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PRACTICE examination



 

All applicants including Foreign Licensees and Professional Licensees must pass the National Professional Practice Examination before they can become licensed to practice.

The examination is a two-hour, 100 question, multiple choice examination. The scope and syllabus of the examination together with sample questions may be found by clicking on the SCOPE AND SYLLABUS link at the bottom of this page.

The examination is written four times per year (January, April, July, October) in major centers in Alberta and in other centers in North America by special arrangement.

Processing time for final marks to be assessed as a pass or fail is approximately 4 weeks. Results are made available to applicants prior to the registration deadline for the next exam administration date and are accessible via the Member Self-Service Centre. No results will be given out over the phone. For further information please refer to the APPLICATION link at the bottom of this page.

Examination study materials are available to help you prepare for the examination. For further information please refer to the EXAM STUDY MATERIALS link at the bottom of this page.

You can apply to write the Professional Practice Examination once you have at least 2 years of engineering or geoscience work experience. 

You may not have to write the Professional Practice Examination if:

  • You have passed a similar examination in another Canadian Association/Ordre; or

  • You are currently a professional member registered with another Canadian Association/Ordre prior to implementation of Professional Practice Examination.

If you are applying for registration with APEGA and require more information contact the Professional Practice Exam Coordinator at nppe@apega.ca (APEGA)

If you are applying for registration with one of the other Canadian provincial or territorial engineering or geoscience associations and require more information contact the Examinations Coordinators, email: nppe@apega.ca.


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Application

 

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Special Accommodations

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Scope and Syllabus

Scope and Syllabus of the Examination

Exam study materials

The National Professional Practice Examination Exam Study Materials Information Sheet. Textbooks can be ordered from the Member Self-Service Centre.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions and answers

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