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|
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.