Application Process

Welcome to the online application system of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) !

NOTE: ASTTBC is in consultation on the Registered Technical Specialist (RTS) designations. It is likely that many of them may be sunset (discontinued) by January 1, 2024. Please read the RTS Review Consultation page for full details before start your application.

You may wish not to apply for registration at this time. Should you still wish to apply, your application will be accepted and processed. The application fee and all other associated registration fee are non-refundable if the designation(s) are sunset (discontinued).

You may begin the application process at any time.

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If you wish to save your information be sure to create an account by entering your username or e-mail address and a password. Creating an account will allow you to save the information you entered. You may stop at any time and then resume when ready. Only when your application is complete and ready to submit will you be requested to pay the non-refundable application fee.

There are multiple options for paying online with credit or debit card, by cheque, or other special arrangements and you will be able to check the status of processing your application by returning to your account.

The ASTTBC Registrations Coordinator assigned to manage your application may request additional information by e-mail or telephone. Once submitted, processing your application generally requires a minimum of 3 months to complete. A certification board grants final approval of your application. The certification boards meet 5 times a year in February, April, June, September and November.

Visit the ASTTBC website for more information about ASTTBC and the requirements for various types of certification.

If you wish to apply for certification in a province other than British Columbia please go to