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Reclassification from Associate to Full Membership/Certification

A complete application for reclassification will include the following:
  • A completed CTTAM application form for new members
  • Part A of the application form & Academic Documentation, course transcripts
    - applies only to Associates who had academic requirements for reclassification.
  • 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 reclassification fee of $45
*For guidance in providing acceptable applications, refer to the following sections of the web-site: Work Experience and References

Professional Practice Exam (PPE) and Certification

  • The Registration Form for the Professional Practice Exam, to fufil the compulsory exam for certification, is on the Home Page under Forms and Downloads. .
  • Associates who Register with CTTAM in their first year of Graduation will have the registration fee reduced from $140.00 to $25 and will need to obtain their Professional Practice Manual from the CTTAM office.
  • Associates must write the PPE prior to their reclassification.

The Application Process for Reclassification from Associate to Full Membership / Certification

Application Submission

Complete applications are accepted at the CTTAM office, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 3:30 PM. Applications for reclassification can also be mailed or a .pdf file can be emailed to admin@cttam.com.  Please note that the applications will not be processed until the $45 application fee has been paid.

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.

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 PRQ's must be received by the CTTAM office before the application is reviewed by the Certification Board.

Application Review

If additional academics are submitted, such as a Technical Report or course transcripts, the Panel of Examiners reviews those documents.

The Certification Board assesses the work experience and the three PRQ's and combined with the academic assessment determines the membership classification of the applicant.

If 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 by the 15th of the month following the review. No results are provided over the phone or via e-mail.

Applicants, who meet all of the certification requirements , including the completion of the Professional Practice Exam (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 who have been recommended for certification, but have not completed the Professional Practice Exam, will have 12 months in which to complete the PPE. The approval of their certification by the CTTAM Board of Directors will be delayed until the completion of the PPE within the 12 month deadline.


Reclassification from Technician to Technologist

Certified Engineering Technicians should consult with the Registrar prior to making application for reclassification to Technologist. Most situations involving reclassification from Technician to Technologist requires that the applicant write and pass a competency exam as well as submitting a competency summary. Very few Technicians require only work experience to achieve Technologist.

A complete application for reclassification will include the following:
  • A completed CTTAM Application Form for Reclassification from Technician to Technologist can be found
  • on the Home page under Forms and Downloads.
  • Part A of the application form & Academic Documentation, such as Technical Reports or course transcripts - applies only to Technicians who had academic requirements for reclassification
  • 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 reclassification fee of $45
*Applicants for reclassification for Technician to Technologist who were certified as Technician within the prior 12 months and are in the same job with same employer may not be requied to submit Parts B and C and professional references. You should consult with the Registrar.

The Application Process for Reclassification from Technician to Technologist

Application Submission

Complete applications are accepted at the CTTAM office, Monday to Friday, 8 AM - 3:30 PM. Applications for reclassification can be mailed.

Applications are received 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.

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 PRQ's must be received by the CTTAM office before the application is reviewed by the Certification Board.

Application Review

If additional academics are submitted, the Panel of Examiners reviews those documents. If a Technical Report has been submitted, additional time may be required to complete the evaluation.

The Certification Board assesses the work experience and 3 PRQ's and combined with the academic assessment determines the membership classification of the applicant.

If 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 by mail.


Reclassification from Student to Associate

Students who are re-classing to Associate must apply on-line at http://www.technologyregistrationscanada.ca.  

A complete on-line application for reclassification will include the following:
  • Copies (.pdf) of the original diploma and transcripts must be attached.

The Registration fee of $140.00 is reduced for students who reclassify to Associate within 12 months of graduation. A $25 fee covers all materials & other costs.

Student Associates who do not reclassify within 12 months of graduation are removed from the CTTAM active register.

Students who are reclassified to Associate will receive a letter in the mail confirming the reclassification.