MRAs will provide licensed engineers in these entities with an equivalent level of licence in Canada and vice versa. Engineers Canada is not a licensing body – our task is to do our best to encourage ratification of the agreement by the 12 Canadian regulators, in accordance with the ratification/implementation clauses. Engineers Australia`s chartered professional engineers are automatically registered with the APEC Engineers Register as soon as they meet the following criteria: Foreign CABs who wish to test or certify aircraft in accordance with Canadian technical requirements must apply to an accreditation body designated by MRA accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 and/or ISO/IEC Guide 65. With an evaluation process similar to that of CSC in Canada, the designated accreditation body issues ISO certificates to successful foreign CABs. Accredited CABs then apply to their granting authority for recognition of Canadian requirements. In the United States, nist (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that develops and promotes measurement, standards and technology. The International Engineering Technologist Agreement was signed in 2003 by participating economies/countries. The parties agreed to begin the implementation of a system of mutual recognition of engineering technologies. Engineers Canada is a signatory to two multinational agreements: here is a brief overview of the history of MRA for telecommunications equipment in Canada, their recognition procedures and their control mechanisms. www.engineerscanada.ca/mobility-international Full details of the Washington Agreement and other MRAs can be found on this Engineers Canada website: www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/ The year in which the signatory acceded to the Sydney Convention determines recognition. In 2009, ABET was a signatory to the Sydney Agreement. Starting in 2009, graduates of ABET-accredited children will be covered by the Sydney Agreement.
Other signatories are not formally required to recognize ABET accredited licensing programs or their graduates until 2009; However, some signatories may recognize graduates before 2009, at their discretion. Under the International Engineering Alliance, there are seven international agreements on mutual recognition of engineering qualifications and skills.