The Agreement for International Engineering Technicians establishes an international benchmark competence standard for individuals practicing as a fully qualified engineering technicians
An agreement was signed at the IEAM 2015 for International Engineering Technicians. The AIET recognises that a practicing technician’s skills have equivalence with other qualifications and provides a framework for the recognition of substantial equivalence of standards and quality assurance systems.
The new agreement will facilitate the recognition of equivalence at the practicing technician’s level, that is, it is individual people, not qualifications that are seen to meet the benchmark standard. The concept of this agreement is that a person recognised in one county as reaching the agreed international standard of competence should only be minimally assessed (primarily for local knowledge) prior to obtaining registration in another country that is party to the agreement.