Non-United States Resident

NICET certification is open to all individuals residing and/or working in the United States and its territories and to certain others living outside the United States who meet the certification requirements.

The foundation for the NICET certification programs is American work practices and technology applications. Therefore, the preponderance of qualifying work experience must be acquired while working in the United States and its territories. Applicability of work experience obtained outside the United States will be determined solely by NICET on a case-by-case basis, and will be limited to a maximum of two years.

NICET Certification and Canada

NICET Technician Programs open to Canadian Residents
NICET Technician Certification through Canadian Reciprocity
NICET Technologist Certification through Canadian Reciprocity
Canadian Certification for NICET Certificants through Reciprocity

NICET Technician Programs Open to Canadian Residents through Standard Application Procedures


Because these United States and Canadian industries adhere to the same standards and work practices, NICET issues technician certification in these practice areas to Canadians who meet the program's criteria. United States residency is not required, but applicants must generally travel to a NICET test center in the U.S. to take the exam.

NICET Technician Certification through Canadian Reciprocity

Through a reciprocity agreement signed on March 3, 2001, NICET recognizes technician certifications awarded by all current constituent members of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (including AETTNL, CTTAM, NBSCETT, ACETTPEI, and TechNova) in these two practice areas:

After establishing residency in the United States, you can obtain engineering technician certification at Level III from NICET by submitting the Canadian Reciprocity Technician Application, a photocopy of your Canadian certificate, and payment of the application review fee.

The successful applicant in Construction Materials Testing will receive NICET Level III certificates in Asphalt, Concrete, and Soils. The successful applicant in Geotechnical will receive a NICET Level III certificate as a Geotechnical Generalist. All recipients of technician certification by reciprocity must take and pass a special examination within three years.

NICET Technologist Certification through Canadian Reciprocity

NICET recognizes technologist certifications awarded by all current constituent members of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, including AETTNL, CTTAM, NBSCETT, ACETTPEI, and TechNova.

After establishing residency in the United States, you can obtain technologist certification from NICET by submitting the Canadian Reciprocity Technologist Application, a photocopy of your Canadian certificate, and payment of the application review fee.

Canadian Certification for NICET Certificants through Reciprocity

NICET-certified technicians (Geotechnical and Construction Materials Testing only) and technologists who meet Canadian provincial requirements are eligible for reciprocal certification in Canada. For more information, please contact:

 

Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
295 - 1101 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa ON K2C 3W7
Tel: (613) 238-8123, Fax: (613) 238-8822
Toll-free: 1-800-891-1140
ccttadm@cctt.ca