Competency exam resources for technologists

New applicants who have completed a Canadian non-accredited* engineering technology program or foreign program that has been assessed by the Panel of Examiners as equivalent to Technologist academics will now be required to write a competency exam and submit a competency summary to achieve the Technologist academic classification. You must be certified as a C.Tech. (Certified Technician) in order to qualify for writing the competency exams. Associates are not eligible to write the competency exam.

Applicants will be informed of the competency exam and competency summary requirement, in writing, after their application has been assessed by the Certification Board.

Your program of study must be accredited under the Technology Accreditations Canada website or be recognized under an international engineering accord (Washington or Sydney).

Competency Exams resources
Information on Competency Exams (PDF file)

A list of nationally TAC/CTAB accredited programs can be found on the Technology Accreditation Canada website

Exam schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competency exam schedule has been revised. Please note that the dates are subject to change. Exams will currently be written virtually.

Exam Date
      Registration Deadline 
July 26, 2023
  June 23, 2023
October 18, 2023
  September 15, 2023

Competency exam handbooks
(PDF files)
Construction Technologist Certification
Engineering Design & Drafting Technology
Fundamentals of Technology