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Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology

Certified Technician

Certified Technicians are applied science, information technology, or engineering technology professionals. They perform routine technical procedures with occasional direct supervision. They also may assume limited responsibility for decision-making processes.

Contact

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

Call: 780-425-0626
Toll-free in Alberta: 1-800-272-5619
Fax: 780-424-5053
Email: asetadmin@aset.ab.ca
Website: www.aset.ab.ca

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act [pdf] and ASET Regulation [pdf], you must register as a member of the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) to use the title Certified Technician (C.Tech.).

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

What You Need

Registration requires:

  • Graduation from 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
  • Completion of a competency report
  • Successful completion of the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE)

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 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.

To learn about certification for internationally educated certified technicians, see Mechanical Engineering Technician Certification Process.

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