Three Routes to Registration

RTTP Routes

THREE ROUTES TO RTTP

We provide three routes to RTTP status.

To help you select the most appropriate route to RTTP registration for you, this page summarizes the routes and gives detailed instructions and tips for successful applications for each one.

Please review the Minimum Requirements for RTTP Registration. After selecting a route, fill out and submit the application form and supporting documentation as outlined below.

Application fee is US$250, which must be paid before your application is reviewed. Your application fee entitles you to submit one original and one amended application if your initial application is felt to require revision.

See our FAQs for further details.

 

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Route I – for anyone in the early stages of a knowledge/ technology transfer career (1-4 years – cannot be submitted until after 3 years)

You will need to provide:

  • 60 RTTP credits awarded by ATTP Partner Associations or recognised external service providers.

Plus:

  • A 1,000 word Achievement Overview describing a successful knowledge or technology transfer outcome between the research base and business and community organisations describing the particular contribution which you personally have made.

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Route II – for mid-career (4-8 Years) knowledge/ technology  transfer professionals. Experience, training and qualifications are judged on a flexible case-by-case basis.

You will need to provide:

A statement (typically in the form of a CV) showing career progression and a track record of achievement in leading Knowledge and Technology Transfer projects or initiatives.

Plus:

  • A record of training or qualifications clearly relevant to Knowledge and Technology Transfer (ie not necessarily bearing RTTP CE points but with similar standard such as CLP, LES etc.

Plus:

  • A 1,000 word Achievement Overview describing a successful knowledge or technology transfer outcome between the research base and business and community organisations describing the particular contribution that you personally have made.

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Route III – for senior Knowledge/ Technology Transfer practitioners (9 years plus) with a demonstrated track record of achievement.

You will need to provide:

A statement (typically in the form of a CV) documenting at least 9 years in a KE/KT/ TT environment with Supporting detail about three or more of the following areas of accomplishment: Senior institutional licensing positions held

  • Senior institutional licensing positions held
  • Major licensing or collaboration agreements—or major strategic relationships or equity financing deals—in which you were the lead negotiator
  • Major (US$ 3 million+ budget) technology transfer or knowledge transfer initiatives in which you were the initiator, architect or lead
  • Three or more practitioner courses or workshops you developed, presented (or other role) for of for one of the founding ATTP Associations.
  • You have published multiple peer-reviewed, thought-leadership papers relevant to the technology transfer profession

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Full Details of Route I Requirements

As a route I candidate you must provide the following:

  1. Documentary evidence of 60 RTTP CE points, approximately equivalent to sixty hours of training. (A scanned attendance certificate or an email from the training course provider confirming your participation) 

    This may include a maximum of 20 RTTP CE points achieved through attending conferences (lasting at least 20 hours), and a maximum of 5 points (5 hours) for webinars. Events that carry RTTP CE points have been approved by ATTP against a range of criteria to ensure quality and consistency.  See the current list of Approved Training Events.

    It is normally expected that candidates will accumulate RTTP CE points over a number of years, thereby gaining formal development while building up their experience through practical application of their skills.  This then enables them to demonstrate that they have met an acceptable standard to achieve RTTP status.

    ATTP recognizes that it is possible to achieve the requisite number of CE points more rapidly through intensive programs but RTTP status can only be achieved following three years in the profession and on submission of a successful Achievement Overview (see below).

  2. Achievement Overview of approximately 1000 words describing a successful knowledge or technology transfer outcome between the research base and business and community organizations, giving the particular contribution which you personally have made.  See instructions for the  Achievement Overview.

    To achieve RTTP status candidates must demonstrate that they have been active in knowledge/technology transfer between a research organization/ university and an independent private sector organization, government agency or other community body.  This is achieved by submitting an Achievement Overview.  This is a 1000 word overview of a significant technology or knowledge transfer outcome to which you personally made a significant contribution. The sorts of outcomes described in the Achievement Overview usually unfold over many months so for Route I candidates it is normal for the final submission to be made some time after the granting of 60 RTTP points. A typical candidate can expect to spend at least three years in the profession learning ‘best practice’ from leading practitioners and undertaking the job of knowledge/technology transfer before being in a position to submit a successful application for full RTTP status. This is the time it takes to demonstrate mastery.

