National Professional Practice Exam

Candidate Guide

*Please note that you must be an active P.Tech applicant to be eligible to write the exam.

Please download and complete the NPPE Candidate Guide for more information about the exam.

Exam Schedule

Exam Locations: Edmonton or Calgary

Exam Window (AM or PM) Registration Deadline

June 102019
June 11, 2019
June 12, 2019
May 3, 2019

September 92019
September 10, 2019
September 11, 2019
July 12, 2019

November 252019
November 26, 2019
November 27, 2019
October 11, 2019

Rewrite/Reschedule 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 $230 + GST. Please email to reschedule your exam. 

If you are required to rewrite the exam, you will be charged the full exam fee of $230 + GST. Applicants may attempt the exam a maximum of 3 times within one year from the date of application.



The NPPE exam is written in exam windows. The exam will be written one of these three days, either in the morning or the afternoon. Your preference will be forwarded to APEGA and Yardstick, who administer the examination. You will be booked into one of the six exams in this window based on your preference and availability, but ultimately the final decision on date/time is made by Yardstick. You will be provided with details of the exact date, time and testing location by Yardstick approximately four weeks prior to the exam window.

If you do not receive the email from Yardstick, please contact ASET does not have the exam details and cannot provide them to you.

Exam Resources

ASET NPPE Legislation Handbook

National Professional Practice Exam Syllabus 

  • Please note: ASET Members must contact the ASET office to Register for the NPPE**?

NPPE Study Materials Information Sheet

Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering and Geoscience Third Canadian Edition by Samuels & Sanders (2011 Copyright)

  • Please note: Second Canadian Edition can still be used to prepare, but is no longer printed by the publisher.

Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics Fifth Edition by Gordon C. Andrews (2009 Copyright)

* APEGA is transitioning the NPPE to an online format.  For more information, please click here.  Note: ASET applicants must register for the NPPE through ASET.  However, ASET applicants will be able to take advantage of the new online test format and centers offered by APEGA.
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