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Enhancing visibility of acceptable alternatives for meeting academic 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 anticipates applicants' questions and provides responses within the application form.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) provides information in its application form about the range of options available to applicants if their academic training does not meet the requirements for certification.

These options include:

  • taking courses

  • writing technical exams

  • developing a Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) portfolio

This practice contributes to "relational fairness", by anticipating questions, relieving anxiety and communicating a welcoming attitude towards 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.
  • Helps applicants better understand assessment of qualifications process and results of assessment.
  • 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:

Sep 19, 2013