NPPE, the National Professional Practice Examination confirms knowledge of the law, ethics, and professionalism. 14 geoscience and engineering self-regulatory organizations in Canada presently use it as one of their requirements for licensure. This exam follows all relevant criteria that are detailed in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing to make sure that the exam program is trustworthy, valid, and fair (psychometrically defensible).
Before you apply:
You are required to be a member-in-training or an Engineering/Geoscience Licensee applicant.
A Geoscience/Engineering Licensee applicant must have got a letter that grants them permission to write the exam.
All members must be in agreement with continuing professional development (CPD) reporting for the previous year.
How to register:
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
Fill up the form to register for the exam
For special accommodations to write the exam, contact the authority for more information and instructions.
There is a 4-attempt limit to write NPPE APEGS. When you fail on the fourth attempt, you will have to wait one year and complete a mandatory Remediation Plan before you are allowed to register for a fifth attempt. APEGS staff will let you know with instructions concerning a Remediation Plan if you are not successful on your fourth attempt. If on the fifth attempt, you are not successful, your file will be closed, and you will have to re-apply.
Additional Professional Development:
As the APEGS NPPE is only one step to becoming a professional, members-in-training and licensee applicants are strongly motivated to view the following three online professional development modules by the time they get registered as professionals/licensees:
- Professionalism and Ethics
- Investigation and Discipline
- The Law and Professional Practice in Engineering and Geoscience
The modules don’t make you prepared to take the Professional Practice Exam; they give valuable knowledge to prepare for professional practice.
APEGS is happy to provide its members with access to free online ethics modules to let them obtain their annual verifiable ethics training. These modules are not compulsory but are given as one option to help members earn their ethics credit for the year. Completing a new module each year satisfies a member’s annual ethics requirement.