- C.E.T. member in good standing with ASET
- Minimum of six years of experience in areas that relate to engineering or geoscience that is acceptable to the ASET/APEGA Joint Board of Examiners, including at least two years which are in the applicant’s proposed area and scope of practice and were completed under the supervision and control of a P.Eng. or P.Geo. member of APEGA
- Supervision is not restricted to your immediate supervisor; rather, a P.Eng. or P.Geo. must have taken responsibility for your work for at least a two year period.
- Minimum of two years of post-secondary education acceptable to the ASET/APEGA Joint Board of Examiners in areas that relate to engineering or geoscience
- Applicants must be graduates of a two-year technologist diploma or the equivalent. Equivalency may be demonstrated by successful completion of ASET's technologist certification exam.
- The applicant’s academics must match the proposed scope of practice or the applicant must have at least ten years of experience in the discipline in which they are seeking registration as a professional technologist.
- If evidence of two-years of post-secondary education is not on file with ASET, the applicant will be asked to supply official transcripts.
- Compliance with ASET Continuing Professional Development Program (if an applicant is not in compliance at the time of application, the applicant will be asked to supply evidence of compliance)
- Proficiency in the English language that is sufficient to enable the applicant to responsibly practice the profession of engineering or geoscience within the scope of practice prescribed by the ASET/APEGA Joint Board of Examiners
- Completion of the National Professional Practice Exam to demonstrate knowledge of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and related Regulations and general knowledge related to the practice of engineering or geoscience
- Demonstration of good character and reputation (good character and reputation are confirmed by the applicant’s references, declared by the applicant as part of the application form, and demonstrated through the applicant’s conduct)
- Review and approval by the ASET/APEGA Joint Board of Examiners
Application Fee (includes GST): $325
National Professional Practice Exam Fee (includes GST): $210
Annual Membership Dues (includes GST)
Reinstatement of Membership
National Professional Practice Exam
Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering and Geoscience Second Canadian Edition by Samuels & Sanders (2011 Copyright)
Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics Fifth Edition by Gordon C. Andrews (2009 Copyright)
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* APEGA is transitioning the NPPE to an online format. For more information, please click here. Note: ASET applicants must register for the NPPE through ASET. However, ASET applicants will be able to take advantage of the new online test format and centers offered by APEGA.
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** Applicants can cancel taking the NPPE up to four weeks (20 working days) prior to the exam administration date without losing their exam fee. Cancellations made within four weeks (20 working days) of the exam administration date will be subject to loss of the exam fee; to reschedule, the exam fee will be required in full.
Permit to Practice
An ASET Permit to Practice is issued to those partnerships, corporations, and other legal entities employing professional technologists: P.Tech.(Eng.) or P.Tech.(Geo.). The permit is issued in the organization’s name within the scope of practice of those professional technologists who are responsible for the practice of the ASET permit holder.
Visit the Permit to Practice Overview page for further details.