Application for New Members

A complete application will include the following:

  • A completed CTTAM application form for new members - download
  • Original transcripts with notarized translations, if applicable, and photocopies of all documents
  • Copy or original of diploma(s) with notarized English translations, if applicable, and photocopies of all diplomas and translations
  • A syllabus or course outlines, optional, but preferred for foreign and non-accredited programs
  • Part A of the application form - A chronological listing of academic programs, courses and professional development
  • Part B of the application form - A detailed work history
  • Part C of the application form - A detailed current job description signed by the applicant’s supervisor plus the signed affidavit on page 2 of the application form
  • The names and contact information for three professional references
  • The application fee of $140

*For guidance in providing acceptable applications, refer to the following sections of the web-site:

Academics & Accredited Programs 
Work Experience and References 

Go to Applications on our main page and click "Professional Practice Exam" for the current registration form on writing this compulsory exam for certification.

Recent Graduates of Engineering / Applied Science Programs

Recent graduates of engineering / applied science programs are waived the application fee and would not provide professional references and would not complete Parts B and C of the application form.  A $250 fee covers all materials and other costs.

Newcomers to Canada

Refer to: link

Applicants with Technical Work Experience

Refer to Work Experience and Professional References. 

New Applicants and the Professional Practice Exam

Refer to: link

Application Process for New Members

Application Submission

Complete applications are accepted at the CTTAM office, Monday to Friday, 9 AM - Noon and 1 - 4 PM. Original documents can be immediately returned to the applicant and the applicant will receive a copy of the Professional Practice Exam study guide. 

If applications are mailed, notarized copies of original documents may be acceptable. CTTAM does not want to be responsible for the return of original documents, such as diplomas and transcripts, in the mail.

Applications are accepted at any time. The CTTAM office recommends that applications are submitted no later than the 15th of the month prior to the assessment meetings scheduled for the months of September, November, January, March and May.

Professional Reference Questionnaires

The CTTAM office will mail professional reference questionnaires (PRQ's) to the three references provided.

It is the obligation of the applicant to follow-up with their references to ensure that the completed questionnaires are returned to the CTTAM office.

All three PRQ's must be received by the CTTAM office before the application is reviewed by the Certification Board.

Application Review

The submitted applications are reviewed by the CTTAM Panel of Examiners and Certification Board, respectively, at their meetings scheduled for the months of September, November, January, March and May. 

The Panel of Examiners assesses the academic credentials of the applicant. 

The Certification Board assesses the work experience and combined with the academic assessment determines the membership classification of the applicant. 

If either the Panel of Examiners or Certification Board determines that additional information is required, the review of the application will be deferred until the information is received and the next scheduled meetings occur.

Application Review Results

All application review results are sent to the applicants in the mail.

Applicants, who meet all of the certification requirements, including the completion of the Professional Practice (PPE), will have their names approved by the CTTAM Board of Directors for acceptance into the Register of certified members.

Newly certified members will be invited to receive their membership certificates at a CTTAM event.

Applicants need to meet all of the certification requirements, including the completion of the Professional Practice (PPE), before their names are reviewed by the Certification Board and then forwarded to the CTTAM Board of Directors for acceptance into the Register of certified members.

Applicants who do not meet all of the certification requirements may be granted Associate affiliation with CTTAM, and will be advised of the steps required to become certified.