Pioneered by the Engineering Council of the UK (ECUK) to complement the Washington Accord and signed in 2001, the Sidney Accord recognized the equivalency of degrees for engineering technologists or incorporated engineers in the signatory countries. The outcome is that an engineering technology program which has been approved in one country would be accepted by the other Accord signatories as equivalent to their own accredited engineering technology degree and diploma programs.
The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of engineering technician qualifications. Four national engineering organizations (UK, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa) agreed on the mutual recognition of qualifications for engineering technician titles. The resulting accord operates in the same way as the Washington and Sydney Accords, and has subsequently included additional signers.
Under the initiative and leadership of six Founding Signatories-ABEEK (Republic of Korea), ABET Inc. (USA), ACS (Australia), BCS (United Kingdom), CIPS (Canada) and JABEE (Japan)-the Seoul Accord was launched in 2008 with the aim of establishing mutual recognition of equivalent professional preparation for graduates of educational programs in the Computing and IT-related disciplines accredited by the member agencies, to lead to enhanced mobility of professionals.
The Lima Accord is a multilateral agreement amongst Latin American and Caribbean organizations that are responsible for the voluntary accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs within their respective 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.
This multinational agreement set in motion the progression toward the mutual recognition of engineering accreditation. Initiated in the UK by the Engineering Council, the Washington Accord, signed in 1989, is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. It recognizes the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of programs accredited by any of the signatory bodies be recognized by the other bodies as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering.