The Washington Accord (WA) was signed by the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and other countries in 1989. The main spirit of the convention is to make member states of each country “substantially equivalent”. , to recognize each other's authentication standard language program. Certified college graduates are recognized for their basic education required to complete engineering majors and are recognized by the signatory. The mutual recognition of the engineering degrees and courses conferred by the Convention countries not only meets the goals of international painting, but also enhances the quality of engineering education in member countries through the implementation of engineering education certification, in response to the rapid development of engineering science and technology.
Japan has become a preparatory member of the Washington Agreement in 2001. China and other countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia and many other countries have all actively established certification bodies in recent years to establish a certification system and prepare Applying to join this international education certification organization shows that the internationalization of engineering science and technology education certification has become a global trend. Currently, IEET and the Washington Accord are responsible for promoting the certification of engineering and technology education.