TABEE is an initiative by the Council of Engineers Thailand (COET), incorporated under the Engineer Act in 1999, to accredit engineering programs operating within Thailand.
It was established in 2015 and is now the only engineering accreditation body in the Thai Jurisdiction. TABEE is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation within the COET. It has an autonomy in making accreditation decision, including issuing policy, criteria, accreditation process and carrying out the accreditation for engineering programs.
TABEE has developed its first Rules and Procedures in 2017 and has accredited 4 programs subsequently. The Rules and Procedures are revised, the 2nd Revision, in 2019.
TABEE accreditation is not compulsory, and closely follows the international practice, especially the Washington Accord, adapting to the local context where necessary.
TABEE is recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation and is a provisional member of the Washington Accord since 2019. The Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) was appointed as the mentor. After fine tuning its system to the International practice, as recommended by the mentor, TABEE has submitted an application for a signatory status of the Washington Accord in February 2022. The Washington Accord Signatories approved the establishment of a Verification Review team to visit TABEE in 2023.