Through a leading Professional Membership Programme
The global Professional Membership Programme is a free funded Programme, approved by the European Centre of Technology to award industry status, reward professional development and to aid career progression.
The Programme is based in the UK, with 1000s of members joining from all over the world. Find out why HERE
*Membership awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency by submitting relevant supporting evidence.
Full criteria for membership is stated further below.
Professionals within the Computing, Management, Engineering and Finance industries must constantly work to keep up to date with new technologies to remain at the forefront of their fields. The CPD programme has been established to help professionals working in these industries fully develop their skills and proficiency.
By completing a series of CPD Activities you will be able to progress through the Programme, achieve Affiliate and Full Membership and be awarded Master Status.
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The Professional Membership Programme has 3 different membership grades:
– Affiliate Member (AECT) of the European Centre of Technology
– Full Member (MECT) of the European Centre of Technology
– Master Status awarded by the European Centre of Technology
Membership status is awarded based on the applicant’s current level of experience and accomplishments within their field, or by completing the CPD Programme for progression.
The Membership Committee evaluates each submission and awards the applicant Affiliate or Full Membership, based on the criteria listed below.
All levels of membership provide the opportunity to complete the Professional CPD Programme and achieve Master Status.
For those starting a career in Engineering, Management, Finance or Computing or studying a relevant subject
Gain AECT Status automatically if:
– You are a student studying a relevant degree programme (and/or)
– You are a professional working in a relevant sector (and/or)
– You have completed a relevant short training course (and/or)
– You have achieved one Galileo Master Certificate
You complete 30 hours of CPD Activities in one year
To apply for Affiliate Membership (AECT), complete the Application Form and send to the Membership Committee, including any relevant documentation.
Awarded to those with a background in a relevant industry wishing to progress their skills and knowledge further
Gain MECT Status automatically if:
– You hold a relevant Honours or Masters Degree (or equivalent) (and/or)
– You have a minimum of 3 years work experience in a relevant sector (and/or)
– You have completed three ECT or equivalent short training courses (and/or)
– You have achieved one Expert Certificate
You are an AECT and you complete 30 hours of CPD Activities in one year
To apply for Full Membership (MECT), complete the Application Form and send to the Membership Committee, including any relevant documentation.
Awarded to those who demonstrate ongoing commitment to developing their skills and expertise
If you are already an MECT, you are required to complete 30 hours of CPD activities in one year.
Gain Master Status automatically if:
– You have achieved four Expert Certificates.
You must complete 30 hours of CPD Activities for every subsequent year thereafter to maintain your Master Status
See below to learn more about Master Status.
The Master Status is the highest accolade awarded by the ECT Professional Membership Programme for those who are existing Full Members (MECT) and have also completed a minimum of one year of CPD training as part of the CPD Programme.
To Qualify for Master Status you need:
To have been elected a Full ECT Member (MECT)
To show commitment to your professional development by having completed one full year of the CPD programme, which includes submission of 30 hours of CPD activities.
You can gain automatic Master Status if you have achieved four Expert Certificates. This can be achieved through Distance Learning and Classroom training programmes.
Once the above criteria have been met, you will achieve Master Status and be awarded with the Master Certificate.
To reflect the demands and changes within the engineering, management and finance sectors, Mastership Status is required to be maintained each year. You must complete 30 hours of CPD Activities per year during every subsequent year in order to retain the status. A log stating the relevant activities accomplished must be submitted once a year.