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).

Information on competency exams (PDF file)

A list of nationally T.A.C. accredited programs can be found on the Technology Accreditation Canada website

Exam schedule

Please note that the dates are subject to change. Exams are currently written in person or remotely.

Exam dateRegistration deadline
July 17, 2024June 10, 2024
September 9, 2024August 1, 2024
November 26, 2024October 18, 2024

Competency exam handbooks

Construction Technologist Certification
Engineering Design & Drafting Technology
Fundamentals of Technology