Maintaining Your Membership

ASET is a self-regulatory organization under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act of Alberta. The Act requires all of ASET’s members need to pay annual dues and all regulated members to comply with a mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Regulated members refer to those with designations of:

  • C.Tech.
  • C.E.T..
  • R.E.T.
  • P.Tech.

Exempt from Continuing Professional Development are:

  • Students
  • T.T.
  • Retired Members
  • Unemployed/On Leave Members.

ASET Regulations

From the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act of Alberta, Part 1, Membership With ASET, Division 1, General, 3, 4

3. A person who is entered in a record or register under this Part or Part 9 of the General Regulation (AR 150/99) shall pay any annual fees that are prescribed by ASET Council pursuant to the ASET bylaws.

4. ASET Council may direct the ASET Registrar to strike the name of a person from a record or register if the person fails to pay a prescribed fee.

From the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act of Alberta, Part 2, Continuing Education Program and Practice Reviews, Division 1, Continuing Professional Development Program, 16(1), 17

16(1). ASET Council established the Continuing Professional Development Program of ASET as the compulsory continuing education program for regulated members.

17. Mandatory Compliance. A regulated member shall comply with the requirements of the Continuing Professional Development Program as it applies to that person's profession of applied science, information technology or engineering technology.

For more information about the CPD program, please click HERE.


Membership Status Change

An active ASET member who has recently become unemployed or is retiring from active practice, may apply for a change in the status of their membership. This membership status has a reduced rate for membership dues (refer to Membership Renewal page of “Maintaining Your Membership” for most up to date rates) and exemption from Continuing Professional Development during the timeframe they are unemployed or retired. To apply, please click on the button below.

An unemployed or retired ASET member who has found employment or is returning to work from retirement, will need to fill out the membership status change form for “Return To Active Practice” and resubmit the form. Please note, when returning to active practice, the member will also need to pay the remaining dues for the membership year that they return to work, as well as complete Continuing Professional Development within one year.

An active ASET member who wishes to cancel or resign their membership in good standing, can also do so using the membership status change form in the link below.


for more information please contact:

Travis Piecharka
Training and Development Coordinator

780.425.0626 (Ext. 522)
Email: travisp@aset.ab.ca