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OACETT certifications (C.Tech. and C.E.T. ) are recognized by employers, governments, educational institutions and the public in Ontario and across Canada. Certification demonstrates that you meet a high standard of academic excellence, are experienced in your field, and have demonstrated an understanding of ethics and your responsibility to your employer and the public. Start your application today and begin your journey to certification.

Learn About the Benefits of Membership

The minimum requirement for OACETT Associate membership is one year of applied science or engineering-related post-secondary academics from an OACETT-recognized institution.

If you are not sure if you meet the one-year minimum academic requirement, please contact us at before completing an application.

Include information on courses or certifications you have completed in applied science or technology, and any supporting documents such as certificates or transcripts.

To start the process to become certified, you must first become an Associate member and meet the requirements for this category of membership. 
Visit the OACETT portal at the top of the website and choose Sign up/Join. Create your profile and click on the Start Application button. 

Graduates from a 2-year post-secondary program in engineering technology or applied science generally work towards a Certified Technician (C.Tech.) designation. Graduates with three or more years of engineering technology or applied science education can work towards a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation.
You must have at least two years experience for certification. For C.E.T. certification, you need to provide a job description and supervisor reference indicating that you have worked at the technologist level for at least six months. The role of a technologist is typically one that members progress into after they begin their careers with technician-level responsibilities, and in most cases requires a minimum of three years experience. View the Profiles of a Technician or Technologist for some general guidelines regarding certification-level experience. 

The discipline you choose is related to your education, not your experience. The Admissions Committee evaluates your academic requirements based upon the discipline of learning, so if you chose a different discipline you may be assigned additional courses. If you need assistance in determining the discipline you should apply for, contact us at

View the various disciplines here.

For descriptions of disciplines, see the Technology Accreditation Canada Standards

The following documents are required to complete your file and can be uploaded to the portal directly:
  1. Proof of legal name in the form of ONE of the following:
  • Canadian passport
  • Permanent Resident card
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Work/student permit + identification page of international passport

Please note that we do not accept a driver’s licence or health card.

For OACETT membership, we only require the basic document requirements (legal ID and education). You can then come back to your application at any time and complete your file with any outstanding documentation.

For more detailed document requirements, please refer to the Associate Membership section of website.

There is a one-time application fee of $254.25, and once you have officially become an Associate member, you will be invoiced the annual membership dues of $333.58. You must pay your membership dues in order to ensure that you remain an active member.

Click here to see the fee schedule.

*Please note that your application will not be processed until the application fee is paid.

To support new Canadians establishing themselves professionally in Canada, OACETT has an application offer for new arrivals to Canada.

If you apply for an OACETT membership within one year of initially arriving in Canada, you may be eligible to have your application fee waived. You will need to provide one of the following documents showing your original entry date:

  1. Temporary Resident Document (IMM 1442)
  2. Permament Resident Document (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)
  3. Verification of Status (IMM 5009)
  4. Work permit with Canadian immigration passport stamp

*Please note that the new new arrivals to Canada offer only waives the application fee. You will be invoiced for your membership dues immediately after you are approved for Associate membership. This usually happens within a month after you apply. Click here for fees and dues information. 

  1. Apply for membership through the portal.
  2. Complete your application. When you come to the invoice page, choose Pay by Cheque.
  3. Contact us at and attach a copy of the document/s which shows your original date of entry to Canada.
  4. Once we have verified your documents, we will waive the application fee and process your application. We will contact you to confirm your eligibility and advise you of when you can expect to be awarded membership and pay your membership dues.

  1. Once you have completed the application process, paid the applicable application fee, and provided the basic document requirements (legal ID and education), you will be sent to the Board to be approved as an Associate.
  2. After all required documentation is received, together with references, your complete file will be sent to the Admissions Committee for a file review. This takes 3 to 4 months, and after the review has been completed, any outstanding requirements for certification will be identified.
  3. Internationally-educated applicants may need to write an English language proficiency test. This will be identified by the Admissions Committee as a requirement for certification. For more information on the English language proficiency requirement, click here.
For more information on the certification process, visit the How to Certify page of our website.

To see where you are in your certification journey, log into the portal, click on My Membership then Certification Details.

If you are looking for information on an OACETT designation such as road construction or municipal infrastructure, visit our Designations page in the Members’ Area.
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Road to Certification Webinars

A complimentary 45 minute informational webinar hosted by OACETT to learn more about OACETT membership, certification, and the application process for New Canadians.