Technicians and technologists achieve professional recognition through certification and registration by provincial associations.
Professional technology associations are responsible for granting certification based on national standards of competence. Inter-provincial labour mobility for certified and registered technicians and technologists in Canada is made possible in part through the national standards.
Steps to getting certified
Determine if you are eligible.
Identify certification level.
What is Certification?
Who is eligible?
Ready to apply?
Benefits of certification
Many employers require applied science and engineering technicians and technologists to be certified or prefer to hire those who are certified and registered. Certified technicians and technologists enjoy competitive salaries and stable careers. With Canada facing a shortage of nearly 20,000 technology professionals, being certified and registered with a technology professional association provides an added advantage to successful employment.
Upgrade your skills
Depending on your career goals, many opportunities exist to upgrade your knowledge, skills and abilities on a part-time or full-time basis through colleges, institutes, polytechnics and universities. Continuing your professional development is an important indicator of professionalism.