Compliance and Non-Compliance
Every 3 years, Certified members and, Associates admitted to membership prior to July 2005 will declare at the time of membership renewal that CPD requirements have been completed. Members selected for an audit will be required to produce supporting documentation within 30 days.
OACETT will conduct a random audit of a percentage of members annually beginning in 2019. Individual members will only be audited at the end of their 3 year cycle. Members will be required to produce supporting documentation as proof of compliance. For audit purposes, verification of 3 activities and one formal course or self-directed study will require documentation to confirm completion of the activity or course. Acceptable documentation may take such forms as:
- transcript, receipt of payment with course outline, certificate of completion/attendance
- written confirmation from employer that member attended and passed
- submission of the article written or presentation given
- study notes and resource lists
IETO, the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario, OACETT’s certification division will audit CPD compliance. Certified members and Associates admitted to membership prior to July 2005 not in compliance may be given a “grace period” of 6 months to comply and will be asked to submit a compliance plan on how they will complete the mandatory CPD requirements. Members who lose membership to non-compliance can reinstate after submitting proof of compliance. Once their CPD has been verified, members may apply for reinstatement. The reinstatement fees will be waived for prior members who are now compliant and return to membership within one year of being resigned for CPD non-compliance. All other regular reinstatement rules apply, which may have potential implications on membership status.
Prior certified members
Associate members prior to July 2005
- Resigned Members will not be reinstated to designations that are no longer awarded such as Certified Engineering Technician or Applied Science Technologist. The current designation in use at the time of reinstatement that represents the appropriate level of certification will be granted.
- Those members who have not completed the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) prior to resignation will be required to pass the PPE within 6 months of reinstatement.
- Reinstatement fee will be waived for prior members who meet compliance and return to membership within one year of being resigned for non-compliance.
will be treated the same as members who were admitted to membership on or after July 1, 2005 (i.e. Three or Six Year Rule
). Certification will need to be achieved within the 3 or 6 year timeline determined by your certification program assigned at time of reinstatement.