Special Certification (Technical Specialist programs) recognizes individuals who have reached a certain level of expertise within a defined area. Special Certification does not, at this time, grant membership in ASTTBC and is not part of the regular certification program for technologists and technicians. Special Certification has been developed in conjunction with appropriate industry, government, education, and other interested groups.
Special Certification represents an important vehicle whereby ASTTBC can recognize specialty areas, either as a form of 'endorsement' to ASTTBC certification as an AScT, CTech, Associate or as a separate, distinct 'Technical Specialist'.
The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) registers and certifies Steel Detailers in BC. There are three levels of certification which identify ASTTBC registered Steel Detailers. These are:
- RSD – Registered Steel Detailer (highest certification granted)
- CSD – Certified Steel Detailer
- ASD – Associate Steel Detailer
Certified Steel Detailers are highly qualified and knowledgeable professionals with qualifications that adhere to rigorous standards of practice and a code of ethics.
For more information, please visit sdibc.asttbc.org