ASET Certification Exam

ASET Certification Exam (Technical)

The  ASET Certification Examination is designed to test the entry-level skill and knowledge of engineering and applied science technologists who have:

  1. Graduated from a technologist-level program that is not accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada and are applying for C.E.T.; or
  2. Completed a technician-level program of study in engineering or applied science technology and are seeking reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T.; or
  3. Completed ASET's Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process and are seeking reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T. and have at least two years of technical work experience in their field of practice.

Engineering technology certification exams available 

  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Engineering design and drafting
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical
  • Petroleum
  • Fundamentals of technology

Note: Your exam discipline corresponds with the discipline you have selected for your application. If your education and professional experience are not the same (ie: you studied architecture and are now working in construction), please email us at to change the exam discipline.

Learn more about the discipline options for the certification exam.



Fees Amount
ASET Certification Exam $252*

*Please be advised that the exam fee is non-refundable.


Please download the Certification Exam Handbook for complete information about the exam, including:

  • exam content
  • study materials and practice exams
  • exam time and location
  • calculator policy
  • rescheduling/rewriting policy
  • exam results
  • special accomodate requests
Note: If your specific discipline isn't listed in one of the certification exam handbooks, please use the fundamentals of technology handbook.

COVID-19 cancellation policy        

If a candidate falls ill on the day of the exam and has flu/cold symptoms, please contact immediately. If writing at a testing centre, candidates with those symptoms will be denied entry and will be unable to write the exam.   

Once ASET has been contacted and informed of a candidate's sickness, the exam will be cancelled. To waive the examination fee to reschedule again, proof of a positive COVID-19 test will be required.



Exam Schedule

Exam Date

Registration Deadline (including
rescheduling/cancellations requests*)

Wednesday, 26 July 2023
(all locations)
27 June 2023

Wednesday, 18 October 2023
(all locations)
19 September 2023

Wednesday, 17 January 2024
(all locations)
14 December 2023

Wednesday, 13 March 2024
(all locations)
9 February 2024

Wednesday, 15 May 2024
(Virtual only)
12 April 2024

*Note - Reschedules or cancellations of registered exams after the deadline date are subject to payment of the full exam fee.

Exam Resources

  1. ASET Certification Exam manuals are available for download.

  2. Practice Certification Exams available for purchase.

    • The Practice Exams are hosted by a third-party educational partner, and applicants will need to create a new account to access the exams.

  3. Certification Exam Calculator policy

  4. Online Proctoring Information

    • Video resource from ProctorU/Meazure Learning outlining the candidate experience for writing an exam virtually.

Frequently Asked Questions

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