ASTTBC applicants write examinations as part of the requirements for registration and to achieve their respective designations. Below is information of the ASTTBC examinations an applicant may be required to take as part of their application process. Check the information of the examination and ASTTBC Examination Policy and Procedures before writing an examination.
Professional Practice Examination (PP&E)
Applied Science Technologist (AScT), Certified Technician (CTech), or Registered Technical Specialist (RTS) applicants are required to successfully complete this examination in order to be granted registration for their class, sub-class, discipline, or endorsement.
Technology Certification Examinations
AScT applicants who have completed a non-accredited education will be required to successfully complete a certification exam. The certification exam is designed to test entry-level skill and knowledge of applied science and engineering technologists who have:
- graduated from technologist-level program that is not accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada and are applying for AScT or;
- graduated from an accredited program but are applying for a different discipline than completed education, and there is a discipline-specific exam available; or
- have completed a technician-level program in applied science and engineering technology and are seeking reclassification from CTech to AScT
Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) Jurisprudence Examination
Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) applicants are required to successfully complete a jurisprudence examination prior to being granted registration.
The purpose of the exam is to confirm that ROWP applicants have adequate understanding of the Government of British Columbia (BC) acts, regulations, and standards of practice applicable to the construction and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems in BC.
Challenge Examinations for Registered Fire Protection Technicians (RFPT)
The successful completion of a challenge examination(s) may be used to satisfy the educational requirements for an RFPT applicant’s sub-class or endorsement(s).
Certified Home Inspector (CHI) Challenge Examination
Contact ASTTBC directly for information on this challenge examination.
Special Accommodation Requests
ASTTBC considers and evaluates any request for examination accommodation in accordance with its obligations as an “occupational association” under section 14 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code. Exam accommodations are designed to remove barriers related to individual characteristics of applicants that may prevent them from demonstrating their technical competencies on an exam. An appropriate accommodation is one that responds to specific individual characteristics but does so in a way that does not change the construct the test is measuring or the meaning of scores.
If an applicant believes they may require an accommodation, they are advised to contact ASTTBC for information on what supporting documentation or information they may need to provide. To protect the integrity of the examination, documented evidence of the applicant’s disability must be submitted to ASTTBC. Such evidence may include a formal diagnosis of the specific disability from an appropriate professional (i.e., physician, psychologist, physiotherapist) and supporting documentation citing the need for exam accommodations and what type of accommodations are required. Requests for accommodation must be submitted in writing, with supporting documentation, at least 30 days before the date of examination administration.
ASTTBC will review the candidate’s written request for accommodation and determine if it can be supported. Depending on the candidate’s individual needs, ASTTBC may modify the exam administration conditions, including exam setting, exam presentation, or the addition of the individuals to the exam (e.g. readers, scribes). Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
*All costs related to exam accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidate.