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/degree 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 

  • Architectural
  • 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, 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

Wednesday, 17 July 2024
(all locations)
13 June 2024

Monday, 9 September 2024
(all locations)
6 August 2024

Tuesday, 26 November 2024
(virtual only)
23 October 2024

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

Rewrite/Reschedule Policy

Please be advised that if you wish to reschedule your exam date at any time after the registration deadline, you will be charged the full exam fee. Please email to reschedule your exam. 

If you are required to rewrite the exam, you will be charged the full exam fee. Refer to the fee chart above to see the full exam fee.   
Applicants may attempt the exam a maximum of three times within one year from the date of application.



Applicants must reconfirm their seat through a series of instructions provided in a booking confirmation email sent from Meazure Learning three to four weeks prior to your chosen exam date. This email may go into your junk mail folder/spam filter. Should you not locate the email, please contact Meazure Learning directly at and request that an exam grant email be resent to you. ASET does not have access to this information. Without reconfirming your exam booking, you will be unable to write the exam on your chosen date.

Special Accommodation Requests

  1. Applicants with disabilities may request special accommodation(s) to write the ASET PPE, Certification Exam or the NPPE. Applicants must request special accommodation(s) at the time of application and at least seven weeks prior to the exam registration deadline date.

    Applicants will be required to provide documented evidence of the disability. Such evidence includes a formal detailed diagnosis of the specific disability from an appropriate professional (e.g. physician, psychologist, rehabilitation counsellor) and supporting documentation citing the need for exam accomodations and what accomodations the candidate received in the past.

    ASET will review the candidate's written request for accommodation(s) to determine if the request can be supported.
  2. Internationally trained applicants who may need more than the allotted time when writing the PPE and/or ASET Certification Exam, may request additional time for writing the exam by completing and submitting this form to ASET. Applicants must request special accommodation(s) at the time of application and at least seven weeks prior to the exam registration deadline date.

    Applicants must submit the results of the English language competency proficiency to ASET before this special accommodation request will be granted.

    ASET will review the applicant’s written request for accommodation(s) to determine if the request can be supported.

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.

Technology Report Resources

Applicants who fail the discipline-specific certification exam after one attempt may apply to the ASET Registrar for special consideration to write a technical report in lieu of the exam. Applicants seeking special consideration must provide a technical report proposal in accordance with ASET’s Technical Report Guidelines. A subject matter expert will review the report proposal and provide a written recommendation to the Registrar regarding acceptance of the report proposal. Prior approval of the technical report topic by a subject matter expert must be obtained for candidates to begin writing their report.

In addition, and at its discretion, the Board of Examiners may assign a technical report to C.E.T. applicants who are graduates of a program currently in the accreditation process with Technology Accreditation Canada.

  1. ASET Technical Report Overview
  2. BoE Special Consideration & Proposal Form
  3. ASET Technical Report Guidelines and Requirements
  4. Declaration of Authorship Form
  5. ASET Technical Report Writing Training Guide
  6. ASET Technical Report Marking Rubric
  7. ASET Sample Technical Report

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