Associate membership is a temporary category you occupy while working towards certification. Associate members enjoy most of the benefits of membership while working towards their certification. To become an associate member, you need to provide three pieces of information:
Once your application is processed, OACETT will register you as an Associate member. Please note you must certify within three years of your file review; if other academics are necessary, you have six years to certify. For more information on the certification process, click the button below.
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, to prove legal name submit a photocopy of ONE of the following items listed below from 1 to 5. If you are adopting a spousal name, you must submit a Marriage Certificate plus one of the items from 1 to Please note that we do not accept a driver's licence or health card as proof of legal name.
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, to prove legal name submit a photocopy of the identification page from your valid passport and ONE of the following items listed below from the Canadian government.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you need assistance on providing any of the proof of legal name documents listed. It is your ongoing responsibility to keep OACETT informed of any changes to your legal name or status in Canada while you are a member.
Associate membership requires graduation from a 2-year (C.Tech.) or 3-year (C.E.T.) post-secondary engineering technology or applied science program or equivalent. A minimum of one-year post-secondary technology academics is required for Associate status. When submitting your application for OACETT membership, you must submit official transcripts.
Arrange for your school to send your official post-secondary transcript (including proof of graduation status and subjects and marks) by email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept file sharing platforms such as MyCreds.
If your school is unable to send the official transcripts directly to OACETT, take your original to a Notary Public and ask them to make you a notarized copy. Submit the notarized copy to OACETT and retain the original for your records. Many law offices can provide notary services. We accept WES equivalency documents.
If your original transcripts are not in English or French, translations must be prepared by a certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) or other equivalent Canadian association of certified translators.
Translation steps include the following:
You may still qualify for Associate membership if you did not graduate from a post-secondary engineering or applied science technology program.
A minimum of one-year of post-secondary technology academics is required for Associate status. A combination of relevant academics and significant technology experience over ten years may qualify you for the Associate level. We will advise you of your acceptance after our Admissions Committee has reviewed your application.
If accepted as an Associate, an academic upgrading program will be assigned when the Admissions Committee reviews your file. All Associate members must reach certification within 3 or 6 years, depending on whether other academics are required.
The academics assigned will be similar to completing the missing college program or courses, and a commitment to achieving certification is expected. Members typically fulfill outstanding academics by taking college courses or OACETT self-study technical exams.
There is a one-time application fee of $254.25. Once you have officially become an Associate member, you will be invoiced the annual membership dues of $333.58.
Once you have completed the application process, paid the applicable application fee, and provided the basic document requirements, you will be sent to the Admissions Committee to be approved as an Associate. OACETT notifies you by email within four to six weeks if you are eligible and, if so, registers you as an Associate member while you work towards certification. At this time, you will be invoiced for your annual membership dues.
Consult the OACETT Fee Schedule for the applicable fees for the type of application you are completing and for the annual dues. If you have any questions about which fees and dues apply to you, please email us at email@example.com.
OACETT has a new Canadian application offer to support new Canadians in establishing themselves professionally in Canada.
If you apply for an OACETT membership within one year of arriving in Canada, you are eligible to have your application fee waived, saving you $254.25.
*Please note that the new Canadian offer only waives the application fee of $254.25. You will be invoiced for your membership dues of $333.58 immediately after you are approved for Associate membership. This usually happens within four to six weeks.
Most of the OACETT membership and certification requirements can be completed before you arrive in Canada. This will speed up the process of achieving certification. To keep your membership with OACETT active before you come to Canada, you must pay your annual membership dues.
When you arrive in Ontario, submit a photocopy of the identification page from your valid passport and one of the following items from the Canadian government:
You should also update your profile when you create an account making sure that we have the correct contact information for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.