Professional Technologist


The PTech Certification Board has decided to temporarily postpone decisions on approval of PTech applications.  PTech applications submitted prior to June 21, 2016 will remain on file and the applicants advised of this unforeseen delay. ASTTBC Council and staff are considering adjustments to the certification policies and while this work is underway the PTech Certification Board is delaying processing applications. It is anticipated that the ASTTBC Council will make a decision at the next meeting on September 29, 2016. We regret any inconvenience caused by this delay and appreciate your patience.


PTech applicants that meet the certification criteria will be registered as a Professional Technologist (PTech). The PTech designation will be used in conjunction with the Applied Science Technologist (AScT) designation as specified in the ASTT Act.

To qualify for PTech, you should be an AScT senior technology practitioner with a minimum of four years relevant work experience typically in the design of products, procedures, or the provision of services in complex technological areas. Further information on the criteria and documentation you will need when you apply on line is available here.

Please view FAQ if you have more questions.

Click to view Professional Technologist Certification Board Policy.

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PTech and Limited License Task Force Reports:

The following are links to reports which came out of ASTTBC-APEGBC Joint Task Forces in 2011. These Task Forces produced reports which were approved by each respective Council.

PTech Task Force Report – March 2011

Limited License Renewal Task Force Final Report March 2011