Application for New Members
A complete application will include the following:
- A completed CTTAM application form for new members is available on the Home Page under Forms and Downloads
- Original transcripts with notarized translations, if applicable, and photocopies of all documents
- Original of diploma(s) with notarized English translations, if applicable, and photocopies of all diplomas and translations
- A syllabus or course outlines, optional, but preferred for foreign and non-accredited programs
- Part A of the application form - A chronological listing of academic programs, courses and professional development
- Part B of the application form - A detailed work history
- Part C of the application form - A detailed current job description signed by the applicant’s supervisor plus the signed affidavit on page 2 of the application form
- The names and contact information for three professional references
- The application fee of $140
*For guidance in providing acceptable applications, refer to the following sections of the website:
Professional Practice Exam compulsory for certification, current form under Forms and Downloads on Home Page.
Newcomers to Canada please click here
Applicants with Canadian Technical Work Experience, current form under Forms and Downloads on Home Page.
Applicants without Canadian Technical Work Experience, current form under Forms and Downloads on Home Page.
Application Process for New Members
Complete applications are accepted at the CTTAM office, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM (last appointment of the day is at 3 PM). Original documents (diploma & transcripts) can be immediately returned to the applicant and the applicant will receive a copy of the Professional Practice Exam study guide.
If applications are mailed, notarized copies of original documents may be acceptable. CTTAM does not want to be responsible for the return of original documents, such as diplomas and transcripts, in the mail.
Applications are accepted at any time. The CTTAM office recommends that applications are submitted no later than the 15th of the month prior to the assessment meetings scheduled for the months of September, November, January, March and May.
Professional Reference Questionnaires
The CTTAM office will mail professional reference questionnaires (PRQ's) to the three references provided. If you are applying for certification as a Technologist, two of your references must be either a C.E.T. or a P.Eng. The first reference provided must be your immediate supervisor and they do not have to be certified.
It is the obligation of the applicant to follow-up with their references to ensure that the completed questionnaires are returned to the CTTAM office.
All three completed PRQs must be received by the CTTAM office before the application is reviewed by the Certification Board.
The submitted applications are reviewed by the CTTAM Panel of Examiners and Certification Board, respectively, at their meetings scheduled for the months of September, November, January, March and May.
The Panel of Examiners assesses the academic credentials of the applicant.
The Certification Board assesses the work experience and combined with the academic assessment determines the membership classification of the applicant.
If either the Panel of Examiners or Certification Board determines that additional information is required, the review of the application will be deferred until the information is received and the next scheduled meetings occur.
Application Review Results
All application review results are sent to the applicants in the mail.
Applicants, who meet all of the certification requirements, including the completion of the Professional Practice (PPE), will have their names approved by the CTTAM Board of Directors for acceptance into the register of certified members.
Newly certified members will be invited to receive their membership certificates at a CTTAM event.
Applicants need to meet all of the certification requirements, including the completion of the Professional Practice (PPE), before their names are reviewed by the Certification Board and then forwarded to the CTTAM Board of Directors for acceptance into the Register of certified members.
Applicants who do not meet all of the certification requirements may be granted Associate affiliation with CTTAM, and will be advised of the steps required to become certified.
Applicants who feel that an error was made in thier assessment of Education or Work Experience Levels have six months to appeal the decsion. A written appeal must be submitted to the Registrar clearly stating the decsion being appealed.