Originally posted by: garethwood
MosheW, the question of CEng equivalence is not what I was trying to demonstrate here. The question was international recognition and mobility. The IntPE and Washington accord are often bantered around to lead us to believe that the CEng is fully recognised. I was trying to point out that although committees have established some educational recognition within the Washington accord, we are in fact a long way off real international mobility for Engineers. Rather than we sit on all our laurels the Engineering Council and IET have to do much more work here to truly have a global presence and recognition.
I always knew that the accords are only for recognition of Academic degrees of the Engineers.
Usually the approved/accredited degree is just one important step toward PEng in CA or PE in USA, the same I can say for CEng etc.
Other requirements still need to be fulfilled.
At least the signeed countries on the Washington Accord recognize the Degrees as long as the degree is accredited by the Body that signed the accord.
If the degree is not accepted under the accord then additional procedures required, it prolongs the time to register.
I agree that some times people are lead to believe that the accord is automatic recognition to practice in other countries and that is far from truth.
The Accords do shorten the time and allow the properly educated Engineers a faster way to recognition in other countries removing usally the Education barrier, that leaved to fulfill the experience and Examinations with PEng supervision for a year etc in Canada.
In USA passing the Examination usually two exams FE and PE.
Some states may wave the FE Exam if one is PEng or CEng etc.