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Q: What is the difference between a Technician and Technologist?

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Q: What is continuing professional development?

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Q: Does ASET have an online job board?

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Q: What are the requirements for the P.Tech. designation?

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Q: How does ASET issue designations and certifications?

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General

Q: How do I login to the ASET website?

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Q: What is the difference between a Technician and Technologist?

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Q: What do I do if I have a complaint about an ASET member?

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Continuing Professional Development

Q: What is continuing professional development?

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Q: Who does the CPD program apply to?

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Q: How much CPD do I need in one year?

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Q: How does ASET monitor compliance with the CPD Program?

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Q: How do I log my CPD?

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Q: What professional development opportunities does ASET provide?

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Q: How do I know if what I am doing qualifies for CPD?

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Q: What if I am not actively practicing?

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Mentoring as a Mentee

Q: Will my mentor find me a job?

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Q: Do we need to meet in person?

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Q: Will I be involved in the mentor matching process?

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Q: What happens if I don’t get along with my mentor?

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Mentoring as a Mentor

Q: Do I have to find my mentee a job?

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Q: Do we need to meet in person?

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Q: Will I be involved in the mentor matching process?

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Q: What happens if I don’t get along with my mentee?

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Q: Do I have to share contact information with my mentee?

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Q: Will my mentee keep the information I share confidential?

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Q: Will participating in the program count toward Continuing Professional Development?

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Q: My student does not have an ASET membership, what are the benefits of students having ASET membership?

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P.Tech

Q: What are the requirements for the P.Tech. designation?

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Q: What if my immediate supervisor is not a P.Eng. or P.Geo.?

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Q: Is an exam required for the P.Tech. designation?

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Q: What is the difference between a P.L.(Eng.) and a P.Tech.(Eng.)?

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Q: I am currently a P.Tech. How can I change my scope of practice?

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Q: How do I use the P.Tech. stamp and what does the stamp look like?

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Q: I am currently a P.Tech. Do I require a permit to practice?

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Q: Is my P.Tech. designation transferrable to other provinces/countries?

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Q: I am currently a P.Tech. working for an Alberta company. Can I take responsibility for work conducted outside of the province on behalf of my company?

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Q: My membership was cancelled. How can I reinstate as a P.Tech.?

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Q: As an employer, how can I confirm a scope of practice?

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Permit to Practice

Q: Does a professional technologist require a permit to practice engineering or geoscience?

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Q: Can a professional technologist be listed as a responsible member under an APEGA permit to practice?

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Q: Can a professional technologist work under an APEGA permit to practice?

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Q: Can a professional technologist stamp work under an APEGA permit to practice?

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Q: When would an organization require an ASET permit to practice?

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Q: What are the consequences of practicing engineering or geoscience in Alberta without a permit to practice?

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Q: Are subsidiary organizations required to hold a permit to practice?

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Employers

Q: What is the difference between ATEN and the new ASET Career Centre?

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Q: When will the ASET Career Centre Launch?

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Q: What will happen to the job credits I have purchased in ATEN and haven’t used yet?

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Q: Will I have to create a new profile?

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Q: I want to post a job before the Career Centre launch. Can I still post on ATEN until the transition to the new ASET Career Centre?

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Q: Will there be a disruption in service during the transition?

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Q: What types of services does the ASET Career Centre offer?

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Q: Why hire an ASET member?

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Q: What are the subscriptions available? How do I buy an ASET Career Centre subscription? What are the costs associated?

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Q: What is an ASET Career Centre Company Profile?

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Q: What is the ASET Career Centre E-Newsletter?

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Q: What is the ASET Salary Survey?

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Q: What is the difference between "Account Settings" and "My Company Information" on my Recruiter Dashboard?

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Q: What is an Employer Banner Ad?

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Q: What is a Featured Employer page?

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Q: I don’t see my location on the list of possible locations for posting jobs.

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Q: How do I get a receipt of my transaction?

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Q: How do I extend my job posting?

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Q: Can I see how many people have applied for the position I posted?

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Q: How do I find job candidates using the ASET Career Centre?

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Q: How do I post a job?

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Q: How do I reset my password?

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Q: What is the ASET Career Centre Refund Policy?

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