Provincial Associations

Nova Scotia

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Certified Technology Professionals of Nova Scotia

TechNova is the professional organization for technicians and technologists in the Province of Nova Scotia. Our society was incorporated in 1967 and is responsible for administering the Applied Science Technology Act of Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia's application process

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Application process - Fee(s)

CTAB/Tac Accredited programs- $100.00
Non-Accredited /International-$200.00


Certification refers to the process of becoming a registered member of TechNova. Membership is restricted to those technology professionals who meet the National Technology Bench Marks in three key areas:

• Academic qualifications
• Work experience
• Professional ethics

Applicants for certification and registration as an Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or Certified Technician (CTech) under the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians Act & Regulations of Nova Scotia requires both academic training and experience. The minimum academics required for AScT certification is a Diploma of Technology (2 – 3 years post secondary training) from a nationally accredited program or equivalent. The minimum academics required for CTech certification is a Technician Certificate (1 – 2 years post secondary training) from a nationally accredited program or equivalent.

AScT and CTech certification require the applicant to have a minimum of two years of related work experience, with at least one year at the level of certification. In addition, one year of the work experience must be in Canada. Internationally trained professionals may qualify for ‘Provisional’ membership provided that the foreign academics and experience are acceptable. Reclassification from the ‘Provisional’ status is possible after the one year Canadian experience is achieved.

Technova Professional Practice Exam (Ethics)

Registration as a technology professional with TechNova requires successful completion of a professional practice and ethics (PPE) study module and examination. Access to the online study module and the exam is available only after submitting your application. 

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (/ˌnoʊvə ˈskoʊʃə/ NOH-və SKOH-shə) is a province in eastern Canada, with Nova Scotia being Latin for "New Scotland". With a population of 923,598 as of 2016,[3] it is the most populous of Canada's four Atlantic provinces. It is the country's second-most densely populated province and second-smallest province by area, both after neighbouring Prince Edward Island.[3] Its area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,345 sq mi) includes Cape Breton Island and 3,800 other coastal islands. The peninsula that makes up Nova Scotia's mainland is connected to the rest of North America by the Isthmus of Chignecto, on which the province's land border with New Brunswick is located. The province borders the Bay of Fundy to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, and is separated from Prince Edward Island and the island of Newfoundland by the Northumberland and Cabot straits, respectively.

Nova Scotia's capital and largest city is Halifax, which today is home to about 45 percent of the province's population. Halifax is the thirteenth-largest census metropolitan area in Canada,[9] the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and Canada's second-largest coastal city after Vancouver.

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Apply for certification in Nova Scotia

Apply for certification in Nova Scotia