Eligibility for Reclassification

You may apply for reclassification if:

  • You were classified as a Certified Technician, Provisional Applied Science Technologist, Provisional Certified Technician, Graduate Technologist/Technician, or an Associate member when you initially joined the Association; or
  • You were classified as a Graduate Technologist/Technician or an Associate member upon graduation, and have a minimum of two (2) years of progressive, relevant work experience with a minimum of one (1) year at the Technologist or Technician level; and
  • You are a member in good standing, you have paid your current year’s due.

Provisional Applied Science Technologist, Provisional Certified Technician, Graduate Technologist/Technician or Associate members who wish to apply for change of discipline should apply for reclassification to full certification (Applied Science Technologist or Certified Technician) at the same time.

How to Apply

Members applying for reclassification and/or change of discipline are required to go through the same process as new application. Please check here for more information.

If you completed online application previously, use the same application account to create your application for reclassification. You can choose to copy information from your previous application and paste to your application for reclassification. You have to check to make sure all information entered is current before submitting your application.

If you were offered upgrade program (on the 2nd page of your acceptance letter) at the time of your current certification was granted, you are required to provide evidence to satisfy the upgrade requirements. If the upgrade requirement is only one document, such as a letter from your employer or a referee, a verification of education/training, or a Technical Report, you may contact the office for a shortcut to complete your application.

An example of work or a Technical Report accepted by the Board of Examiners may be required for application for change of discipline.

Fees for Reclassification

The application fee for reclassification only, change of discipline only, or reclassification and change of discipline is $188.32 ($179.35+GST). You may pay the fees when submitting your application or contact the office to arrange the payment.


If further assistance is required, please contact:

Edna Schwartz
Coordinator, Registrations


Tel: (604) 585-2788, local (233)
Fax: (604) 585-2790