Purpose of the New Certification program
As part of the Institute's ongoing mission to
encourage and promote knowledge, recognize the expertise gained and raise the
level of competence of its members, the Institute has proudly established a new
certification program for its existing and new members. This new certification
program will recognize present members and future applicants who have
demonstrated a high degree of professional competence in different areas of
academic knowledge and expertise in a specialized
technical/technology field and work experience. The new Certification Program
recognizes the fulfillment of four fundamental categories of interest namely:
Education, Experience, Ethics and Continuous Self Improvement.
The Institute has now developed a new set of standards
for admission into the Institute that will become the main foundation towards a
new and unique certification program. These have been established to bridge a
span between academic disciplines and practical experience through one's
specialization in a specific scope of work experience and knowledge, encouraged
through continued learning throughout life, self-improvement to further
recognize and accept our members as professionals in the community and
Due to a broad range of specialized technical disciplines, the
Institute is now registering and certifying professionals in categories
specifically related to one's specific field of knowledge, expertise and
practice - Please refer to the 'Disciplines of Registration' section of our
website. A person may be certified in one or more technical disciplines, and
once approved, will be entitled to proudly use the Institute's new designation
"Chartered Technical Practitioner" (letter designation as " ChTP
") after their name.
The member will be able to use their new title and designation in personnel
records, resumes, letterheads, business cards, etc.. to signify peer
recognition of professional competence in a specific field of technical expertise.
Chartered Technical Practitioner - ChTP
This new specialized class of membership is for individuals whose
career and personal goals are to advance to a higher level of specialized
knowledge and to become certified by the ICTPC as a Chartered Technical Practitioner.
The Chartered Technical Practitioner, who by virtue of education, work experience and
training is practicing in a technical field within a defined scope of
knowledge and expertise but is not engaged in the practice of Professional
Engineering (please refer to disciplines and branches of specialization and
certification). The Chartered Technical Practitioner is characterized
by his/her ability to develop and apply appropriate solutions to
technical problems, by using new and existing technologies and established principles, through innovation, creativity and change. He or she might develop and apply
new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods through computer
aided software and manufacturing processes, introduce new and more efficient
production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, pioneer new
technical services and management methods. Such certified members are variously
engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess interpersonal skills
in support of the engineering profession.
The Chartered Technical Practitioner is entitled to use the designation of 'ChTP'
after his/her name, and receive the following:
- A personalized Practitioner's Certificate in the ICTPC that can be prominently displayed in a place of business
In addition, the Chartered Technical Practitioner will also receive the
(1) a photo ID card, (2) a copy of the quarterly newsletter of the
Journal (3) link to networking with peers and other professionals, (4)
discounts on engineering books, (5) authorization to purchase the Institute's
membership Ring, and (6) memorabilia. Chartered Technical Practitioners will also have
the opportunity to attend conferences and training courses at reduced rates,
and take advantage of professional growth opportunities and discounted personal
and professional services.
The Certification Process
The certification process involves five steps for New Applicants. 1) The First step is the Application Process -
To be admitted into the ICTPC, a formal Application for Admission must be made with no exceptions.
The following documents are required:
b) Curriculum Vitae/Resume detailing all of the
applicant's educational and work experience
photocopies of all educational certificates/degrees/diplomas and other
Official transcripts and detailed course outlines of engineering/technical
programs from all colleges or universities attended
e) Provide a minimum of 3 approved 'Sponsors' who have worked directly with such
individual/candidate, and who can verify the applicant's work experience,
continuous improvement and ethical conduct. It is preferred that these Sponsors hold titles such as P.Eng., CET., PE, etc. Sponsors
such as direct managers/supervisors may be acceptable.
f) Three signed
and sealed letters of References/recommendation from previous and present
g) A Certified
Cheque/Money Order in the amount of $ 150 Application and Processing fee
(non-refundable) - The Institute cannot and will not waive the application fee
of an applicant, regardless of extenuating circumstances.
h) Two certified Passport size colour photos of you
i) Any letters of "member in good standing" from other Institutions/Organizations
Application information/documentations will not be processed, until such time
when all of the necessary required material/fees are received 2) The Second step is the Evaluation Process -
The following admission requirements do not apply to present members who held the Member [MChE], Senior Member [SMChE] designations. Under the present standards of admission, current ICTPC members (formerly-ICEC members) who hold any of the above designations will be reviewed by the Examination Committee on a one-to-one basis for final approval into the Chartered Technical Practitioner category. Other categories of memberships such as AMChE and AffChE and upon a request made by such members, will receive assessments to determine proficiency in Education, Experience and Ethics. The latter categories must meet the present standards of the Technical Practitioner Category in order to attain the TecP designation. For certification, new minimum standards must be met, and any deficiencies must be improved in the first year of application process and may require participation in an Educational Upgrade Program set by the Board of Directors.
