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Communicating acceptable alternatives for meeting certification requirements

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario Association of Certified ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS

Ontario Association of Certified ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS

Description

This practice allows applicants to better understand the wide range of flexible options available to them for meeting each certification requirement.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists has developed a table which lists acceptable alternatives for meeting each of the key certification requirements.

Acceptable alternatives include:

  • Academic requirement: Applicants with a minimum of one year of post-secondary engineering or applied science education may address any competency gaps by taking individual courses or writing technical exams.

  • Experience requirement: Applicants may fulfill the requirement for one year of Canadian work experience through a combination of paid and volunteer employment. This employment may be in Canada or on a project governed by codes, standards and practices prevalent in Ontario. They may also get credit for courses about applicable codes or regulations, such as the Ontario Electrical Safety Code or the Ontario Building Code.

  • Exam requirement: In lieu of writing the Professional Practice Exam, applicants may demonstrate past success on the corresponding exam for architecture, engineering, geoscience or land surveying.

The table of acceptable alternatives is easily accessed through the registration section of the regulator's website.

This practice raises awareness of flexible alternatives and encourages their use. This streamlines the certification process for eligible applicants.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Information for Applicants
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 26, 2013