FAQ’s

What is ITP?

Established in 1972 as the Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Prince Edward Island,  Island Technology Professionals (ITP), is Prince Edward Island's independent certifying body for engineering/applied science technicians and technologists. Certification is accomplished by a Board of Examiners which includes a panel of technical experts from varied disciplines. The Board evaluates applications and recommends certification of engineering/applied science technicians and technologists who meet recognized national standards in education and experience.

ITP confers the designations "C.Tech.", "CET" and "AScT." which are symbols of achievement in engineering/applied science technology and are legally protected for use only by fully certified members. The designations are recognized across Canada by many employers and other engineering professionals through the efforts of provincial associations that make up the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT).

Who is eligible?

Applicants must have both education and experience qualifications in a recognized field of engineering technology and were trained in a recognized institution.

What are the levels of membership?

There are various levels of membership. The Certification Board will determine the appropriate classification based on their assessment of each applicants academics and experience. Membership in ITP is open to any person who resides in the province of Prince Edward Island and who meets the criteria for one or more of the following categories of membership.

Certified Member

Includes Certified Technician (C.Tech.), Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Applied Science Technologist (AScT), Certified Engineering Technicians from other provinces who transfer to P.E.I. are allowed to retain their C.E.T. designation. All members have provided proof of technical training which meets the minimum national standards in their discipline. They must also provide names of three professional references who are contacted by ITP regarding the applicant's work experience. Two years of approved experience are required.

Associate Member

These members are working in the field of applied science or engineering technology or a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and:

  1. do not have the academic requirements for certification or the desired category of membership but wish to pursue a course of studies and examinations as recommended and approved by the Registration Board leading to certification; or
  2. do not have one year of appropriate Canadian experience required for certification; and
  3. are not a full-time student

Maximum term to remain as an associate member is five years unless specifically extended by the Certification Board. Associate members have most of the privileges of certified members, are subject to the same controls of Council and bylaws of the Association but have no vote in ITP affairs.

Student Member

Student membership is available to all students enrolled in a full-time engineering technology, applied science technology or computer information technology program in recognized technical institutes or colleges in P.E.I. The maximum term for a student member is four years unless specifically extended by Council. No other category of membership is available to student members without approval of Council. Student members have most of the privileges of certified members, are subject to the same controls of Council and bylaws of the Association but have no vote in ITP affairs.

Non-resident Membership

Available only to the C.Tech., AScT, CET, who is no longer a resident in the province of P.E.I. Allows the member to retain association with ITP while no longer resident in this jurisdiction. *NOTE* Members may only use the legal designation CET, AScT or C.Tech. in the province(s) in which they are so registered.

Life & Retired Membership

Members who have maintained active membership and have retired from the practice of applied science or engineering technology may apply to ITP for Life Member status. Life Member status carries all the privileges of full membership, including the right to vote on Association affairs, but is free to the member. The Council has the final say on life member status, and will look at such things as involvment in the association (ie council member or volunteer), years of membership and contribution to the field of Technology.

Retired members who have a minimum of 40 years active membership are eligible for Retired Member status which reduces their membership fees. Retired Member status does not include the right to vote on Association affairs. The Council has the final say on retired member status.

Honorary Membership

Conferred at the discretion of the Council and in accordance with the bylaws of ITP.

Who evaluates my credentials?

All applicants for membership are evaluated by ITP Certification Board who are responsible for assessing academic and experience qualifications and approving membership at the appropriate classification level. The Board are volunteers appointed by the association's council and are comprised of senior representatives of industry, educational institutes and other professional associations.

Who can I use as Reference and experience verification?

References should be those who can verify your current and/or past technical experience, preferably registered professionals. References should be people that you have worked for or with in some technical capacity. Do not include personal references, unless you have worked for or with these people in a technical capacity.

Recognized professionals:

  • Certified Engineering Technologist (CET)
  • Certified Engineering Technician (C.Tech)
  • Applied Science Technician (C.Tech)
  • Applied Science Technologist (AScT)

...who must be a member in good standing with ITP

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng) a member of Engineers PEI
  • A recognized signing officer in the military.
How long does it take to become a member?

Currently a minimum of 3 months is required depending on when you submit your application. The Board meets a minumum of 4 times or as need requires. Be sure to go through the ‘checklist ‘ included with the application form and provide all applicable information requested. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will delay the process. The onus is on the applicant to provide all requested information.

What is covered by the application fee?

The one time non-refundable administrative fee that you submit with your application pays for a full and comprehensive review of your academic and experience qualifications. Annual dues are pro-rated for all applicants accepted for membership. The application processing fee is $80.00.

Do I receive a membership card and certificate?

We do not currently use or require membership cards, all applicants who are certified will receive a wall certificate upon payment of the current annual dues. A letter may also be requested to be mailed to the applicants employer telling them that they are now certified.

How are my credential assessed?

Evaluation is made primarily on academic education. The Certification Board will accept a copy of your transcript of marks for grade 12 academic but for examinations written beyond grade 12, please arrange for an official transcript of marks to be sent directly to the ITP office by the institution. Graduates of a non-accredited program must arrange for or submit a detailed description of the course taken on the year of graduation if requested. Both the official transcript and descriptions must be in English. Foreign document translations must be notarized.

How much are the dues and how can I pay them?

Dues are set by council and approved the annual general meeting by the membership. Payment can be made by cash or check, we do not currently have a credit card or debit payment system. The current dues and fees are as follows:

Full certified member (CET, AScT or C.Tech) $140 /year, Associate member $90 /year, Student $20/yr, Retired Member $20 /year and Life member is free. The yearly membership dues are income tax deductible.

Application, transfers and reclassification fees are $80 and are non-refundable administrative fees, note the transfer fee is paid to the provincial association you are applying to.

 ITP is pleased to offer the merchant payment option (online banking).  The merchant code is ITP. Your account number is your membership number which can be found on your certificate.

The participating institutions are:

HSBC

Credit Union

Bank of Montreal (BMO)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

For more information, please contact your banking institution.

 

 

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