The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

OACETT's Commitment to Public Safety

OACETT’s organizational structure, code of ethics and disciplinary process demonstrate OACETT’s commitment to public safety and the protection of the environment.

The association’s vision and mission statements below explain OACETT’s commitment.

Recognized leader in certification and member experience, enabling engineering technology professionals to successfully navigate their careers.

OACETT is Ontario’s independent certifying body for engineering and applied science technicians and technologists.  The Association provides member certification, career-long educational opportunities, professional support for the benefit of the economy and safe and secure communities.

Associate members and certified OACETT members make a commitment to adhere to the Code of Ethics. Certified OACETT members must pass the Professional Practice Examination (PPE) or the Internationally Educated Professional Practice Exam (IEPPE) to demonstrate they understand the Code of Ethics and their legal obligations to the public, their employers and themselves.

The OACETT Act requires the association to have a disciplinary process in place.  OACETT’s By-law 19 establishes the complaints and disciplinary process. It holds members accountable and responsible for their actions.

In this way, the association assures employers, legislators and the public that Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T), Applied Science Technologists (A.Sc.T.) and Certified Technicians (C.Tech.) act with integrity. Our commitment shows that certified members hold as most important the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety within the workplace.

For more information, read the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct and the Complaints and Disciplinary Process.


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