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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Time for clarity, time for recognition,
time for the protection of public safety
Barry Cavanaugh
THE ASSOCIATION of Science and Engineering Technology
Professionals of Alberta puts the safety, wellbeing
and prosperity of Albertans first. We can accomplish this by
ensuring that certified science and engineering technologists
are held to the highest standards of accountability, reliability
and responsibility. From our establishment in 1963
as a society reflecting a newly recognized and emerging
distinct profession, through our transformation to a statutory
professional regulatory body - proclaimed in law in 2009
- ASET has managed, and now regulates the province's
engineering technology sector, advancing professionalism
and introducing a competencies-based assessment protocol
and a state-of-the-art certification examination.
A national leader among technology professional organizations,
ASET has seen its assessment standards and certification
examination adopted as the national benchmarks for
the entire profession in Canada. These benchmarks were adopted
as such just last year by the member bodies of Technology
Professionals Canada.
ASET is highly regarded for its
comprehensive and equitable approach,
and for the efficiency with which our
Registration and Practice staff process
applications. Over the last decade, ASET
has certified almost a thousand of our
members as professional technologists
(engineering or geoscience), enabling
them to practice engineering
independently, albeit within a limited
scope of practice.
ASET's standards require individual members to demonstrate
a baseline of competency and adhere to strict legal
and ethical guidelines. The framework effectively puts the
public first. That's because as a result, every stage in the engineering
and technology continuum - trades to technicians
to technologists to engineers - is accountable and professional.
This puts things into a context that allows the public to
take confidence in our power grid, water and sanitation, safe
buildings, construction, roads, elevators and the like. Professions
required by government to regulate their members in
their work provide the best warranty of safety and quality. The
requirement of continuing professional development is a significant
part of the formula, since it requires the maintenance
of currency in the rapidly evolving fields in which ASET members
are employed.
Alberta is heavily dependent on technical excellence. Sectors
like oil and gas, construction, forestry, agriculture and
renewable energy rely on the successful integration of many
emerging and increasingly complex technologies. It stands to
reason, then, that a harmonized system ensuring the competence
and quality of individual professionals on whom much
of our safety and economic wellbeing depends should be
held to rigorous, empirical standards of evaluation.
In its time as a statutory regulator - indeed before recognition
in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions
Act - ASET has consistently demonstrated the same levels
of professionalism, accountability and responsibility it
demands of its members. That fact, coupled with the increasing
need to protect the public from incompetence,
unethical practices, and unreliable work products from
unknown or unverifiable sources, makes clear the need for
a legislated evaluator and certifier for a range of skills and
knowledge unique to this profession. It is not acceptable
in the modern Alberta to have anyone claiming the ability
to work as a technologist without the means to verify their
claims and hold them accountable for their work. The definition
of technologist practice, which has been lacking in
our governing legislation since its inception, is imperative.
No other Canadian regulatory body with authority derived
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