Technology Accreditation Canada: The Sole Accrediting Body in Canada
On November 15th,2019, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) and Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) proudly announced an agreement to integrate the accreditation services provided by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) with those of TAC.
Under the agreement, TAC will become the sole national accrediting body for Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession and assume responsibility of all CTAB accredited programs effective on the 15th. In consultation with CTAB customers to ensure a seamless transition, the CTAB accredited programs will be converted to the TAC accreditation model within a three-year period.
As a result of the integration, Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) and four member provinces of CCTT; Island Technology Professionals (ITP), TechNova, New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT) and The Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL), have joined TAC as members.
The integration results in TAC managing 155 accredited programs, with a trained pool of over 200 auditors. TAC will work with provincial regulators and the International Engineering Alliance, through CCTT, to provide national and international recognition of graduates of all national accredited programs.
Moving forward with one accrediting body is expected to be a catalyst to working together with a number of educational institutions which were uncertain of the national accreditation landscape.
TAC serves engineering technology and applied science students in technician and technology programs by providing a world class accreditation service. TAC National program accreditation involves a comprehensive audit, including the review of institutional and program information, interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty and a tour of the programs’ labs and student support services.
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On November 15, 2019, TAC signed an agreement with Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists to assume responsilbilty of all CTAB accredited programs.
Programs will no longer be accrdited under the CTAB accreditation process. Exisiting CTAB accredited programs will be transitioned to the TAC accreditation over process by 2023. Click here for a list of CTAB accredited programs.
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