The Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation Activities (CETAA) is responsible for implementing IEEE involvement in the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET.

CETAA functions and initiatives

engineer working with server cablesTo serve this function, the CETAA recommends specific criteria in IEEE fields of technical interest to ABET. The committee also recruits, trains, 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 technology
  • Electrical/electronic engineering technology
  • Electromechanical engineering technology
  • Information engineering technology
  • Telecommunications engineering technology

The CETAA also provides program evaluators to ABET for engineering technology programs seeking accreditation in fields such as:

  • Laser-optics engineering technology
  • Software engineering technology

Learn how to apply to become a program evaluator