for more information please contact:

Monica Strohhaecker
Registration Services Coordinator

587.525.5966
Email: registration@aset.ab.ca

C.Tech./C.E.T.

A Certified Technician (C.Tech.) is an applied science, information, or engineering technology professional who performs routine technical procedures with occasional direct supervision and who may assume limited responsibility for any decision making process.

Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) is an applied science, information, or engineering technology professional who is capable of assuming responsibility and exercising independent judgment to perform technical tasks and solve problems in complex technological areas with limited direct supervision.

Requirements

Please download the Certification Handbook for complete information about designation requirements.

Note for C.Tech. Applicants: Applicants for the Certified Technician designation are NOT required to write the Certification Exam.  If you are only interested in being considered for C.Tech., please contact registration@aset.ab.ca to have ASET staff remove the Certification Exam component from your application as the online system does not currently have the capability to allow applicants to do so manually. 

If, however, you are interested in being considered for C.E.T., you are required to write the certification exam to demonstrate equivalency to a two-year technologist diploma program and may select the examination when you are completing your online application.

 

Note for C.E.T. Applicants: Please review the article below regarding the TAC (Technology Accreditation Canada) accreditation changes as of January 1, 2018. Certain Alberta and Canadian post-secondary programs are considered TAC accredited within specific periods. For an application for C.E.T., applicants who graduated within the specified dates of a listed program are considered having a TAC accredited program and will be exempt from writing the certification exam. 

However, should an applicant’s completed program not appear on the list (including foreign programs) or have graduated outside of the specified accreditation period for a listed program, then the Certification Exam (technical) is required in addition to the Professional Practice Exam(ethics).  During the initial application process, the certification exam will appear for registration to those who program is not TAC accredited and is required. 

To successfully register for an application, the applicant must pay the assigned application and all exam(s) fees at the end of the initial application. Partially paid applications will not be accepted. During the application, exiting out or use the back button will cause the application to be locked and no longer accessible.  If required, please contact registration@aset.ab.ca to reset the application.


**READ MORE: Updated Academic Requirements for ASET Applicants in 2018**

 

Non-Graduate Applicants

Please refer to our Non-Graduate page for application information and the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).


Fees and Dues

Application Fee $300
ASET Professional Practice Exam Fee $252*
Certification Exam Fee (if applicable) $252*
Annual Membership Dues $355





 

*GST Included

Please be advised that application and exam fees are non-refundable.


Application Process

The following checklist is intended to assist applicants with completing all application requirements. Please review the Certification Handbook for full information on these requirements.

1. Submit application and payment of required fees online.
  • Processing times for this step is between 2-5 business days. Applicants receive an email when the initial application is approved.
2. Mail academic transcripts or third- party academic assessment to ASET.
  • Transcripts must be final and note that graduation was awarded.
  • Transcripts and assessments must be original or true copies certified by a notary, a regulated member of ASET or APEGA, or an ASET staff member.
  • ASET accepts basic assessments completed by the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS) or other assessments services with membership in the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services (WES, ICES, ICAS, CES, MIDI).
    • Please note that IQAS does not evaluate trades training or vocational/technical professional training (e.g., City and Guilds of London Institute). The basic assessment will include an evaluation of secondary schooling completed and a description of any trades training or vocational/technical professional training completed. Trades training or vocational/technical professional training qualifies applicants academically for C.Tech. only.
  • Documents in a language other than English must be officially translated into English. Applicants must submit the original document that was translated and the official translated document.
  • If you have already provided transcripts to ASET as part of a previous application, please check “Yes” on the Proof of Education page of your online application and ASET will search your file for the transcripts. If no transcripts are found, ASET will notify you to resubmit.
3. Upload a current job description signed by supervisor.
  • Provide detailed information clearly explaining relevant current job responsibilities as they relate to a technician versus technologist role. A job description template is available on the applicant portal if the applicant does not have a current job description.
  • If an applicant cannot provide a supervisory signature, applicants may request special consideration by the Board of Examiners. Please contact registration@aset.ab.ca for more information.
4. Upload a current resume.
  • Provide detailed information clearly explaining relevant work history as it relates to a technician vs technologist role.
5. Provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references.
  • References are contacted directly by ASET and are asked to complete the ASET Applicant Reference Request Form.
  • ‚ÄčIt is recommended that referees be regulated members of ASET or APEGA (C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T., P.Tech., P.L.(Eng.), P.Eng., P.Geo.).
  • In accordance with privacy law, completed reference forms may be provided to applicants upon request.
6. Upload a Competency Summary appropriate to the applicant’s discipline of practice and signed by a supervisor.

