If you received your adult education
, and are
planning to move to
, these are the steps to
certification through OACETT.
You may apply to become an associate member
of OACETT before arriving in
or wait until you arrive to do so. If
you wait, make sure you bring all necessary documents with you before leaving
your country and then follow the steps in the Educated
and living in
those applying from outside of
these are the steps below:
1. Submit your application to OACETT. Be
sure to include the following required documents:
· Copy of a detailed job description (current or previous), preferably signed by your
· Copy of a detailed resume.
· Photocopy of your birth certificate or passport.
· Names and email addresses of three professional references who can comment on your work. List them on your
application form. If possible, one
should be your current supervisor.
· Payment of your application fee in Canadian dollars.
2. Arrange for your school to send your
official post-secondary transcript by mail directly to OACETT. If the original transcripts, diplomas,
degrees, certificates and/or abstracts are not in English, English translations
must be prepared by a certified member of the Association of Translators and
Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO).
3. The Institute of Engineering Technology
(IETO), OACETT’s certification and registration arm, reviews your application.
IETO notifies you by email if you are eligible for membership, and if so,
registers you as an associate member and invoices you for the annual membership
dues. We will notify you four to six weeks after we receive your
application and transcript.
4. As soon as you pay the annual membership
dues (in Canadian dollars), we will send your membership card and
certificate. As an associate member, you will now have access to the
OACETT members’ area of the website.
5. When your application is complete and we
have received all the other necessary documents: your resume, job description, transcript(s)
and completed references, IETO’s Admissions Committee reviews them to evaluate
your academic background and work experience.
To become a certified engineering
technologist (C.E.T.) or certified technician (C.Tech.), you must have at least
two years of experience in the field or discipline of engineering/applied
science technology in which you are seeking registration. View the Profiles of
a Technician or Technologist for further
information regarding appropriate experience.
You must be able to demonstrate a facility
with the working language and a facility with the standards, codes and
practices of the discipline in which certification is being sought. Normally
you demonstrate this by working in Canada for one of the mandatory two years of
The file review determines if you need any
more academic requirements and/or work experience to become a certified member
of OACETT. Please note that this review takes approximately 3 to 4 months
after we receive all the documentation listed above.
6. When the review is finished, IETO will
send you a report about the review. Each application is different and to become
certified, you may need to complete additional courses and work experience. If
needed, we will send you a personalized program that outlines any other steps
you need to take.
7. To become certified as either a
technician or a technologist, associate members must write and pass the Professional Practice Examination (PPE). Writing the PPE enables you to meet the
high professional standards set by your association in the area of ethics and
responsibility to the public and your employer. You may write the PPE any time
after you join as an associate member. The PPE may be written outside of
with a suitable invigilator.
8. To become certified as a C.E.T. you will
need to write a Technology Report (TR). The Technology Report assesses your ability to describe
and examine in detail an engineering or applied science problem. You must
submit a proposal for approval before submitting the completed report. The
report topic should be appropriate to your experience and employment
setting. You may complete this requirement any time after you become an
associate member unless you have further technologist-level academics to
complete. If so, the academics should be
Occasionally the TR is waived based on
higher academics or graduation from an IETO-recognized accredited program. We will notify you if this is the case in the
report we issue after your file review.
These are the requirements that may be met
while in your home country and can help speed up completion of your
certification upon arriving in
Ontario. To keep your membership active with OACETT
you must pay your annual membership dues.
When you do immigrate, send us a photocopy
of your Canadian citizenship or landed
status papers or permanent resident card (both sides) and update your profile on our website making sure that
we have complete contact information for you. As soon as you have acquired the one year Canadian experience, contact
us so we may initiate an experience review.
When the Canadian experience review has
been completed and all other requirements for certification have been met, IETO
will inform you in writing of your new status as a certified member. We
will send you your certificate and publish your name in The Ontario Technologist magazine.
You will then be eligible for all benefits
reserved for certified members, including the right to use one of the protected
titles, C.E.T. or C.Tech. and to purchase a technology ring and membership
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Fill out your application form today!