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International Agreements, Accords, and Memoranda


Signed on November 1, 2002.

Validity: indefinitely.

Agreement of initiative in the Western Hemisphere, held between the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA; the Consejo de Acreditación de la Enseñanza de la Ingeniería A.C., (CACEI), Mexico; the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE), both from Canada.

Agreement to collaborate in the strengthening of the regional countries in the Western Hemisphere by promoting the establishment of quality improvement systems in the teaching of engineering, as well as to support the mutual recognition between the educational systems of quality among the Nations of this hemisphere. This initiative reflects the following principles:

  • Focus on regional promotion among the countries of the Western Hemisphere, to generate greater regional capacity.
  • A collaboration of mutual respect for autonomy and national education values of countries.
  • Make education in engineering the focal point of the initiative. Licensing is not within the scope of this agreement.
  • Keep the enterprise as a self-financing activity.


Signed on October 16, 2014.

Validity: indefinitely.

Cooperation agreement between the European body called the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) and the Consejo de Acreditación de la Enseñanza de la Ingeniería, A.C., (CACEI).

Agreement to promote the culture of the quality assessment in the field of higher education as well as the need to exchange everyday experiences between the two organizations that may lead to the establishment of standard criteria, methodologies, and mechanisms of evaluation.

It is important to note that ANECA is authorized by the European Network Accreditation of Engineering(ENAEE), to grant the EUR - ACE® label to titles of Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering.


Signed on November 28, 2014.

Validity: indefinitely..

Cooperation agreement between the Agencia Acreditadora para la Calidad de la Educación Superior de Chile (QUALITAS) and Consejo de Acreditación de la Enseñanza de la Ingeniería, A.C., (CACEI).

Cooperation agreement on matters related to the improvement of procedures for accreditation and the establishment of cooperation links highlighting the exchange of evaluators, exchange of experiences and development of workshops on the process of accreditation.


Signed on October 19, 2010.

Validity: indefinitely.

Latin American agreement on accreditation in engineering (ALAI), composed of organizations of countries in Latin America that have an activity publicly recognized in the accreditation of engineering programs in their countries of origin, of character governmental or private and that sign the agreement through accredited representatives, which will give them the category of "Partners founders of ALAI".

Agreement to regulate the following themes:

  • Compatible systems of accreditation and recognition as substantially equivalent.
  • Establishment of Latin American standards and parameters for the accreditation of engineering education programs.
  • Exchange of peer evaluators.
  • •Exchange of experiences of accreditation.
  • Participation in recognition of occupational mobility.

Monte Alban Declaration

Signed on 6 September 2011.

Validity: indefinitely.

Declaration of Monte Alban, agreement of wills between representatives of the nine signatory organizations, to continue with the development of compatible and mutually recognized engineering accreditation systems, in such a way that they contribute to the improvement of education; occupational mobility; to the exchange of information and experiences and the updating of professional and academic knowledge.

Lima Accord

Signed September 6, 2016.

Validity: indefinitely.

The Lima Accord is a multi –lateral agreements between accreditation agencies of Latin America and the Caribbean responsible for accreditation of tertiary-level engineering qualifications within their jurisdictions. Signatories are committed to the development and recognition of good practices in the delivery of engineering programs and have decided to work together so that once their programs obtain accreditation, the substantial equivalence of these programs can be recognized amongst the signatory agencies and thereby enabling the mobility of engineering professionals and the mutual recognition of the engineering qualifications under the current scenario of the globalization of careers.

The signatories agree to the following:

That the accreditation of academic programs in engineering is essential for the professional engineering practice in the jurisdictions covered by the agreement. Therefore, signatories, among other activities, agree:

  1. That the criteria, policies and procedures used by the signatories in accrediting academic programs in engineering are comparable;
  2. That the accreditation decisions rendered by signatories are independent and are acceptable to the other signatories, who will so indicate it by publishing statements in this regard in an appropriate manner;
  3. The implementation of best practices in accreditation is identified and encouraged, as agreed time to time amongst the signatories, to ensure the best academic preparation of engineers at the professional level.

Memorandum of understanding CACEI-Acredita CI

Signed on 20 may 2015.

Validity: May 7, 2020.

Memorandum in which the parties agree to collaborate in matters related to the improvement of accreditation procedures and establish cooperation links.

The parties undertake, among other activities:

  • Know in depth the terms of reference to guide the evaluation of the engineering careers of both bodies for the joint assessment of results.
  • Facilitate the exchange of evaluators to look at both CACEI accreditation assessment activities such as the of Acredita CI.
  • Evaluators from both agencies from participating in committees of external evaluation of the country which are not originating as foreign evaluators.
  • Facilitate the exchange of experiences between CACEI and Acredita CI..

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