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Updated Academic Requirements for ASET Applicants in 2018
Recognizing Educational
Programs with TAC-Accreditation
As part of the certification process for technologists and
technicians in Alberta, ASET recognizes education from
nationally-accredited post-secondary technical programs.
On January 1, 2013, the ASET Board of Examiners ceased
recognizing CTAB accreditation as ASET transitioned to focus on education programs with accreditation from Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). On January 1, 2018, applicants for ASET C.E.T. certification who are not graduates
of a program accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada will be required to complete the ASET Certification Exam.
Applicants for C.Tech. certification are not required to take
the exam unless they would like to be considered for C.E.T.
"ASET is moving to TAC accreditation because it is a worldclass model established with support from the Canadian
Standards Association," comments Jennifer Bertrand, Registrar, ASET. "Programs accredited by TAC have been verified
as meeting the learning outcomes set out under the national
academic benchmarks in the Canadian Technology Accreditation Criteria."
Since TAC accreditation could not be completed on all programs at once, ASET implemented conditions to ensure current students and recent graduates would not be affected by
the transition process. For example, a grace period of January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2018 was applied to retroactively
recognize education of graduates during that time from any
program previously with CTAB accreditation that now has
(or is applying for) TAC accreditation.
"Students who started these programs after the stated accreditation date will not be subject to the certification exam,
while graduates from programs prior to the accreditation
date will now be assigned the certification exam," stated
Bertrand. "However, the exam tests entry-level knowledge in
applied science or engineering technology, so senior practitioners will typically not have any difficulty with the content."

A special consideration process is in place so if, after attempting the certification exam, an applicant feels they are
too specialized (or there is some other issue with the exam
related to their field of practice), they can be reviewed by the
Board for alternative assessment activities (such as a technical report).
Here is a list as of January 1, 2018 of post-secondary programs in Alberta with, or currently applying for, TAC Accreditation and will be recognized as part of the ASET application
process. Applicants who graduated in the specified dates*
will have their education recognized and will be exempt from
writing the ASET Certification Exam:

Lakeland College
Program

Recognition
Dates

Technician

Apr 1/18 -
Apr 30/19

Program
Level

Recognition
Dates

Technologist

Apr 1/13 -
Apr 30/19

Heavy Oil Operations
Power Engineering
Technology
(2 Years)
Power Engineering
Technology
(1 Years)

Lethbridge College

Program
Civil Engineering
Technology
Engineering Design and
Drafting Technology
Geomatics Engineering
Technology

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