Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians

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ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS AND
TECHNOLOGISTS
Did you know that, on average,
certified members earn $16,000
more annually than non-certified
technicians and technologists?
Source: 2010 Salary Survey
Who We Are
• Your professional association
• Provincial association of
engineering technicians and
technologists
• Established in 1957
• 24,000 members and growing
• An independent certifying body
• 28 active chapters
What We Do
• Award professional designations
 C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist)
 C.
Tech. (Certified Technician)
• 15 disciplines of engineering and applied
science technology
• Support the accreditation of engineering and
applied science programs
• Advocate on behalf of members and the
industry at large
Member Profile
• 55% C.E.T., 25% C. Tech, 20% Associate members
• Civil, electrical/electronics and mechanical are
largest disciplines
• 95% of members employed
• Average cash compensation: $77,735
• 23% of members are internationally trained
• Employment sectors: 26% consulting engineers &
architects, 19% government, 12% energy, 8%
construction & building, 7% transportation
Strategic Partnership Program
• A connection between OACETT
and industry
• Work collaboratively on issues,
challenges and opportunities
facing the industry
• Allows partners to communicate
with members and get involved
with OACETT
Strategic Partners
OACETT is extremely proud to recognize the
following companies as strategic partners
Certification
The Mark of Professionalism
• The industry standard
• Academic excellence
• Discipline related work
experience
• Commitment to a code of ethics
• Growing trend  certification
required by over 50% of
employers
• Global recognition
Engineering & Applied Science
Disciplines
Bioscience
Building
Chemical
Electrical
Electronics
Environmental
Industrial
Instrumentation
Mechanical
Civil
Computer
Geological
Geomatics
Mining
Resources
Road To Certification
Application Process
• Verifies academic and work experience
• Determines discipline and designation
Academic
• Graduate from a full-time, post secondary engineering or
applied science program or equivalent
• 2 year program earns C. Tech designation
• 3 year program earns C.E.T. designation
Work Experience
• 2 years within discipline required
• Co-op may count towards requirement
• Generally 1 year in Canada
Road To Certification
Professional Practice Examination
• Multiple choice exam, consisting of three parts;
Law, Ethics and Practice
• Must earn a minimum 50% grade in each part to pass
• May be written upon becoming an Associate Member
Technology Report
• Applicable to C.E.T. designation only
• Two step process; 1) submit a Proposal, 2) upon
approval, write and submit a Report
Sheridan College
• Nationally accredited programs
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Architectural Technician & Technology
Chemical Laboratory Technician
Chemical Engineering Technology
Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental
Computer Engineering Technician & Technology
Electromechanical Engineering Technician & Technology
Electronics Engineering Technician & Technology
Environmental Science Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technician & Technology (Design and Drafting)
Telecommunications Technology
• Technology Report embedded in curriculum, meets OACETT
requirement
• Co-op counts 1 to 1, if supervised by P. Eng or OACETT
certified member
Membership
Associate Member – Post Secondary Student
• Must complete one year of a post secondary program in
engineering or applied science technology
• One time application fee of $50.00 plus HST
• Annual dues – first year are waived, $50.00 plus HST
each year in full-time program
• Maintain Associate Member status up to 6 years while
working towards certification
Certified Member
• Earned upon review and approval of all certification
requirements
What’s In It For You!
Member Benefits
Professional recognition
• Use of C.E.T., C. Tech. designation
Increased marketability
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Earning potential
Network of 24,000+ members
CTEN career site
Designation is portable
What’s In It For You!
Member Benefits
Professional and personal development
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The Ontario Technologist
Salary Survey
Continuous learning opportunities
Leadership roles
Save money
• Affinity Program
Win a Playbook!
• Provide your name,
email address &
semester for a
chance to win a
Blackberry Playbook
• Draw December 20th
A Great Opportunity!
• Join your professional
association today
• Immediate access to
member benefits
• Start networking and
optimizing your
marketability
• Save over $325 in your first
year
Thank You
OACETT
Ontario Association of Certified
Engineering Technicians and Technologists
10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 404
Toronto, ON, M9B 6H7
(416) 621-9621
www.oacett.org
info@oacett.org
Your Professional Association
Working For You!

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