The Mark of a Professional
When you earn certification from CTTAM, you have shown that you are willing to go that extra step by striving to become a professional. You as a CTTAM member have validated to your employer, clients and associates that you have achieved a level of professionalism.
You have earned the right to use one of the following exclusive, protected titles:
- Certified Technician (C.Tech.)
- Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)
Certification demonstrates that you have:
- agreed to uphold and abide by a Code of Ethics, promising to fulfill your duty to the public, the profession and your fellow members.
- You have been evaluated by your peers and have met a national standard of education and experience.
- You have made a commitment to your profession.
- You have made a personal statement that you are a technology professional.
Employers Value Certified Employees
Whether you’re looking for a job or want to advance with your present employer, you’re one step ahead if you belong to CTTAM. Employers across Canada know the professional designations granted by CTTAM are the best qualifications for technical personnel.
CTTAM members have unique access to professional and career development. CTTAM offers professional development seminars and Lunch'n'Learns to assist members in their profession.
Limited Specialized Trade Licence (M Licence)
Only designated members of CTTAM can obtain the Limited 'M' Licence for a Technician /Technologist. The licence holder is permitted to: "Install/work on electrical equipment excluding building wiring. to perform modification, maintenance, condition assessment, repair, manufacture, commission, configuration, program, calibrate, test and assemble equipment in accordance with CTTAM Code of Ethics as recommended by the joint assessment committee."
Enjoy immediate access to CTEN , the Canadian Technical Employment Network, at www.cten.ca. This national job bank gives CTTAM members access to employers and jobs in Canada. CTTAM also places Career Ads from Manitoba Employers on its website. Both sites are popular among employers in the technology sector who are looking for qualified candidates. When you post your profile on the database, you will open doors to employers across the country.
National and International Mobility
CTTAM credentials are recognized across Canada and internationally, making it easy to transfer to another jurisdiction. CTTAM has an agreement with each of the other provincial associations to allow certified technicians and technologists to transfer to another province and retain their certified status.
We also have an agreement with the National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) in the United States and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) in the U.K. allowing for mobility of certified members. Canadian technicians and technologists are part of the Sydney Accord, an international agreement that allows members to transport their credentials to many other partner countries.
Network with other technology professionals at our educational, professional and social activities.
You will be kept informed of matters that are important to you through CTTAM’s official publication, "The Manitoba Technologist".
What Are you Worth?
CTTAM conducts the only comprehensive survey of compensation for Manitoba Technologists and Technicians. The survey provides invaluable information about your salary and career choices.
Make a Difference
As a certified member, you have the privilege of participating as a volunteer to help promote the growth and development of the engineering technology profession. All certified members have the right to vote to elect the CTTAM Board of Directors. A member-driven association, CTTAM offers certified members many opportunities for personal development through leadership roles, on the Board and committees. While working toward certification, associate members can also volunteer.
CTTAM offers its members a group insurance program for errors and omissions liability insurance (also known as professional liability insurance) for certified engineering technologists and technicians.