CIPS has a long history of global engagement with the overarching goal of promoting and improving the quality of computing education worldwide. CIPS is a founding member of the International Federation of Processing Societies (IFIP), the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), and the Seoul Accord.
CIPS supports improving the quality of computing education worldwide in a number of ways:
- Participates in the mutual recognition of accrediting systems via Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA);
- Recognizes the substantial equivalency of academic programs;
- Directs the accreditation of academic programs by CIPS outside Canada.