If you are already an associate member,
here is how to proceed towards certification through OACETT:
- Arrange for your school to send your official post-secondary
transcript by mail directly to OACETT so that the association can verify
- Send OACETT your detailed resume.
- Send OACETT the names/addresses of three professional references who can comment
on your work. If possible, one should be your current supervisor.
- Send OACETT a detailed job
description (current or previous),
preferably signed by your supervisor.
- Take the Professional Practice Examination.
- Write a Technology Report (for certification as a Technologist
Here is how the certification process
When we have received your transcripts,
resumes, job description and completed references, the Institute of Engineering
Technology of Ontario (IETO), OACETT’s certification and registration arm,
evaluates your academic and engineering technology 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, one of these years
must be in Canada.
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.
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. We
will send you a personalized program that outlines any other steps you need to
take. It’s important not to let your membership lapse during the process.
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.
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 completed first. Those associate members who have graduated from a nationally
accredited engineering or applied science technology program do not have to
complete OACETT’s TR requirement since they completed one meeting our
specifications in their college program. The report we issue after your file review will indicate whether the TR
is required or whether it has been waived based on this reason.
If only the Professional Practice Exam is
required for certification, you can be certified quite quickly as we offer the
exam four times per year. For others who
have outstanding academics or experience requirements, their road to
certification will be based on their own progress. IETO assigns a timeline for members to
achieve certification. Members have three
years to complete certification if they have no further academics to complete
and six years if they have been assigned academics.
have met all the requirements identified in the file review report, 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 be eligible for all benefits
reserved for certified members, including the right to use one of the protected
titles and designations, C.E.T. or C.Tech. and to buy a technology ring and