How to Apply for Professional Technologists (Ts) Credential from Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)


How to Apply for Professional Technologiest (Ts) Credential from Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)

TECHNOLOGISTS and technicians now have a clearer path towards gaining recognition through membership registration with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). MBOT recognises technologists and technicians as professions which will be able to show the prestigious side of technology, together with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), which are important elements that will help weather the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and drive the National Transforma­tion 2050 (TN50).

Source: The Star

The future belongs to Professional Technologists from science, technology and engineering fields.

Technology Professionals design, construct, inspect, test, maintain and manage much of the technology-based world around us, including our buildings, computers, electrical power systems, all manner of equipment, our roads, the environment, and water and wastewater systems.


Technologist is a multi-disciplinary technology-based profession that comprises experts from various technical backgrounds, professing in similar technology fields. The scope of works for technologists includes any operation relating to product development, manufacturing, testing, commissioning, and maintenance. *[section 16 (b): Act 768];.

What professional titles are available for business professionals?

Here are some of the common professional titles in Malaysia.

1. Ir. – Ingenieur, Registered with Board of Engineers (BEM)

2. Dr. – Doctor, for medical doctors (biomedical, dentistry, and veterinarian), Registered with Malaysia Medical Council (MMC)

3. Sr. – Surveyor, Registered with the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia

4. Ar. – Architect, Registered with the Board of Architects Malaysia.

5. Ts. – Professional Technologist, Registered with MBOT


6. Tc. – Certified Technician, Registered with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)

7. TPr. – Town Planner. Registered with PLANMalaysia

8. ChM. – Professional Chemist. Registered with Malaysian Institute of Chemistry

9. Cr. – Registered Counsellor. Registered with Malaysian Board of Counsellors

10. Pham – Registered Pharmacist. Registered with Pharmacy Board of Malaysia


While other professionals are being recognized by professional business bodies in Malaysia, many other technologists and technicians do not have a professional governance body until 2017. 

About Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)


Malaysia Board of Technologists is one of the professional bodies set up by the government to monitor and govern business professionals. It is similar to Board of Engineer (BEM), Board of Quality Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents, and Property Managers (BOVEA), Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), and etc.

The establishment of MBOT is a result of the collaboration between the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Human Resources, the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of Works.

Source: Daily Express

A national intiative on fulfilling the demand for future-ready and future-resilient talents

For the nation to move forward in tandem with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) and beyond, there is a clear need for a well-trained technical workforce with skill sets that are present- and future-ready as well as future-resilient.

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programs have always been seen as the vehicle to prepare aptly-skilled human capital but somehow the general perspective is that they fall short in terms of the level of skills and knowledge needed for the industry to forge ahead.

Graduates who have qualified from TVET institutions previously do not have a clear career pathway to further their studies and secure jobs that are highly technical in nature.

Source: NST

The Center of Applied Data Science Programs is the first step to your professional accreditation.

In what became a milestone for us in November 2019, The Center of Applied Data Science was appointed as a member of MBOT’s Technology Expert Panel (TEP). As such, our Analytics and Data Science training tracks as well as our Data Star Programme were given professional accreditation by MBOT’s Technology and Technical Accreditation Council (TTAC).
The appointment will help us play a key role in further developing the Data, Analytics, and AI landscape in Malaysia. This includes recognizing your skills as Professional Technologists, bearing the abbreviated title Ts before your name with industry acceptance, and open doors to future opportunities in career elevation across industries within the technology space. 

Claim Your Credential as Professional Technologist (Ts.) from MBOT

If you are working in any of the 23 technology and technical fields recognized by MBOT, we would encourage you to register yourself and be recognized by MBOT.

Over 20,000 technologists have registered themselves under MBOT, you should not miss out too!

23 Technology and Technical Fields MBOT

Bear in mind that 3 years of working experience is the prerequisite requirement for a Graduate Technologist to be able to start his application for Professional Technologist. 

This Professional Technologist (Ts) title is renewal annually with a fee of RM200 subject to fulfilling 30 CPD hours endorsed by MBOT.

Please be informed that the professional assessment fees are claimable under the HRDF OJT scheme (Click here for the HRDF Claimable FAQ). 

Obtain Professional Technologist accreditation from MBOT now.

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