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.
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
|PLEASE NOTE: Exam dates/times are not guaranteed due to exam site space availability.|
|January 25-27, 2021 (Deadline to Register is December 11, 2020)||TBD||TBD|
Information regarding the latest NPPE syllabus can be found HERE.
Candidates should make themselves familiar with the NPPE syllabus before writing the exam.
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.
Registration and Payment Information
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. All taxes are included in costs. All fees are tax deductible. 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.
The Registration form includes the NPPE Candidate Guide (see below). Registrants are expected to read the information contained in the guide and will be asked to acknowledge they have done so as part of the registration process (Appendix Pg 2 of form).
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
Please note: Questions from candidates regarding their booking should be directed to Yardstick at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If a candidate does not receive a booking confirmation email 3-4 weeks prior to the exam administration date they should contact Yardstick at this email address to request a booking confirmation email. For a sample confirmation email, click here.
NPPE Online Practice Test
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.