Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)

If your experience is more aligned with the certified technician requirements, please click here to be directed to the C.Tech. webpage.


Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) membership helps to enhance your credibility, network and professional recognition. 

A C.E.T. is an applied science, information or engineering technology professional who is capable of assuming responsibility. These individuals exercise independent judgment to perform technical tasks and solve problems in complex technological areas with limited direct supervision.

To qualify for C.E.T. membership applicants must: 

  • be graduates of a diploma program within applied science, information or engineering/geoscience technology
  • have at least two years of technical work experience; and
  • work or be seeking work in Alberta or the Northwest Territories.

Note: If your education is TAC-accredited, you are not required to successfully complete the ASET Certification Exam. C.E.T. applicants who are graduates of a program or degree not accredited by TAC must successfully complete the Certification Exam.

If working or seeking work outside of Alberta or the Northwest Territories, applicants should contact their provincial technology association to inquire about membership options. 

If you are not a program graduate, please refer to our Non-Graduate page for application information.

Fees and Dues


Fees Amount
Application Fee $310*
ASET Professional Practice Exam Fee $252*
Certification Exam Fee (if applicable) $252*
Annual Membership Dues $405*

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

Application Process


Please Note: Your application will not be reviewed by the Board of Examiners until all application documents (including exam requirements) have been submitted. Once submitted, the average time for review is four – six months.


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.E.T. membership, please refer to the Reinstatement page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I apply for certification if I have not graduated from a technical program?

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Q: Can I use my journeyperson certificate to apply for C.E.T.?

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Q: I have a military background. Can I apply for C.E.T.?

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Q: Do the professional references required for the application need to have an ASET designation?

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Q: What if I am unable to contact the supervisory reference (who has signed my competency summary and job description) to sign the reference form?

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Q: Can I apply for certification using my international education?

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Q: How do I know if I should apply for C.Tech. or C.E.T.?

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Q: Do I need to take the ASET Certification Exam to apply for C.E.T.?

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Q: How long does the certification process take?

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Q: I just submitted my competency summary logbook and now my portal is locked. Why?

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Q: Can multiple projects be used to demonstrate competencies?

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Q: I have paid my T.T. membership dues for this year. Will I need to pay full C.E.T. dues when I am certified?

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Competency Summary

One of the key application documents required for certification is the Competency Summary, a point-form description of an applicant’s work experience in relation to six key competencies.

Reviewing the summary for your discipline of practice will assist the Board of Examiners in determining your level of experience and qualifications. 

Instructions for completing the report are included within the document and a sample summary is available for review.

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