Common reasons for asking Route I applicants to resubmit information:

  • Missing evidence for courses and conferences attended
  • The Achievement Overview lacks depth and/or detail on the contribution made by the applicant

RTTP route IIIFull Details of Route II Requirements

The Review Panel takes a flexible approach to Route 2 applications – judging the level of experience and training/qualifications on a case-by-case basis. You must provide sufficient evidence for the Panel to make an informed decision.

As a Route II candidate you must provide evidence and demonstrate:

  1.  A CV showing career progression in KE/KT/TT roles and a record of achievement in leading Technology Transfer projects or initiatives. This must include:
    1. A list of TT/KT/KE roles held.

    2. A list of knowledge exchange/knowledge transfer/ technology transfer agreements or initiatives that you have successfully concluded over recent years – with an indication of the size and/or impact of the projects.

  2. A record of having undertaken training courses or gained qualifications that are clearly relevant to Knowledge and Technology Transfer (giving details of provider and relevant accreditation (CLP, LES, Institute of Marketing etc).  This includes:

    1. A list of courses attended – highlighting in sufficient detail those elements of the course syllabus relevant to knowledge/ technology  transfer between the research base and business and community organizations. Certificates of attendance should be attached.  

    2. A list of other professional qualifications attained.  The awarding body or bodies should be provided and enough detail about the qualification for the Panel to determine the relevance and level of the qualification. Copies of Certificates should be attached. In the specific case of the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) qualification – those who hold CLP need only attach a copy of the Certificate. University degrees in general business, science or other technical fields normally do not qualify.

  3. A 1000 word Achievement Overview of a significant technology or knowledge transfer outcome between the research base and business and community organizations to which you personally made a significant contribution. See instructions for the Technology Transfer Achievement Overview. 

Common reasons why Route II applicants are asked to resubmit information:

The ATTP Review Panel asks roughly half the applicants who choose Route II to resubmit their initial application – and many are subsequently accepted.

  • Applicants sometimes fail to give enough detail about their roles in KE/KT/TT and about the deals and/or initiatives with which they have been involved. The Panel needs these listed in sufficient detail to understand their value and complexity – and to seek verification from one of the parties involved, if deemed necessary.

  • Applicants sometimes fail to provide enough detail to clearly demonstrate relevance of courses and qualifications. Route II places the ‘burden of proof’ on the applicant since many of the qualifications and courses cited will be unfamiliar to the Panel. While the process can take considerable effort by both applicant and Panel, this rigor attests to the integrity of the RTTP designation and its high value.

  • The Achievement Overview document sometimes lacks depth and/or detail about the applicant’s role.

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Full Details of Route III Requirements

The Review Panel takes a flexible approach to Route 3 applications – judging the level of experience on a case-by-case basis. You must provide sufficient evidence for the Panel to make an informed decision.

As a Route III candidate you must provide the following:

  1. A short CV or resume that clearly demonstrates nine or more years’ experience in a technology transfer role and explicitly highlights three or more of the following:
  • That you occupy or have occupied a senior (director level, leader of a significant team or equivalent) position in licensing within your organization. Please include size of organization, scope of role, who you report to and the roles/numbers who report to you.
  • That you have been a lead negotiator on one or more of the following: major licensing agreements; major strategic relationships or collaboration agreement; or major equity financing deals.  Include details demonstrating the size and number of the deals.
  • That you have been an initiator, architect and lead of a major technology transfer or knowledge transfer initiative or program (resulting in a budget of US$3 million+). Please provide a description of the initiative and your role in its genesis and execution.
  • That you have directed at least three practitioner courses or workshops for one of the founding Associations. Please list the courses and explain your role as developer, presenter or other role.
  • That you have published multiple peer-reviewed, thought-leadership papers relevant to the technology transfer profession. Please provide a full reference to the publication(s).

Common reasons for asking Route III applicants to resubmit information:

Approximately one quarter of those applying through Route III are asked to resubmit their application. The most common reasons are:

  • The Panel does not feel that the applicant has sufficient seniority for Route III – in which case the applicant is recommended to apply instead through Route II.
  • The applicant does not include sufficient information; in some cases applicants have simply submitted their resume without ensuring that the specific criteria have been highlighted. Irrespective of reputation of the individual, the Panel must maintain the integrity of the RTTP brand and will invariably seek further clarification!