2022 Commentary on the ABET Program Criteria for Environmental Engineering Programs

The "Commentary" posted here is intended for public dissemination on behalf of the Academy's Education Committee. The document is primarily intended to:

  • assist AAEES/ABET program evaluators in applying the Environmental Engineering program criteria, and
  • assist Environmental Engineering program administrators in preparing for ABET visits.

This document is maintained and reviewed for update annually by the Education Committee.

A second purpose of this document is to inform the Academy membership of the work that ABET and the Academy are collaborating on to maintain and update the standards that college and university environmental engineering programs must meet when seeking accreditation from ABET.

Click here to download the document, 2022 Commentary on the ABET Program Criteria for Environmental Engineering Programs.

New AAEES Career Center Launched

The new AAEES Career Center is now available at https://aaees.mcjobboard.net.

Job Seekers may post resumes, apply for jobs, and have access to useful tools such as alerts, keyword search, and resume bank exposure.  

Employers may post opportunities for internships, contract positions, part-time positions, and full-time positions.  You will receive renewal notifications if your job is about to expire, and access a resume bank of potential candidates.

How can you log in to the new AAEES Career Center?

If you have a log in for AAEES.org, then you already have access to the new AAEES Career Center.   Just go to https://aaees.mcjobboard.net and log in using the same credentials that you use for AAEES.org.  If you do not have an account, click on "Create an Account" under Quick Links and use those credentials to log in to https://aaees.mcjobboard.net.


Job Seekers may post their resumes for free.  This is open to members, non-members, and students.

Employers may post jobs at the following rates.  You may create an account on AAEES.org and use those same credentials to log in to the job board.  As a member benefit, AAEES Board Certified Individuals and AAEES Members may post jobs for FREE just log in using the same credentials that you use on AAEES.org.

  Non-member Pricing Member Pricing
30-Day Listing $200 FREE
60-Day Listing $400 FREE
90-Day Listing $600 FREE
Featured Listing* $50 $25


With a Featured Listing, your job will be promoted at the top of the board and published to the Google Jobs Network.

As a thank you for using the new AAEES Career Center, use the discount code INTRO to receive a one-time discount of 50% off any job postings between now and August 31, 2022.  

Ethics and DEI Statement

AAEES Ethics Statement


The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) provides leadership and excellence in environmental engineering and environmental science to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of society and the sustainability of the natural and built environments. AAEES has a special role in the stewardship of the environment since it is the organization responsible for environmental engineering and environmental science board certification and the lead society overseeing ABET accreditation for Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, and similarly named programs.  Ethical behavior is an essential core value of AAEES, and all participants in the activities of AAEES - guests, students, members, Board Certified individuals, honorary members, retired members, staff, and all others - are expected to adhere to its ethical standards stated below:

Canon 1: Professionalism and Competency. Our members are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism in all their activities. They will exhibit and promote integrity, competence, trust, accountability, and honesty. They will utilize scientific methods, engineering principles, and apply considered judgement, appropriate guidelines, and standards. They will conscientiously avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest but when unavoidable, they will forthwith disclose all conflicts.  As educators and mentors, AAEES members will strive to ensure that graduates from environmental programs are technically and ethically prepared to enter the profession. 

Canon 2: Public Health, Environmental Stewardship, and Sustainability. Recognizing that the natural and built environment must coexist in harmony, our members will work to: protect public health, human welfare, and the natural environment from damage; and restore ecosystem health. They will support and contribute to sustainable development practices in the built environment, considering and balancing societal, environmental, and economic impacts locally and globally.

Canon 3: Respect, Dignity, and Equity. Our members respect the dignity of each person, and actively uphold and incorporate human rights, including social and environmental equity, diversity, and inclusivity, into their activities.   

Canon 4: Advancing the Profession. Our members are committed to applying and advancing innovative practices, sharing knowledge to create appropriate solutions for society, and embracing multidisciplinary collaboration for current and future generations. 

All participants in the activities of AAEES are responsible for supporting adherence to these canons. In particular, everyone must be vigilant and when applicable raise our voices to ensure the wellbeing of society and the environment. For Board Certified individuals, violations of these ethical canons will be referred to the Certification Revolution Committee as laid out in the AAEES Policy and Procedures Manual.

The AAEES Webinar Series

Did you know you can watch our past webinars on YouTube? Click here.

Thank you to all who joined us for our June 20, 2022, webinar featuring Dr. Richard Fine, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy, EPA. If you were not able to attend this live presentation on Environmental Justice at EPA, click here to access the recording. Click here to download the accompanying pdf.

Next Webinar

Regulations, Sampling and Operating PFAS Treatment Systems in the US

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
12:00 pm Eastern/9:00 am Pacific


Viraj DeSilva, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Registration is $40 for non-members and FREE for AAEES Board Certified Individuals, AAEES Members, and Student Members.

Click here for more information this webinar.
Click here if you are interested in sponsoring a webinar.

Just added to the AAEES Library

Presentations from the AAEES Workshop and AAEES/NJWEA Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast, held May 9 and 10 during the 107th Annual John J. (Jack) Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition of the New Jersey Water Environment Association, are now available. The AAEES Workshop was held on May 9. The theme was Resilient Utility Management - Plan, Respond, Recover and Adapt.

Click here to access the presentations.

July 2022 Highpoints Now Online

Items include: Introduction to Academy President David A. Vaccari, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE; Transition into the Role of Executive Director; Past AAEES Webinars; Upcoming Webinars - Environmental Justice at EPA; New Member Benefit - PDH Online; Nominations Now Open for the 2023 AAEES Awards; New AAEES Career Center Launched; The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Scholarship Fund - and more!

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