one academic degree from a U.S. institution.

For information about training and timeline, contact:
Aisha Lawrey
lawreya@asme.org
212.591.7559

ASSE – American Society of Safety Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicants should have an advanced degree in a safety-related discipline.

Additional Society-Required Training
Please consult the society contact for more information.

Recruitment Timeline
Applications are reviewed in March or April.

Society Contact
Laura Clements
lclements@asse.org
847.768.3451

BMES – Biomedical Engineering Society

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Qualifications
Applicants should have 10 or more years of post-graduation experience in a bio/biomedical engineering position. An applicant must be a member of BMES and/or at least one of the cooperating societies.

Additional Society-Required Training
BMES assigns a consultant to each program evaluator scheduled for a visit in any given accreditation cycle. The consultant is available to address immediate questions about the visit.

Recruitment Timeline
Program evaluator applications should be submitted through the ABET application process by December 31. Applications are reviewed annually in January.

Society Contact
John Gassert
gassert@msoe.edu
301.459.1999

CMAA – Construction Management Association of America

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Qualifications

  • A demonstrated interest in improving construction management education
  • A willingness to conduct visits and perform all associated activities in accordance with CMAA and ABET requirements
  • Membership in CMAA

CM Practitioner PEV applicants must:

  • Be currently certified by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI) as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM); or, be a member of the CMAA College of Fellows

Academic PEV applicants must:

  • An academic PEV must hold an associate professor or professor rank and have a minimum of ten (10) years academic experience in Construction Management
  • A formal education to at least the master’s degree level (Ph.D. preferred)

Society Contact
Mariam Ghaussy, CMP
mghaussy@cmaanet.org
703.677.3366

CSAB – Computing Sciences Accreditation Board

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Qualifications
All applicants must have membership in the ACM or the IEEE/CS, and additional professional involvement is preferred. Good communication skills are necessary.

For Academic Program Evaluators

  • Evaluators need to be able to participate effectively in an evaluation. They need to understand the academic and curricular issues in depth.
  • An academic PEV must hold an associate professor or professor rank in a computing discipline, or equivalent.

Preferably, an academic PEV should have the following:

  • Continuing contact with undergraduate computing students (e.g., teaching and advising)
  • Experience in evaluating and/or defining computing programs, preferably active involvement in preparing for CSAB accreditation

For Industrial Program Evaluators

  • Evaluators need to be able to participate effectively in an evaluation. They need to understand the academic and curricular issues in depth.
  • An industrial PEV must hold at least a master’s degree and have at least one degree in a computing discipline.

Preferably, an industrial PEV should have the following:

  • Five years of experience as a working practitioner in a computing-related field
  • Recent contact with B.S. computing graduates
  • Experience in evaluating the graduates of B.S. computing programs (e.g., recruiting, hiring, interviewing, and supervising them)

Other useful experiences include:

  • One year of management experience in a computing-related discipline
  • Experience in evaluating computing programs (e.g., industrial advisory committees, curriculum committees, undergraduate teaching experience)
  • Experience in evaluating the criteria for success in a computing career (e.g., career monitoring, academic advisory activities, making hiring and promotion decisions)

Additional Society-Required Training
Program criteria training in computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering.

Recruitment Timeline
Applications are due December 31.

Society Contact
csab@csab.org

IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Qualifications and Additional Training
Please see the IEEE website for detailed information.

Recruitment Timeline
Applications are collected throughout the year. The annual application deadline is mid-November. Applicants will be notified by March 31 of the following year.

Society Contact
eab-accred@ieee.org

IISE – Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Hold at least one degree from an ABET-accredited program in industrial engineering or a closely related discipline area (e.g., engineering management, operations research).
  • Be a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Additional Society-Required Training
Applicants must complete both Industrial Engineering Program Criteria training (via email) and an observer visit before appointment as an IISE ABET program evaluator.

Recruitment Timeline
Candidates are identified from January to March.
Industrial Engineering Program Criteria training is conducted in June and July.
Observer visits are scheduled for September through December.

Society Contact
Bonnie Cameron
bcameron@iise.org
770.449.0461 x105

INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering

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Qualifications
Applicants should be active members of INCOSE who have demonstrated an interest in education, either at the local chapter level or at the international level through activities such as participation at the annual International Workshop or the annual International Symposium. Applicants should also contact INCOSE’s liaison to ABET, sjsutton.243@comast.net, to determine if their background fits current program evaluator team requirements.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Stephen J. Sutton
sjsutton.234@comcast.net
410.721.0679

ISA – International Society of Automation

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Qualifications
Applicants must have experience in automation, process control, instrumentation, measurement, and other similar disciplines.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
October through March

Society Contact
Dalton Wilson
dwilson@isa.org
919.990.9260

MRS – Materials Research Society

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Qualifications
The Materials Research Society works with ACerS NICE and TMS. Please refer to these two societies for information on specific qualifications.

Additional Society-Required Training
Additional training is conducted at the Materials Research Society spring and fall meetings.

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Pamela Hupp
hupp@mrs.org

NSPS – National Society of Professional Surveyors

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For information on qualifications, training, and timeline, contact:
Jason G. Racette, PLS
jgracette@aol.com
860.826.2900

SAE International – Society of Automotive Engineers

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For information on qualifications, training, and timeline, contact:
Allison Hostetler
ahostetler@sae.org
724.772.4079

SFPE – Society of Fire Protection Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicants must be SPFE Professional Members.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Chris Jelenewicz
chris@sfpe.org
301.718.2910 x108

SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers

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For information about qualifications, training, and timeline, contact:
Suzy Marzano
smarzano@sme.org
313.425.3237
Fax: 313.425.3415

SME-AIME – Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

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Qualifications
Program Evaluator applicants must:

  • Be SME members in good standing
  • Complete the SME training offered at each Annual Meeting regarding the program-specific criteria for geological engineering and mining engineering
  • Successfully complete an observation visit with an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

In addition, applicants will most likely participate in an accreditation visit for a civil engineering program as an observer.

Additional Society-Required Training
All Program Evaluators are required to attend a training session every other year, which is conducted at the SME Annual Meeting in late February.

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Mona Vandervoort
vandervoort@smenet.org
303.948.4227

SNAME – Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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Qualifications
Applicant must be a SNAME member.

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
None

For information about qualifications, training and timeline, contact:
James Harbach
harbachjp@yahoo.com
516.759.1476

SPE – Society of Petroleum Engineers

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Qualifications
Employment in work related to the petroleum industry AND one of the following:

  • A university degree equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or basic or applied sciences
  • A two-year science or engineering degree or a four-year degree in a field other than science or engineering
  • Six years of active practice in support of petroleum engineering or in the application of science to the petroleum industry

Additional Society-Required Training
None

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Tom Whipple
twhipple@spe.org
972.952.9452

SPIE – International Society for Optics and Photonics

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Qualifications
Applicants for SPIE PEV service shall meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Member of SPIE in good standing
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of academic, business, or government experience in optical or photonics engineering
  • MS/PhD or equivalent experience preferred
  • Substantial involvement with an institution having ABET accredited engineering programs or working experience with graduates from engineering programs and interest in optics and photonics education
  • Ability to attend and complete PEV training
  • Willingness to serve as a PEV for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Ability to participate in a minimum of one (1) accreditation visit every two (2) years, on average

Recruitment Timeline
None

Society Contact
Kathleen Robinson
kathleen@spie.org
360.685.5449

TMS – The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

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Qualifications
Once a program evaluator applicant is approved, TMS requests that they become TMS members and attend accreditation committee meetings held twice a year.

Additional Society-Required Training
TMS requires program evaluators to attend TMS refresher training once every two years to remain on the active list. TMS refresher training sessions are held at the TMS Annual Meeting in the spring and at the Materials Science and Technology Conference in the fall. Additional training may be held at other times.

Recruitment Timeline
Applications are reviewed twice a year at the TMS Annual Meeting in the spring and at the Materials Science and Technology Conference in the fall.

Society Contact
Mary Samsa
msamsa@tms.org
724.776.9000 x221