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.
  • We strongly encourage you to read the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) Candidate Guide before registering for the exam.

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.

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 are recommended to prepare for the 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 National Professional Practice Exam Blueprint provides an overview of the exam content and the number of questions in each subject area.

The Law and Ethics Seminar Material