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. The National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) is a three-hour, closed-book examination. The passing mark is 65%.

Before you Apply

  • You must be a member or an Engineering/Geoscience Licensee applicant who has received a letter granting permission to write the exam.
  • Members must be compliant with CPD reporting for the previous year.
  • For more information, read the NPPE Candidate Guide.

How to Register

Seminar Date Exam Date Registration Deadline Fees
Sept. 17 & 18, 2021 Nov. 8-10, 2021 Aug.13, 2021 $305+GST Both Seminar and Exam
April 22 & 23, 2022 TBA March 11, 2022 $305+GST Both Seminar and Exam
  1. Submit the Exam Registration (Fall 2022) form or Exam Registration (Spring 2022) form by visiting our Contact Us page.
  2. For Alternate Arrangements and/or Special Accommodations for Writing the Exam please Contact Us for further information and instructions.

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

Exam Study Materials

The following resources will be useful when preparing for the APEGS Professional Practice Exam:

Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics 6th edition by Andrews. Available from Top Hat Publishing in either hard copy or e-book.

Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience 3rd edition by Samuels and Sanders. Available from Pearson in either hard copy or e-book.

The NPPE Blueprint provides an overview of the exam content and the number of questions in each subject area.

The Law and Ethics Seminar Material