Professional Practice Exam

Professional Practice Exam

All details regarding the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) can be found on the NPPE website.

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.

How to Register

Exam Date Registration Deadline
January 23-25, 2023 December 2, 2022
April 3-5, 2023 February 10, 2023
June 5-7, 2023 April 28, 2023
September 11-13, 2023 July 14, 2023
November 6-8, 2023 September 29, 2023
  1. Complete the form to register for the exam.
  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 NPPE. Upon failure of the 4th attempt, candidates will have to wait one year prior to being permitted to register for a 5th attempt. If, upon the fifth attempt, the candidate is unsuccessful, their file will be closed and they will have to re-apply.

Additional Professional Development

As the exam is only one step to becoming a professional, members-in-training and licensee applicants are strongly encouraged to view the following three online professional development modules by the time they are registered as professionals / licensees:

  • Ethics Module 1 – Professionalism and Ethics
  • Ethics Module 3 – Investigation and Discipline
  • The Law and Professional Practice in Engineering and Geoscience

The modules do NOT prepare you to take the Professional Practice Exam, they provide you with valuable knowledge to prepare you for professional practice.

The ethics modules can be accessed here and the law module here.