Templates available for download.
  • The Competency Summary is a point-form description of the applicant’s work experience in relation to six key competencies. Instructions for completing the report are included within the document and a sample summary is available for review.
  • If a competency summary is not available in the applicant’s discipline, the General Competency Summary should be completed. This summary is available for applicants working in small and emerging disciplines.
  • If an applicant cannot provide a supervisory signature, applicants may request special consideration by the Board of Examiners. Please contact registration@aset.ab.ca for more information.
  • If an applicant would like to demonstrate competencies developed with different employers, the applicant may complete additional summaries and have them signed by a supervisor from each place of employment.
7. Successfully complete the ASET Professional Practice Exam.

(Required by all applicants, unless National PPE has been passed.)
  • Required study materials, syllabus/handbook, and exam dates are available on the ASET website.
  • The exam writing time and testing centre locations will be provided by Yardstick Inc., ASET’s exam administrator, via email two weeks before the exam date.
  • Exam results are sent to applicants within two to three weeks of the examination date.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the National PPE are not required to complete the ASET PPE. Please contact registration@aset.ab.ca for more information.
8. Successfully complete the ASET Certification Exam, if applicable. (For Non-TAC Accredited Program Graduates and Reclassification Applicants Only)
  • Required study materials, syllabus/handbook, and exam dates are available on the ASET website.
  • The exam writing time and testing centre locations will be provided by Yardstick Inc., ASET’s exam administrator, via email two weeks before the exam date.
  • Exam results are sent to applicants within two to three weeks of the examination date.
9. Upload evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable.
  • Applicants may provide IELTS or CELPIP_G test results. The following minimum test scores are accepted: 
    • 5 (C.Tech.)/ 6 (C.E.T.) for the IELTS General Training test or 5 (C.Tech.)/7 (C.E.T.) for the CELPIP-G General test.
  • If an applicant cannot provide IELTS or CELPIP_G test results, applicants may request special consideration by the Board of Examiners. Please contact registration@aset.ab.ca for more information.
10. Upload a copy of a valid work permit, if applicable.
  • The permit must not be expired.

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ASET Professional Practice Exam (PPE - Ethics)

The purpose of the ASET Professional Practice Exam is to test applicants for C.Tech. and C.E.T. on their knowledge of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and relat regulations and of the practice of applied science, information, and engineering technology in accordance with section 13(1)(c) of the ASET Regulation. The ultimate goal is to protect the public by granting designations only to those practitioners who have an understanding of professionalism, law, and ethics in relation to the profession.

This is exam is required by all applicants.

ASET Professional Practice Exam dates, manual, rescheduling policies, and other relevant information can be found HERE.


ASET Certification Exam (Technical)

The purpose of the ASET Certification Examination is to identify capable engineering and applied science technologists who possess technical competencies in their discipline of practice. The ultimate goal is to protect the public by granting designations only to those professionals who have the skill and knowledge necessary to perform their job in a safe and competent manner. The ASET Certification Examination is designed to test the entry-level skill and knowledge of engineering and applied science technologists who:

  1. have completed a non-TAC accredited technologist-level program of study in engineering or applied science technology and are applying for C.E.T.; or
  2. have completed a technician-level program of study in engineering or applied science technology and are seeking reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T.; or
  3. have completed ASET’s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process and are seeking reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T. and have at least two years of technical work experience in their field of practice.

ASET Certification Exam dates, manual, rescheduling policies, and other relevant information can be found HERE.


Reclassification/Reinstatement

For more information about reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T., please refer to the Reclassification page.

For more information about reinstatement of C.Tech. or C.E.T. membership, please refer to the Reinstatement page.