OACETT was incorporated in 1962 and then legislated under the Statutes of Ontario by the OACETT Act of 1984. The Act established OACETT as a self-governing body with right to title for its members. Later, the provincial legislature passed the OACETT Act of 1998, a revised act that includes a description of work for technicians and technologists.
While the OACETT Act establishes the association as a self-governing body, By-law 19 sets out how the association operates, defining all aspects of its governance. For example, the By-law:
- defines membership and certification requirements
- outlines protocols for terms and duties of the executive, council and chapter representatives
- establishes regional boundaries
- lists rules for dues and fees and administration of the association
Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct
The Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct outline for members of the association the precepts of personal integrity and professional competence.
Institute of Engineering Technology in Ontario (IETO) Terms of Reference
The IETO Terms of Reference outline the registration process and all functions dealing with professional qualifications, certification, admissions, discipline, standards, examinations, program evaluation, education, education delivery, training and similar functions.