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Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada. 

TAC was created by Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) in direct response to findings made by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) after performing a comprehensive, independent review of technology accreditation practices that existed at the time measured against best practices from other jurisdictions and sectors.

With the guidance of CSA, extensive national consultations were conducted across the country, including western Canada, Ontario and the Maritimes with input from numerous college deans of technology, the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and other stakeholders. Following research and feedback from these consultations, CSA developed a report with recommendations to TPC on how to best serve the interests of its membership going forward.

CSA identified opportunities for enhancement in the accreditation system, including clear, auditable processes and documentation, standards development, and training of auditors. Based on the recommendations of this December 2011 report, TPC established a Provisional Committee with a mandate and budget to deliver a new organization called TAC. Representatives from the TPC provincial associations, Council of Registrars, CTAB, industry and National Council of Deans of Technology (NCDoT) were invited to participate in the TAC development process.