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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 Engineering 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 and 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
  • Architectural Technology
  • Landscape Architectural Technology
Biomedical
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
Bioscience
  • Biological Laboratory Technology
  • Biological Sciences Technology
  • Food Sciences Technology
Chemical 
  • Chemical Sciences Technology 
  • Chemical Laboratory Technology
Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
Civil
  • Civil Engineering Technology 
  • Municipal Engineering Technology
  • Structural Engineering Technology 
  • Transportation Engineering Technology 
Construction
  • Construction Engineering Technology
Electrical
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Power Generation and Distribution Technology
Electronics
  • Avionics Engineering Technology 
  • Broadcast Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology 
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Network Engineering Technology
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Engineering Design and Drafting
  • Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
  • Process Piping Drafting Technology
Environmental
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Protection Technology
  • Hazardous Waste Management Technology
  • Pollution Control Technology
  • Reclamation and Remediation Technology
  • Renewable Resources Technology
  • Hydrometric Technology
  • Water and Wastewater Technology
Geological and Geophysical
  • Hydrogeological Engineering Technology
  • Geological Engineering Technology
  • Geophysical Engineering Technology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering Technology
Industrial
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Information
  • Computer Programming Technology
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Software Engineering Technology 
Instrumentation
  • Industrial Controls Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology 
Materials Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering Technology
Mechanical
  • Aeronautical Engineering Technology 
  • Building Systems Engineering Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 
  • Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology
Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Systems
Petroleum 
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
Survey and Geomatics 
  • Survey Engineering Technology 
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
Welding Engineering
  • Welding Engineering Technology

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