Certification Program Information
Each of NICET's nationally recognized certification programs lays out a path for your career advancement from entry to senior level responsibilities. Designed by industry experts to provide engineering technology fields with a qualified workforce, our programs are increasingly used by employers and specifiers to measure job skills and knowledge.
Click on a certification program title below for complete information about that program:
Technician Certification Programs
Civil Engineering Technology
- Building Construction
- Construction Materials Testing
- Land Management and Water Control
- Underground Utilities Construction
Electrical and Mechanical Systems Engineering Technology
Once you've met NICET's standards, you will be awarded NICET's respected certificate (suitable for framing) and a wallet card. Your name will appear in our national and state directories, and you'll receive a newsletter about NICET's efforts to recognize and promote your crucial role on the engineering team.
- Electrical Power
- Fire Protection
- Industrial Instrumentation
- Low Voltage Communications Systems
- Security Systems
Technician certification requires testing (written, multiple choice) and documentation including a work history, recommendations, and, for most programs, supervisor verification of specific experience. You can submit the documentation with your testing application (recommended to expedite the final result) or send it later.
General Knowledge Programs
General Knowledge certification testing was discontinued in 2005, and NICET is no longer offering TT and AET grade certifications. Certificants who already hold an Active-Status AET or ET grade certification may upgrade by meeting the upper-grade work experience and recommendation requirements. All Active-Status General Knowledge certificants can retain their certification(s) by complying with NICET's Recertification Policy.
Technologist Certification Programs
Technologist certification requires a 4-year engineering technology degree (no testing required), and at the advanced level, documentation including a work history and endorsements.
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We require our certificants to update their skills and knowledge through a recertification process that encourages continuing professional development. For more information, please visit our recertification webpage.
NICET certification can be used to plan and measure your career progress. If you are serious about your career, we're here to help.