In 1982, a group of technicians and technologists, then exploring the creation of a set of standards for technical educational programs, agreed Canada needed a national technology accreditation program.
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, (CCTT) represented these Technicians and Technologists by forming a committee to undertake the accreditation of applied science and engineering programs across Canada. CCTT was in an ideal position to create Canadian Technology Accreditation Board, (CTAB) because it was able to source the 37, 000 delegates of their provincial constituent members to make up the Board.
Today, CTAB is made up of 16 individuals from both the Constituent Members, and the Canadian Forces and the Board continues to be a standing committee of the CCTT. It is through CTAB’s efforts that Canada’s technology standards stay relevant and up-to-date. Technicians and Technologists are the only profession in Canada outside the health professions to have created and maintained national competency-based standards.
The fundamental mission of the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board is to promote and ensure excellence in technical education across Canada. The Board fulfills its mission through the National Technology Accreditation Program. National accreditation promotes and fosters a consistent, high quality educational system for technology across Canada.
In cooperation with academia, industry and other associations, the CTAB endeavours to be proactive in refining and adapting the national accreditation process to meet the changing dynamics of Technical education.
Registration in a nationally accredited technology program is a student’s assurance that their commitment of time and resources is a protected investment.
Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
2197 Riverside Dr., Suite 405
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3
Gordon Griffith, ext. 223
Program Coordinator – CTAB