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ASET Designations

Certification with ASET means working towards and meeting a high standard of academic excellence, ongoing technical experience and ethical, reliable professionalism and accountability. ASET's credentials are well-known and highly-respected marks of quality within the industry. 

To begin the application process, click on the membership level.

Technologist in Training (T.T.)
T.T. members have graduated from a technical program but have not yet gained the minimum two years' related work experience required for certification.

Certified Technician (C.Tech.)
A C.Tech. is an applied science, information or engineering technology professional who performs routine technical procedures with occasional direct supervision, and who may assume limited responsibility for any decision-making process.

Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)
A C.E.T. is an applied science, information, or engineering technology professional who is capable of assuming responsibility and exercising independent judgment to perform technical tasks and solve problems in complex technological areas with limited direct supervision.

Registered Engineering Technologist (R.E.T.)
A professional who, through academic training and experience in the application of engineering or scientific principles, is capable of assuming responsibility and exercising independent judgment in engineering or applied science technology practices. 

*Please note, the R.E.T. designation is no longer offered by ASET.

Professional Technologist (P.Tech.)
A P.Tech. is the ASET professional designation geared towards members who have reached a senior level within their field, giving them the right to practice engineering or geoscience independently within existing codes and regulations. With this right, ASET members are able to sign off and stamp their own work within their designated scope of practice.

Typically, Professional Technologists are senior members within larger organizations, or members who are working as consultants or running their own business. Members with a P. Tech. designation:

  • Increase operational efficiency of businesses in the professional, scientific and technical services industry
  • Enable qualified technologists to work to their full potential
  • Provide an innovative option when staffing engineering teams
  • Reduce the workforce shortage in engineering occupations
  • Bolster the appealof the technology professions

READ MORE: Professional Technologist Fact Sheet


Member's Statement of Commitment

By virtue of my education, training and experience, and recognized by The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, I do hereby undertake the responsibilities:

Exercise due regard for the safety and well-being of the public, and for the natural and physical environments affected by my work.

Exercise my best judgement to limit work to those matters of which I have adequate knowledge and experience.

Ensure that my knowledge of the field in which I work is current and complete to the best of my ability.

In all things, conduct myself responsibly and ethically.

Adhere to the ASET Code of Ethics, and represent the profession honourably.

ASET Technology Disciplines

Canada's certified technicians and technologists are well-respected members of the profession. As leaders in their fields, they enjoy rewarding and well-paid careers across Canada and around the world.

A technician or technologist will have their focus in a particular discipline.

ASET represents the following technology disciplines:

Disciplines Occupations
  • Architectural Technology
  • Landscape Architectural Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Biological Laboratory Technology
  • Biological Sciences Technology
  • Food Sciences Technology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemical Laboratory Technology
  • Chemical Sciences Technology 
Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology 
  • Municipal Engineering Technology
  • Structural Engineering Technology 
  • Transportation Engineering Technology 
Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Power Generation and Distribution Technology
  • Avionics Engineering Technology 
  • Broadcast Engineering Technology
  • Broadcast Systems Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology 
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Network Engineering Technology
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technology
  • Wireless Systems Engineering Technology
Engineering Design and Drafting
  • Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
  • Process Piping Drafting Technology
  • Alternative Energy Technology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Protection Technology
  • Hazardous Waste Management Technology
  • Hydrometric Technology
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Pollution Control Technology
  • Reclamation and Remediation Technology
  • Renewable Resources Management
  • Renewable Resources Technology
  • Water and Wastewater Technology
  • Geochemical Engineering Technology
  • Geological Engineering Technology
  • Geophysical Engineering Technology
  • Geomechanics Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering Technology
  • Hydrogeological Engineering Technology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Programming Technology
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Information Systems Technology (Network Management)
  • Information Technology
  • Network Administration Program
  • Network Security Technology
  • Network Security Technician
  • Software Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Controls Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology 
Materials Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering Technology
  • Aeronautical Engineering Technology 
  • Building Environmental Systems Technology
  • Building Systems Engineering Technology
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control Machine) 
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology
  • Nanotechnology Systems
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
Survey and Geomatics 
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • Survey Engineering Technology 
Welding Engineering
  • Welding Engineering Technology

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