Programs that wish to obtain accreditation by IABEE must meet all accreditation criteria consisting of Common Criteria, Criteria Guide, Discipline Criteria and Category Criteria. For now accreditation is still limited to undergraduate level programs (S1), so there is only one Category Criteria.
Common Criteria is structured with a PDCA management approach with a total of 12 elements. All technical programs must meet the Common Criteria. The elements in Common Criteria are described further in Criteria Guide. Discipline Criteria are additional criteria that must be met by the program within the relevant engineering discipline.