Under general supervision, certified technicians routinely apply industry-recognized codes, standards, procedures and practices. They use established engineering, geoscience or applied science principles and methods to solve problems. Duties may include testing, troubleshooting, inspecting, calibrating, drafting, maintaining, modelling, compiling, surveying, ensuring quality control, supervising in the field and working in sales.
Under Alberta’s Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act [pdf] and ASET Regulation [pdf], you must be a registered 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 be registered if you do not call yourself a Certified Technician.
What You Need
- Graduation from an applied science, information technology or engineering technology program
- At least 2 years of acceptable technical experience
- 3 professional references
- Submission of a competency report, demonstrating at least 3 C.Tech. competencies
- Successful completion of ASET’s Professional Practice Exam
- Proficiency in English
For detailed official information, contact ASET.
Working in Alberta
Technicians who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if certified technicians in the 2 jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the ASET website.
To learn about the certification process for internationally educated certified technicians, see Mechanical Engineering Technician Certification Process.
The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
1600, 9888 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5C6
Toll-free in Alberta: 1-800-272-5619