ASET Professional Practice Exam


Please download the ASET PPE Handbook for complete information about the exam. Practice exams and exam materials are available for download or purchase.

Exam Schedule

ASET offers the exam to candidates by attending a physical location within one of the cities mentioned below.  As well, ASET offers the exam to be delivered by a virtual proctoring method.

Physical Locations: Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie* and Lethbridge*     
*limited seating available

Virtual Proctoring: This method of the exam delivery (via webcam) has specific computer and other requirements that must be met in order to use this method (see below). An exam written using the virtual method will be written on the same date as the physical location.

  1. A desktop computer/ laptop with a functioning free standing/integrated webcam (tablet, smartphones, or iPads are not acceptable devices)
  2. Chrome web browser installed and updated – only web browser to be used for the exam.
  3. A closed room/office with a door, free of any type of interruption for the duration of the exam.
  4. Good, stable internet connection
Exam Date (Monday) Registration Deadline

May 27, 2019

April 30, 2019

July 29, 2019

July 2, 2019

September 23, 2019
August 27, 2019

November 25, 2019

October 29, 2019

Reschedule/Rewrite Policy

Please be advised that if you wish to reschedule your exam date at any time after the Registration Deadline, you will be charged the full exam fee of $240 + GST. Please email to reschedule your exam. 

If you are required to rewrite the exam, you will be charged the full exam fee of $240 + GST. Applicants may attempt the exam a maximum of 3 times within one year from the date of application.

Exam Time/Location Notification

Please note that additional exam registration information will be sent to you via email from Yardstick Inc. two weeks before the exam date. Please do not delete this email.

If you are not contacted by Yardstick within two weeks of your requested exam date, please contact Yardstick directly at to have your exam registration information re-sent. ASET does not have this information and cannot provide it to you via phone or email. 

Exam Results

Exam results will be emailed 2-3 weeks from the exam date by Yardstick.


Special Accommodation Requests

If applicants with disabilities need to request accommodations to write the ASET Professional Practice Exam, a notice period of 7 weeks before the exam date of their choice, must be given in writing to the ASET Registration Staff with the appropriate documentation (email

Applicants will be required to provide documented evidence of the disability.  Such evidence includes a formal detailed diagnosis of the specific disability from an appropriate professional (e.g. physician, psychologist, rehabilitation counsellor) and supporting documentation citing the need for exam accommodations and what accommodations the candidate received in the past. 

ASET will review the candidate’s written request for accommodation and determine if it can be supported.

More information about the types of accommodations can be found detailed in the ASET Professional Practice Handbook linked at the top of this webpage.


Exam Resources

The following is a list of study materials required for the ASET Professional Practice Exam:

  1. Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics - Fifth Edition by Gordon C. Andrews (2014 Copyright).

  2. Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering and Geoscience - Second Canadian Edition by Samuels & Sanders (2011 Copyright)

    Note: The Third Edition includes the same content as the Second Edition but with additional examples and cases. Either edition may be used to prepare for the ASET PPE.
  3. ASET Professional Practice Exam Legislation Handbook
  4. The ASET Code of Ethics

  5. Occupational Health and Safety Act of Alberta. Revised Statutes of Alberta, 2017 Chapter O-2.1, current as June 2018

  6. Practice Exam (PPE) questions available for purchase

    • The Practice Exams are hosted by a third-party educational partner, and applicants will need to create a new account to access the exam