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 TAC/CTAB accredited programs, go to: 

*  Your program of study must be accredited under the Technology Accreditations Canada ( or be recognized under an international engineering accord (Washington or Sydney).  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                                            Registration Deadline

January 20, 2022                                         December 17, 2021

Competency Exam Handbooks




Engineering Design & Drafting Technology

Fundamentals of Technology