Professional Practice Exam

Professional Practice Exam

Applicants are required to pass a professional practice exam to confirm their knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics. APEGS uses the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE). All details regarding the 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 22-24, 2024 December 1, 2023
April 8-10, 2024 February 16, 2024
June 3-5, 2024 April 26, 2024
September 9-11, 2024 July 12, 2024
November 18-20, 2024 October 4, 2024

The 2025 NPPE administration dates are listed below:

Exam Date Registration Deadline
January 20-22, 2025 December 6, 2024
April 7-9, 2025 February 14, 2025
June 2-4, 2025 April 25, 2025
September 8-10, 2025 July 11, 2025
November 17-19, 2025 October 3, 2025
  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.