The Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities (CEAA) is responsible for implementing IEEE involvement in the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the accrediting agency for engineering programs in the United States.
CEAA functions and initiatives

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To serve this function, the CEAA recommends program-specific criteria in IEEE fields of technical interest to ABET. The committee also recruits, helps train, and oversees the performance of IEEE members serving as ABET program evaluators (PEVs).

IEEE acts as the lead ABET society for programs in:

  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering

The CEAA also provides PEVs to ABET for engineering programs seeking accreditation in fields such as:

  • Controls engineering
  • Optical engineering
  • Power engineering
  • Robotics engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering

Learn how to apply to become a program evaluator

What are the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program evaluator qualifications?

An Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program evaluator (PEV) must:

  • maintain an active IEEE membership status at the senior member level or above;
  • have a minimum of ten years of professional experience in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and/or closely related field, with preference given to those with recent experience both in academia and industry and/or government;
  • have a formal education with a master's degree and/or recognized distinction in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or closely related field;
  • if from academia, be associated with an EAC of ABET accredited engineering program or have had substantial involvement with such a program;
  • if from industry or government, have substantial working experience with graduates from engineering programs;
  • have analytical ability, excellent written and verbal 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 education and the associated professions;
  • have current familiarity with an interest in education in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field in the United States;
  • have substantial experience in any of the disciplines assigned to IEEE;
  • have a stated willingness and ability to accept a five-year appointment as an evaluator,  serve on at least one campus visit each year, and conduct visits and all associated activities in accordance with the requirements established by the ABET Commissions and governed through the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB).