The purpose of the ASET Professional Practice Exam is to test applicants for C.Tech. and C.E.T. on their knowledge of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and related regulations of the practice of applied science, information, and engineering technology in accordance with section 13(1)(c) of the ASET Regulations. The ultimate goal is to protect the public by granting designations only to those practitioners who have an understanding of professionalism, law, and ethics in relation to the profession.
This is exam is required by all C.E.T. and C.Tech applicants.
The purpose of the ASET Certification Examination is to identify capable engineering and applied science technologists who possess technical competencies in their discipline of practice. The ultimate goal is to protect the public by granting designations only to those professionals who have the skill and knowledge necessary to perform their job in a safe and competent manner. The ASET Certification Examination is designed to test the entry-level skill and knowledge of engineering and applied science technologists who:
- have completed a non-accredited technologist-level program of study in engineering or applied science technology and are applying for C.E.T.; or
- have completed a technician-level program of study in engineering or applied science technology and are seeking reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T.; or
- have completed ASET’s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process and are seeking reclassification from C.Tech. to C.E.T. and have at least two years of technical work experience in their field of practice.
*Please note that you must be an active P.Tech applicant to be eligible to write the exam.
The National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) confirms knowledge of seven content areas:
- Professionalism (10%)
- Ethics (20%)
- Professional Practice (27%)
- Communication (1%)
- Law for Professional Practice (23%)
- Professional Law (8%)
- Regulation & Discipline Processes (11%).
Twelve engineering and geoscience self-regulatory organizations across Canada use the NPPE as one of their requirements for licensure