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Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology

Certified Engineering Technologist

Certified engineering technologists (CETs) use industry-recognized codes, standards, procedures, and practices to solve problems within their areas of expertise. Depending on their duties, they may need to be supervised by a Professional Engineer, Professional Geoscientist, or Professional Technologist (Engineering / Geoscience).


Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
1600 9888 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5C6

Call: 780-425-0626
Toll-free in Alberta: 1-800-272-5619
Fax: 780-424-5053


Under Alberta’s Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act [pdf] and ASET Regulation [pdf], Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) is a protected title. This means that to call yourself a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), you must register with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

You do not have to register if you do not call yourself a Certified Engineering Technologist.

What You Need

Registration requires:

  • Graduation from an applied science, engineering, or information technology program accredited at the technologist level by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of acceptable technical experience within the last 5 years
  • 3 professional references
  • Completion of a competency report
  • Successful completion of the ASET Professional Practice Exam

Other requirements may include:

  • Successful completion of the ASET Certification Exam
  • Demonstration of proficiency in English
  • Proof of legal entitlement to work in Canada

For details about registration requirements, contact ASET or visit the ASET website.

Working in Alberta

Certified engineering technologists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be able to register in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the ASET website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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