Volunteer participation in IEEE accreditation activities as a program evaluator, committee, or ABET, Inc. commission member or as an expert advisor to new accreditation organizations provides qualified individuals with opportunities to help guide the content and delivery of engineering, computing, and technology degree programs around the world. 

Program evaluator qualifications

Apply to become a program evaluator (applications processed via ABET.org)

Opportunities for academic, industry, and government professionals

Representatives of academic, industry, and government with seven or more years of experience are especially valued in the accreditation process.

These individuals:

  • Help assure that engineering, computer, and technology accreditation criteria reflect the needs and expectations of key external constituents
  • Gain insight into the characteristics and trends in engineering education
  • Benefit from interaction with committed peers from higher education and industry

Program evaluator service-time commitment

IEEE program evaluators for ABET:

  • are expected to serve a five-year term commitment;
  • are typically assigned to one campus visit each year between September and November; 
  • should anticipate a total annual time commitment of approximately seven days.

All program evaluators will not receive an assignment each year as the scheduling is based on the demand for accreditation services. PEVs in good standing must conduct at least four domestic campus visits to be eligible to serve on a non-US accreditation visit.