Professional Practice & Ethics Exam
As a prerequisite for registration in the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, new graduates and other first-time applicants are required to successfully complete an examination on the topics of professional practice and ethics. Members-in-Training must have completed at least two years of the required four years of work experience to be eligible to write.
A 2-day preparatory seminar is offered by PEGNL on the following dates: September 14-15 and November 23-24. There will be no other seminars offered after these dates. Participation in the seminar is optional; however, an in-depth, self-study program will be necessary in order to pass the required examination. The seminar is intended to be an educational experience and to facilitate understanding of the topics covered by the National Professional Practice and Ethics Examination. It is not, however, intended to replace the need for self-study which will be necessary in order to be successful in passing the examination.
The computer-based NPPE is composed of 110 questions. The exam is 2.5 hours in duration. The exam is normally offered five (5) times per year.
Date and Location
|September 14-15, 2017||9-5||Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road, St. John's, NL|
|November 23-24, 2017 - Final Seminar Offering (no seminars in 2018)||9-5||Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road, St. John's, NL|
|PLEASE NOTE: Exam dates/times are not guaranteed due to exam site space availability.|
|September 20-22, 2017 (Deadline to Register July 28, 2017)||TBD||TBD|
|November 28-30, 2017 (Deadline to Register October 20, 2017)||TBD||TBD|
|February 5-7, 2018 (Deadline to Register December 20, 2017)||TBD||TBD|
|April 9-11, 2018 (Deadline to Register March 1, 2018||TBD||TBD|
|June 11-13, 2018 (Deadline to Register May 3, 2018)||TBD||TBD|
|September 10-12, 2018 (Deadline to Register July 12, 2018)||TBD||TBD|
|November 19, 20 and 22, 2018 (Deadline to Register October 11, 2018)||TBD||TBD|
You may cancel taking the exam up to four weeks (20 working days) prior to the exam administration date.
Cancellations made within four weeks (20 working days) of the exam administration date will not be refundable, candidates will be treated as no show/absent for the exam and the exam fee will be forfeited.
Required Study Materials
The required study material on which this examination is based, are listed on the attached registration form. These textbooks and documents may be purchased through PEGNL at cost price plus shipping and taxes. Alternatively, you may access the books through your local library or bookstore if available. The documents of Consumer and Corporate Affairs are available through Industry Canada’s website while the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, Regulations and Code of Ethics are available on PEGNL’s website.
Tuition and Registration Information
Applicants may register for the examination only OR for the seminar and the examination. All taxes are included in costs. All fees are tax deductible. Lunch and Refreshments are provided.
Pre-registration is a definite requirement. All registration fees must be included with the registration form and returned to PEGNL no later than the date specified on the form. The examination outline and materials will be provided after pre-registration. Examination centers may be arranged in or near your community for candidates outside St. John's.
Applicant Test-Taking Process on Exam Day
If you wish to complete via virtual proctoring, indicate so on the NPPE registrstion form and PEGNL will provde you with a copy of the Virtual Proctoring Guidelines.
Special Accommodations Request
If you require extra time or special accommodations, please indicate so on the NPPE registration Form. The request will be consider by the test provider.
Process for Emergency/Weather Situations on an Exam Day
NPPE Online Practice Test
As of May 2015 an optional online NPPE practice test is available for applicants to take to prepare for the NPPE. The practice test can be taken by anyone, anywhere in the world, simply by going to the NPPE practice test website (https://nppepractice.ysasecure.com/), signing up for an account, and purchasing the practice test for $50. Associations can advertise this link to their applicants to help them prepare for the NPPE. Individuals who may be interested in coming to Canada to pursue a career in engineering or geoscience may also take the practice test abroad.
The practice tests are composed of 50 retired questions that have appeared on previous NPP Examinations. As time goes on more practice tests will be available to applicants as older items are retired from the NPPE bank.