Transfer to Alberta

Transferring to Alberta

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As other provincial associations in Canada grant similar designations to Alberta, it is important to note that a designation only has effect within the province in which it was issued. Since designations from various associations currently represent different scopes of practice, individuals who possess designations from another province must apply for a designation transfer.


  1. The P.Tech. designation offered in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Quebec are not equivalent to the P.Tech.(Eng.)/(Geo.) designation offered in Alberta. P.Tech. designations offered in these provinces are equivalent to C.E.T. in Alberta.
  2. Any engineering/geoscience professional designation (i.e. P.Eng., P.L.Eng., or EIT) from an engineering or geoscience professional regulatory body is not eligible for transfer to the C.Tech., C.E.T. or P.Tech. designations in Alberta.
Fees Amount
Transfer Fee $105*
Professional Practice Exam $252*

*Please be advised that application fees, exam fees, and annual membership dues are non-refundable.

Application Process

Timeline: Within 20 days of receiving a completed application (including PPE) from the labour mobility applicant, ASET will notify the applicant of the decision.

How to Apply

  1. Applicants transferring from another Canadian province must complete and submit an Interprovincial Transfer Form and Exam Payment Form, and pay the current transfer fee ($100 + GST) and exam fee ($240 + GST).
  2. Transfer applicants must successfully complete the ASET Professional Practice Exam (PPE) as a condition of transfer regardless of whether the member has completed a PPE in another province.* Transfer applicants who have completed the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) in Alberta are exempt from this requirement (ASET will confirm with APEGA that the applicant has passed the NPPE).  
  3. Once approved, new members will receive information on mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Transfer applicants must be:
  1. A regulated member. Only regulated membership categories are transferrable between provinces. Applicants will be awarded the corresponding title in use in Alberta.
  2. Members in good standing in their province of origin before a transfer of membership will be accepted.

*This policy is designed to ensure transfer applicants understand legislation and regulations in Alberta, including their obligations under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. Section 705 3(f) under Chapter 7 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) permits provincial regulators to ensure certified professionals transferring in from another province or territory have knowledge of the measures maintained by the receiving province applicable to the practice of the occupation in that province. ASET requires certified members transferring to Alberta to complete the ASET PPE to demonstrate this knowledge.   

Application and Exam Resources

ASET Professional Practice Examination (Ethics)
The ASET Professional Practice Exam tests applicants on their knowledge of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and related regulations of the practice of applied science, information, and engineering technology in accordance with section 13(1)(c) of the ASET Regulations.

Labour Mobility Act
The Labour Mobility Act allows highly skilled Canadian certified professional workers in more than 100 regulated occupations to easily and quickly get work in Alberta by removing barriers and creating a consistent approach to recognizing out-of-province credentials.

Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
The CFTA reaffirms the labour mobility provisions and obligations that were established under the 1995 Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to provide in order to transfer from ASET to another provincial association?

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Q: Is the PPE mandatory for my transfer?

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Q: I want to transfer my membership to another province. What do I need?

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Q: How long do I have to complete my membership transfer?

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Q: If my transfer was refused, what can I do?

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