National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE)
This is a two-hour, multiple choice, closed-book exam on the ethics, obligations and legal concepts that are part of practicing as a professional engineer.
The Engineers Canada guideline "Admission to the Practice of Engineering in Canada", requires all engineers to complete a professional practice examination before they can become licensed as professional engineers in Canada. You must have 24 months of approved engineering experience on file with Engineers Nova Scotia, before the application deadline, to be eligible to write this exam.
Documents to apply for the NPPE are found below:
Professional Practice Exam Application Form - PDF or Excel Document
- Use this form to apply to write this exam.
NPPE Study Material Order Form - PDF or Excel Document
- Use this form to order study materials to prepare for the exam.
PPE Brochure - PDF
- This brochure contains information on the Professional Practice Exam and lists supplementary study materials.
NPPE Syllabus - PDF or Word Document
- The syllabus is a complete list of the topics covered in the NPPE.
National Technical Examinations (NTE)
The Board of Examiners assess academic qualifications and determines the requirements for registration. The standard for registration in Canada is an undergraduate degree in engineering accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada. If you graduated from a non-accredited engineering program you may be required to write technical exams that demonstrate your knowledge and your academic qualifications. The examinations are assigned based on the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus. The actual exams you write will depend on your situation. After your application has been assessed, you will be notified in writing if you are required to complete technical examinations.
Time Limitations for Writing Exams
Technical exams may be written in May and December each year. You may choose the examination session at which you wish to write. You will be given a date by which the examinations must be completed, depending on the type of examination program you are assigned. If you do not attempt to write any exams within one year of the letter of notification, your application will be withdrawn.
Documents to apply for the NTE are found below:
NTE Application Form - Word Document
- Use this form to apply to write exams
Standard Exam Procedure - Word Document
- This form explains the process to follow to write exams
Sample Technical Exams - Link
- This link will take you to technical exams written at previous exam sittings. No answers are given.