Education and Designations


Provincial Professional Associations (PPAs) -- e.g. ASET, AETTNL, ASTTBC, CTTAM, ITP, NBSCETT, OACETT,  TechNova, TPS-- evaluate the qualifications of applicants against national technology benchmarks. Only those who demonstrate their competency -- including adherence to standards of ethics -- and remain members in good standing of their respective PPA, can use the following designations: 

Technologist in Training – T.T. (Alberta only) Certified Technician - C.Tech. Applied Science Technologist -  A.Sc.T. Certified Engineering Technologist - C.E.T. Registered Engineering Technologist -  R.E.T. (Alberta only) Professional Technologist (Engineering) and (Geosciences) - P.Tech. (Eng.) and P.Tech. (Geo.)  (Alberta only)