Competency Exam Requirement for Technologist

New applicants who have completed a Canadian non-accredited* engineering technology program or foreign program that has been assessed by the Panel of Examiners as equivalent to Technologist academics will now be required to write a competency exam and submit a competency summary to achieve the Technologist academic classification.  You must be certified as a C.Tech. (Certified Technician) in order to qualify for writing the competency exams.   Associates are not eligible to write the competency exam.

Applicants will be informed of the competency exam and competency summary requirement, in writing, after their application has been assessed by the Certification Board.


Information on Competency Exams

To view a list of nationally CTAB accredited programs, go to

*  Your program of study must be accredited under the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists ( or be recognized under an international engineering accord.  Go to


Exam Schedule:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competency exam schedule has been revised.  Please note that the dates are subject to change.

Exam Date (Wednesday)                          Registration Deadline

October 21, 2020 (virtual exam only)           September 18, 2020

January 20, 2021 (virtual exam only)            December 17, 2020

March 17, 2021                                             February 12, 2021


Competency Exam Handbooks




Engineering Design & Drafting Technology

Fundamentals of Technology