The Examination Committee of the Institute evaluates the applicant's submitted
documents independently. Only candidates that meet or exceed the admissions
standards of the Institute will be considered for admission and registration as
a Chartered Technical Practitioner. The new designation [ChTP] has considerably stricter
admission requirements than those set for the general membership category [TecP].
decisions are generally based on quantitative metrics/point system, education,
technical training, letters of references/ recommendation, statements and
detailed description of work responsibilities, and present/previous work
experience. The Institute also encourages members and non-members with
distinguished professional experience to apply. For these applications,
decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and some weight may be given to the
work experience, publications, professional contributions, or engineering
management experience of the applicant. Most admission decisions and
recommendations are made within 4 weeks of admission. 3) The Third step is the Examination Process -
who do not meet the core admission requirements set by the Examination
Committee will be admitted conditionally. All new applicants, whether applying
for the Technical Practitioner TecP or the Chartered Technical Practitioner ChTP categories,
must write and pass the Institute's Ethics 101 Examination within a specified
time frame. Ethics 101 examination can be waived, if and only if such the
candidate has written and passed an ethics examination in engineering /
technology through another professional organization deemed acceptable by the
Examination Committee. No other exceptions to this condition will be accepted.
In addition, and in certain cases, new applicants might be required to submit a
Technical Report, or write a Technical Exam, in a specific field of
knowledge or expertise
, to overcome any deficiencies pertaining to any
subject deemed relevant to the minimum standard of acceptance. A set of study
guidelines and recommended textbooks/course material (at extra cost) will be
provided to candidates, by the ICTPC, who are required to write a technical exam
in order to assist them in preparing for and passing the examination. 4) The Fourth step is the Professional Review Interview -
completion of the entry requirements as set out by the Examinations Committee,
and at the discretion of the Board of Directors, a candidate, might be required
to be interviewed to further assess the candidate's competencies and conduct. A
Professional Review Interview will be arranged at a convenient location or at
the candidate's workplace, and at a mutually convenient date and time.
Candidates are encouraged to bring with them their portfolio of evidence of
their work experience to support the interview process. The PRI officer will
report to the Examination Committee for final decision. 5) The Fifth and final step is the Admission Process -
Having met all
the requirements, and upon the payment of all required fees and membership
dues, the candidate will be admitted into the Institute and his/her name be
placed on the register of the ICTPC as a Chartered Technical Practitioner entitled to use
the designation of 'ChTP'. All new members will be acknowledged and listed in the
Certification of Past Members of the ICEC
Admission requirements for the category of Chartered Technical Practitioner having the designation of ChTP do not all apply to present members of the ICTPC who held membership in the ICEC as "Member" [MChE] or "Senior Member" [SMChE] designations.
Under the present standards of admission, current ICTPC members who held any of the above designations in the ICEC and who wish to be upgraded to that of Chartered Technical Practitioner must submit the following:
1) A written letter / application form addressed to the Registrar of the ICTPC requesting to be re-classified as a Chartered Technical Practitioner-"ChTP"
2). The letter / application form must also clearly state the field of discipline for which the applicant wishes to be considered.
3). A Certified Cheque/Money Order in the amount of $ 55.00 Cdn. payable to "The Institute of Chartered Technical Practitioners of Canada." This Application and Processing fee is non-refundable. (The Institute cannot and will not waive the application fee for an applicant, regardless of extenuating circumstances.)
4.) Two Typical Colour Passport size "Self Portrait" photos, certified and signed by an authorized or professional person.
5) Updated documents in support of your request for re-classification
Each request will be reviewed by the Examination Committee (EC) on a one-to-one basis. The EC will issue a report of its findings to The Executive Board of Directors of the Institute (EBD) and, if and when the recommendation is acceptable to the EBD for upgrading to the Chartered Technical Practitioner, then the following actions will be taken:- (In order to comply with the statutes and by-laws of the Institute, it may be necessary for some applicants to provide the Examination Committee with a written Technical Report from his / her Practical Experience or write an Academic Examination set by the EC to ensure competence in the chosen field of expertise. These will be in addition to the other requirements mentioned above. This will then complete his / her portfolio of membership within the Institute and will be kept by the Institute for record purposes.)
On Being approved, the member's name will be added to the list of registered Chartered Technical Practitioners of the ICTPC which will then entitle him / her to use the designation of 'ChTP', after his/her name. He / She will also receive the following:
- A new ICTPC Certificate incorporating his/her name, followed by the designation "ChTP" and the words "Chartered Technical Practitioner" followed by the "Discipline of Practice."
- A color photo ID card indicating his membership category and field of discipline. (This card will be wallet-size and similar in dimensions to a credit card)
who held the Associate Member AMChE and Affiliate Member AffChE designations and upon a request made by such members, will receive assessments to determine proficiency in Education, Experience and Ethics. The latter categories must meet the present standards of the Technical Practitioner Category in order to attain the TecP designation. For certification, new minimum standards must be met, and any deficiencies must be improved in the first year of application process and may require participation in an Educational Upgrade Program set by the Board of Directors.
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