National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) - 2023 January

Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 25, 2023

Remotely Proctored Exam through Yardstick Test Centers

National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE)            Register for the NPPE 

This is a computer based, 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.  It is recommended that you have 24 months of engineering experience before you take this exam.  Answers to frequently asked questions concerning the NPPE Computer Based Testing can be found here - FAQ

 

Only Members or Applicants with a registration number may apply to take the NPPE.   You will need to login to your Engineers Nova Scotia account to register for the NPPE prior to the deadline for applications.   If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email from Engineers Nova Scotia.  Refer to the NPPE Registration Process for more details on registering for the NPPE

 

Schedule of workshop and exam dates with application deadlines  - Application deadlines for the Exam and Workshop are FIRM.  Register early to avoid last minute login issues and ensure your seat. 

 

Cancelling & Rescheduling - Cancellations or deferrals made within four weeks of the exam administration date are not refundable. 

Please refer to the Schedule of workshop and exam dates for cancellation dates here.

 

Preparing for the NPPE       

     NPPE Study Material Information Sheet PDF

     PPE BrochurePDF 
     This brochure contains information on the Professional Practice Exam and lists supplementary study materials.

    NPPE Syllabus - PDF          
    
The syllabus is a complete list of the topics covered in the NPPE.

     Purchase an  NPPE Practice Exam from the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

 

National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE)

 

The National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) is offered five times a year and the Professional Practice Workshop is offered twice a year in June and November.  Separate registration is required for the Exam and the Workshop.  Please email NPPE enquiries to nppe@engineersnovascotia.ca. 

 

Register for the NPPE through the Events  page on the Engineers Nova Scotia website. 

 

Please refer to the  schedule of exam and workshop dates below to determine when registration opens for an exam session.

 

Schedule of Exam and Workshop Dates 2022 / 2023

PP Workshop Dates *

NPP Exam Dates

Registration Opens

Application Deadline

Cancel Exam by 12:00 pm **

Nov 4, 2022

Nov 7 – 9, 2022

Sep 1, 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Oct 6, 2022

 

Jan 23 – 25, 2023

Nov 5, 2022

Dec 1, 2022

Dec 21, 2022

 

Apr 3 – 5, 2023

Jan 26, 2023

Feb 9, 2023

Mar 6, 2023

Jun 2, 2023

June 5 - 7, 2023

Apr 6, 2023

Apr 30, 2023

May 15, 2023

*   PLEASE NOTE:  The workshop registration closes two weeks before the event and no late applications will be accepted.

** EXAM CANCELLATIONS received after the exam cancellation dates and time above are non-refundable and non-deferrable.

 

Registration for the exam opens after the application deadline for the previous exam.  Please refer to the Shedule of Exam and Workshop Dates below to determine when registration opens for an exam session.

This is a computer based, 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, states that, "applicants for licensure are required to pass an examination to confirm that they have sufficient knowledge of the ethical consideration and obligations that accompany the privileges of professional status, and the legal concepts relevant to professional engineering practice" before they can become licensed as professional engineers in Canada.  It is recommended that you have 24 months of engineering experience before you take this exam.  Answers to frequently asked questions concerning the NPPE Computer Based Testing can be found here - FAQ

 

COVID-19 Update:

The NPPE continues to be administered online during the scheduled dates in 2020, but due to public health restrictions, exam administrations have all been moved to remote proctoring until further notice. Remote proctoring allows candidates to take the NPPE in their home in a secure environment using a stable, high speed internet connection and webcam. All candidates who register to take the NPPE in upcoming sessions will receive further instructions by email on how to take the exam remotely. If you have any questions, please contact NPPE@engineersnovascotia.ca.

 

Only Members or Applicants with a registration number may apply to take the NPPE.   You will need to login to your Engineers Nova Scotia account to register for the NPPE prior to the deadline for applications.   If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email from Engineers Nova Scotia.  Refer to the NPPE Registration Process for more details on registering for the NPPE.   

 

Application deadlines for the Exam and Workshop are FIRM.  Register early to avoid last minute login issues and ensure your seat.  

 

 

Cancelling & Rescheduling Cancellations or deferrals may be made four weeks (20 working days) prior to the exam administration date.  Please refer to the Schedule of Exam and Workshop dates above for cancellation dates.

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 association will be invoiced for their exam. 

 

Preparing for the NPPE  

 

           NPPE Candidate Guide - PDF 

NPPE Study Material Information Sheet PDF

PPE Brochure - PDF 
This brochure contains information on the Professional Practice Exam and lists supplementary study materials.

NPPE Syllabus
The syllabus is a complete list of the topics covered in the NPPE.

Purchase an  NPPE Practice Exam from the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

 

 

Professional Practice Workshop                          

 

Register for the Workshop Registration opens in April for the June Workshop and in September for the November Workshop.  The June Workshop will be a Virtual workshop.

 

Engineers Nova Scotia hosts a Professional Practice Workshop in Halifax twice a year.  The one day optional workshop on law and ethics will help you prepare for the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE).

  

Registration for the workshop closes two weeks before the event and no late applications will be accepted.  Refer to the Schedule of Exam and Workshop Dates.

Schedule

Jan 23, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jan 24, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jan 25, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM