Training for Program Evaluators and Team Chairs is offered throughout the year via online training courses and webinars. Professional Development Hours are awarded for participation.
Please note: the training modules listed on our website are not official and are for reference only.
Please contact ABET’s Training Manager for more information.
After completing the ABET Program Evaluator application and being nominated by one of our professional and technical societies, you will participate in Program Evaluator Candidate (PEVC) training. This is ABET’s basic online training course for prospective Program Evaluators and is designed to simulate the actual ABET program review process. Successful completion of PEVC Training is important in becoming an ABET Program Evaluator. The entire PEVC Training process consists of three separate steps:
- An online learning experience
- Face-to-face facilitated instruction
- Society-specific training (if applicable)
The online portion of PEVC Training typically takes 20-25 hours and requires written work and the completion of three (3) end-of-module proficiency assessments. Once the online training is complete, PEVCs then attend Face-to-Face training, which is a one-and-a-half day experiential workshop that simulates an on-site visit.
PEVCs who successfully complete both the online and the Face-to-Face training may then be selected by his/her Member Society to serve as a Program Evaluator. Some societies require additional specialized training, which is conducted separately by the Member Society.
The entire PEVC Training process begins in March and ends in June. The online training must be completed at least four (4) weeks before the Face-to-Face training.
This is ABET’s online training course for Program Evaluators assigned to evaluate a program. The Pre-Visit Preparation Training provides critical updates on any Commission-specific changes that will affect the review process, as well as updates to policy, procedures and campus visit logistics. Program Evaluators are required to complete this training at least three (3) weeks before their assigned visit. This course is available online for the duration of each accreditation cycle.
This is ABET’s online recertification training course for Program Evaluators who have been inactive for more than two (2) years or who have not completed formal training in the past five (5) years. It is designed to ensure consistency in the review process by providing Program Evaluators an opportunity to reconnect with the accreditation process, as well to become current with the latest updates to ABET criteria, processes and procedures.
This ABET training program is a primer for Team Chairs and Program Evaluators participating in accreditation visits outside the United States for the first time. It can also be used as refresher training for those who have previously participated in accreditation visits to programs outside the United States. This course is always available online, and is completed at least three (3) weeks before the assigned visit.
Many successful Program Evaluators ascend into leadership roles within ABET as Team Chairs (Commissioners). This training course is available online and should be completed by newly appointed Team Chairs approximately six (6) weeks before the Summer Commission Meetings held in July each year.
This standard refresher training for CAC Commissioners will enable us to more productively use commission meeting time in July for topics that need deeper discussion. This training is available online and should be completed by CAC Commissioners prior to the Summer Commission Meetings held in July each year.
Facilitator & Mentor Training
Facilitators and Mentors assist in training and evaluating program evaluator candidates. Facilitators and Mentors are nominated for their positions and participate in training by invitation only.
Training Facilitator Training
This one-day training program familiarizes new facilitator trainees with the materials used in PEVC training and their roles in the PEVC training process. Prior to attending the Face-to-Face Training for PEVCs, each facilitator trainee must attend one of the PEVC training sessions as an observer.
This training is by invitation only.
Training Mentor Training
Training Mentor Training is designed for all experienced PEVs assigned to be Training Mentors. The course consists of viewing a webinar that covers the roles and responsibilities of ABET Training Mentors and brings Mentors up-to-date on all recent changes to the training material and procedures.
This training is by invitation only.