Three Routes to Registration
To help you select the most personally appropriate route to RTTP registration, this page has summaries and detailed instructions and tips for successful applications for each of thee three routes.
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. See our FAQs for further details.
Route I – for anyone in the early to middle stages of a technology transfer career
Route II – for mid-career (3-5 Years) tech transfer professionals. Experience, training and qualifications are judged on a flexible case-by-case basis.
Route III – for senior Technology Transfer practitioners with a demonstrated track record of achievement and contribution to the profession.
|Short CV or resume documenting 5+ years leadership in a technology transfer role with supporting detail about three or more of the following five areas of accomplishment:
Details of Route I Requirements
1. Documentary evidence (a scanned attendance certificate or an email from the training course provider confirming your participation) of 60 Continuing Education (CE) credits, approximately equivalent to sixty hours of training. This may include a maximum of 30 hours at conferences and workshops, and a maximum of 5 hours for webinars. The continuing education events that carry 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.
2. A brief overview of a significant technology or knowledge transfer achievement. See instructions for the Technology Transfer Achievement Overview.
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 applicant’s role
Details of Route II Requirements
1. As a Route II applicant you must provide evidence and demonstrate a combination of:
a. A record of achievement in leading Technology Transfer projects or initiatives, and/or
b. Having undertaken training courses or gained qualifications that are clearly relevant to Technology Transfer.
2. Write a brief overview of a significant technology or knowledge transfer achievement. See instructions for the Technology Transfer Achievement Overview.
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.
a. A list of significant technology transfer agreements or initiatives that you led and successfully concluded over recent years – with an indication of the size and/or impact of the deals.
b. A list of courses attended – highlighting in sufficient detail those elements of the course syllabus relevant to the commercial development of early stage technologies. Certificates of attendance should be attached. University degrees in general business, science or other technical field generally do not qualify.
c. 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 and include a Technology Transfer Achievement Overview write-up.
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.
- The main reason applicants are asked to resubmit their information is a lack of 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.
- Applicants sometimes fail to give enough detail about the deals and/or initiatives they have led and completed. The Panel needs these listed in sufficient detail to understand their value and likely complexity – and to seek verification from one of the parties involved, if deemed necessary.
- The Achievement Overview document sometimes lacks depth and/or detail about the applicant’s role.
Details of Route III Requirements
Submit a short CV or resume that clearly demonstrates five or more years experience in a technology transfer role and explicitly highlights three or more of the following:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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!