What Accreditation is

Accreditation of academic programs, either at engineer technician (TSU – Técnico Superior Universitario) and bachelor levels, is the public recognition given by an accrediting organization, in the sense that it meets specific criteria and quality parameters. It also means that the program has social pertinence. The mechanisms provided to ensure the quality of education are the diagnostic evaluation and the accreditation.

The Inter-Institutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education, (CIEES – Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior), do the diagnostic evaluation, and its purpose is to assess the processes and practices of an institution of higher education as a whole or for a specific programme, assigning a level of accomplishment.

The accreditation is carried out by accrediting organizations recognized by Copaes is the result of a process, whose purpose is the public and formal recognition that the educational program meets quality criteria and which also fosters the continual improvement through the attention of the recommendations issued by the accrediting organization after the assessment.

Accreditation, besides, has a duration of five years; after this period, programs are re-evaluated. This new assessment takes into account the recommendations made during the previous process to verify an authentic and relevant improvement of the educational program.

In short, an accredited program is one that:
  • It has been assessed and evaluated by experts in the field, who determine that it is of good quality.
  • It has social pertinence; i.e., it aims to advance their students as factors of social change in their country’s development in the ever-changing world.
  • Meets specific criteria, indicators and parameters of quality in its structure, organization, operation, supplies, teaching processes, services, and their results


An educational program must meet the following requirements to qualify for accreditation:

  • Be an educational program in the area of engineering..
  • Be a program at the Engineering Technician (TSU – Técnico Superior Universitario) level, or at the Bachelor's degree level (engineering).
  • Have at least one cohort of graduates..
  • Have official registration with the Ministry of Public Education (SEP).
  • Formal request stating the official name of the educational program that is to be evaluated..
  • Fill out the electronic form "Zero sheet" on CACEI’s webpage. This form requests general data of the educational program, representatives, and institution to which it belongs.

Cost of accreditation

C O N C E P T Cost 2024
Evaluation processes carried out abroad to foreign institutions (VAT included), for each educational program. 15,080 USD

In all cases payment covers the entire process of assessment, from logging in until the issuance of the final decision report, among others: the use of the platform of CACEI to capture the self-assessment; transportation, lodgings and food for the evaluation committees who make the on-site evaluation; as well as documents and messaging of the logistics of the process..

In case of requiring more information, send an email to veronica.martinez@cacei.org.mx

Benefits of accreditation


  • Expand the certainty that what you learn is relevant and up-to-date.
  • Participate in programs for student mobility.
  • Have greater knowledge, and therefore expand their benefit of continuing with a postgraduate degree.
  • Obtain scholarships, which reduces the risk of abandoning the program.
  • Contribute to the development of the community through social service and participation in related projects.


  • Be part of the conglomerate's best-qualified professionals.
  • Achieve better tools to practice the profession.
  • Achieve faster entering the labor market..
  • Increase their chances of developing their own companies.
  • Ensure that their studies are recognized abroad.
  • Contribute with their professional experience to the development of the country.


  • Having the certainty that what is taught is relevant and up-to-date.
  • Recognize that the education provided complies with the standards.
  • Reward their effort.
  • Get recognition for stimulus programs.
  • Contribute to the development of a quality professional community.

Higher Education Institutions:

  • Increase their social recognition and its presence as a prestigious academic institution.
  • Contribute to the training of graduates satisfied in their educational level and greater security for the challenges of a profession.
  • Access to institutional programs that contribute to the improvement of their facilities and human capital.
  • Facilitate the set up of collaboration agreements with other national and international higher education institutions.
  • Position them in a condition of equality with others HEI around the world, with consequent benefits for their and students.


  • Contribute to the institutional growth through community work or participating in fundraising (donations) programs.
  • Expand their motives for satisfaction to share with their children’s academic successes.
  • Share with their children the joy of achieving student fellowships for its impact on family finances.
  • Have greater certainty about the good education that their children receive.
  • Ensure that the selected program meets the quality standards that will positively influence the professional development of their children.


  • Hire professionals qualified and confident in their workspaces.
  • Expand the expectations of business growth, through the contributions of the group of professionals incorporated into the organization.
  • Improve channels of communication with the HEI graduating their employees, with consequential benefits to the economic activity of the company (IBD, linked projects, continuing education).
  • Establish greater linkages with HEI assuming commitments for its growth.

For more detailed information, consult the document:
Policies and Procedures