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 who have applied to CTTAM prior to May 15, 2017, will be given the option of submitting a technical report or writing a competency exam.

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

Please click here for more information on the 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:

Exam Date (Wednesday)         Registration Deadline

March 25, 2020                             February 21, 2020

July 22, 2020                                June 19, 2020

October 21, 2020                          September 18, 2020


Competency Exam Handbooks




Fundamentals of Technology