Professional Practice Exam

Professional Practice Exam

The professional practice exam tests knowledge of Canadian law, ethics, and professionalism. You must pass the professional practice exam before you are eligible to take responsibility for professional engineering or geoscience work. You have 2.5 hours to complete the exam and the passing mark is 65%.

Before you Apply

  • You must be a member-in-training or an Engineering/Geoscience Licensee applicant.
    • Engineering/Geoscience Licensee applicants must have received a letter granting permission to write the exam.
  • All members must be compliant with continuing professional development (CPD) reporting for the previous year.
  • You must read the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) Candidate Guide before registering for the exam. The guide provides details on what to expect for the exam, as well as provides you with the necessary study materials.

How to Register

Seminar Date Exam Date Registration Deadline
February 22 – April 6, 2022 April 4-6, 2022 February 18, 2022
May 3 – June 8, 2022 June 6-8, 2022 April 29, 2022
July 5 – August 24, 2022 August 22-24, 2022 June 30, 2022
September 27 – November 9, 2022 November 7-9, 2022 September 23, 2022
  1. Complete the form to register for the exam and seminar.
  2. For special accommodations for writing the exam please Contact Us for further information and instructions.


There is now a limit of 4 attempts for writing the PPE. Upon failure of the 4th attempt, candidates will have to wait one year and complete a mandatory Remediation Plan prior to being permitted to register for a 5th attempt. You will be notified by APEGS staff with instructions regarding a Remediation Plan if you are not successful on your 4th attempt.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, exam test centres are currently closed and exams are being conducted remotely with virtual proctoring.

The Law and Ethics Seminar Material