Policy 33: Work Experience Credit for Engineering Technology Degree

A graduate of a college-level engineering technology program will be awarded up to eighteen (18) months of relevant technician work experience credit if the following conditions are met:

  1. The applicant obtained an ABET/TAC accredited associate or baccalaureate engineering technology degree related to the certification practice area or, in NICET's opinion, obtained an equivalent degree.

    NOTE: In order for NICET to determine the equivalency of a non-ABET/TAC accredited degree, the applicant must provide NICET with an official transcript or other evidence showing the date of graduation, the courses taken, and the name of the degree granted. The applicant must pay any and all expenses incurred by NICET to determine the equivalency of a non-ABET/TAC accredited degree.
     
  2. The applicant has acquired at least six (6) months of full-time engineering technician level work experience directly related to the certification practice area.

When work experience credit for the college degree is awarded, other "related" work experience credit (such as craft or foreign work experience) will not be awarded for the same certification.