Finalizing and Displaying Your Certification

When will I hear from NICET on my certification status?
If you meet an exam requirement, all your application materials will be evaluated, and, about two to three months after your test date, you will receive notification through your candidate portal that your certification was approved or whether further information is needed.

What documents will I receive when I am awarded certification?
If you meet all the requirements for certification, you can download your certificate via your candidate portal (suitable for framing). Official certificates and score reports are available online to view and print immediately through candidate portals. Credential verification can be accessed through NICET’s website here. Candidates who wish to receive hard copies will need to request them by submitting the request form.

Is there a NICET seal or stamp I can use or have made?
No. NICET does not issue or endorse any seal or stamp for use on engineering drawings, specifications, or other documents prepared by a NICET certification. Use of a custom-made stamp could be viewed as misleading and in conflict with state licensing laws for engineers and/or local permitting requirements. Refer to NICET Policy #28. If you must indicate your NICET certification status, NICET suggests that you write CET (Certified Engineering Technician) after your name, followed by your certification number, certification specialty area and level; i.e. John D. Jones, CET (NICET 094022, Fire Alarm Systems, Level IV) in the transmittal letter or in the drawing title box. If you are certified in a General Knowledge Technician program, then instead of "level", use your highest-grade abbreviation (TT, AET, ET, or SET). If you are certified as a Technologist, then instead of "level", use your highest-grade Technologist abbreviation (AT or CT).


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