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Basic Requirements & How to Apply

Technologist and Technician Certification
Basic Requirements

Applicants for certification and registration as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) or Certified Technician (CTech) under the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians Act & Regulations of British Columbia require post-secondary education qualification and relevant work experience. The minimum education required for AScT certification is a Diploma of Technology (2 or 3 years) from a nationally accredited program or equivalent. The minimum education required for a CTech certification is a Certificate (1 or 2 years) from a nationally accredited program or equivalent.

AScT and CTech certifications require a minimum of two years of related work experience, with at least one year at the level of certification sought. Internationally trained professionals may qualify for ‘Provisional’ membership provided the education qualification and work experience are acceptable. Reclassification from ‘Provisional’ status is possible after the one year work experience to demonstrate understanding of Canadian standard is achieved.

Applicants who do not meet AScT or CTech certification requirements may be granted membership as an Associate, GradTech or Student.

An applicant registered as a Technologist or Technician in another province may transfer their certification under the terms of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) or the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) - Transfers under AIT/TILMA.

On-line Application

If you are applying for certification with ASTTBC in British Columbia click here. If you are applying for certification in another Canadian Province click here.

You may visit the International Technology Education Recognition (ITER) website to view the technology education programs that have been assessed as meeting Canadian certification requirements.

For further information please see the Frequently Asked Questions relating to Certification and Applications, or click here for more information on the certification and registration process.

Student Application

If you are a full-time student or have graduated within the past six months from a technology program, please complete and submit our student application form.

If further assistance is required, please contact:

Edna Schwartz
Registrations Coordinator
Tel: (604) 585-2788, local (233)
Fax: (604) 585-2790



Technical Specialist Certification
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If you are applying for Technical Specialist Certification, you may request to have an application package sent to you.  To process your application request, please complete the form below... please be thorough as this will expedite processing of your application.

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