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Benefits of Membership

Membership in the American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians provides a number of benefits. ASCET continues to broaden its services each year, and below are listed the current professional and personal opportunities offered to members.


Your quarterly publication, Certified Engineering Technician Magazine, keeps you up-to-date with articles of professional and personal interest, technical book reviews, computer technology, as well as news of our Society and its members. The ASCET National Office operates Monday through Friday during normal business hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern time). Call (601)643-9079.

NICET Certification Renewal

As of January 1, 1996, certificants have three year periods to accumulate the 90 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points required for recertification. Being an active ASCET member can earn up to 45 of these points.


Meet other members of your profession at chapter, regional, and national meetings who can help you reach your career goals. Help to make future citizens by working with ASCET student chapter members. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your personal horizons by serving with engineers, scientists, and other technicians and technologists on the various joint committees which are frequently formed by groups of other societies to tackle a common problem.

Continuing Education

Take advantage of upcoming educational opportunities offered nationally and published in each issue of CET Magazine. Attend seminars offered at the ASCET Annual Meeting. Seek out the chapters offering training programs for technicians and technologists wishing to continue their professional development.

Student Financial Aid

ASCET sponsors student chapters in high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide and annually awards the Joseph M. Parish and Joseph C. Johnson Memorial Grants of $500 and $750, respectively, to students enrolled in engineering technology programs. The Kurt H. and Donna M. Schuler cash grants of $400 are also available. Call the ASCET Office for information.

Employment Referral Service

This free member service attempts to place members seeking employment with companies seeking employees. Create an account and track career opportunities with our Career Center service.

National Engineering Resources, Inc. - A contract and direct placement service specializing in nationwide placement of engineering, technical and scientific personnel. Call them at 800/665-7610 or 612/561-7610; FAX: 612/561-7675 and ask for a recruiting representative. Contact them via e-mail: or visit This service is free to our members.

Hall & Company - A nationwide A/E recruiting agency which markets your resume (at no cost to you), makes travel arrangements for interviews, assists with relocation, and acts as a liaison between you and the employer during job negotiations. Call 800/579-2612 or 360/598-3700. Contact them via e-mail at or visit This service is free to our members.

Spencer Reed Technical Group
- A Kansas based resource provider for large and small companies within all engineering and operations disciplines. Consultants will match your background with a position that best fits your skills and will also prepare you to interview with confidence. Contact a technical recruiter at 800/477-5035 or 913/663-4400 to assist you with your employment search or visit This is a free service to our members.

Personal Satisfaction

Aside from the obvious job-related advantages of belonging to a professional society, you will find more and more members attributing their success in a multitude of ventures outside the work place to the knowledge, leadership ability, confidence, and public speaking skills gained during their involvement with ASCET.