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Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology

Certified Technician

A Certified Technician (C.Tech.) is an applied science, information technology, or engineering technology professional. They perform routine technical procedures with occasional direct supervision. They also may assume limited responsibility for decision-making processes.


Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
Suite 1600
9888 Jasper Avene NW
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], you must register with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) to use the protected title Certified Technician (C.Tech.).

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

What You Need

To register as a certified technician (C.Tech.) in Alberta, you need:

  • An accredited applied science, information technology, or engineering technology program or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of acceptable technical experience within the last 5 years
  • 3 professional references
  • Successful completion of a competency report
  • Successful completion of the ASET Professional Practice Exam

Other requirements may include:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in English
  • Work (or seeking work) in Alberta or the Northwest Territories
  • Proof of legal entitlement to work in Canada

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

Working in Alberta

Certified technicians who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta.

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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