ASET Professional Practice Exam

ASET Professional Practice Exam (Ethics)

The ASET Professional Practice Exam tests  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.

This exam is required by all C.E.T. and C.Tech. applicants.

More information about the C.Tech./C.E.T. application can be found here.


Fees Amount
ASET Professional Practice Exam $252*

*Please be advised that application and exam fees are non-refundable.


Please download the ASET PPE Handbook for complete information about the exam, including:

  • exam syllabus
  • study materials and practice exams
  • exam time and location
  • rescheduling/rewriting policy
  • exam results
  • special accomodate requests

COVID-19 cancellation policy        

If a candidate falls ill on the day of the exam and has flu/cold symptoms, please contact immediately. If writing at a testing centre, candidates with those symptoms will be denied entry and will be unable to write the exam.   

After ASET has been contacted and informed of a candidate's sickness, the exam will be cancelled. To waive the examination fee to reschedule again, proof of a positive COVID-19 test will be required.

Exam Schedule

Exam Date

Registration Deadline (including
rescheduling/cancellations requests*)

Monday, 27 March 2023
(all locations)
27 February 2023

Monday, 17 April 2023
(virtual only)
17 March 2023

Monday, 29 May 2023
(all locations)
30 April 2023

Monday, 12 June 2023
(virtual only)
12 May 2023

Monday, 31 July 2023
(all locations)
3 July 2023

Monday, 14 August 2023 
(virtual only)
14 July 2023

Monday, 25 September 2023
(all locations)
27 August 2023

Monday, 30 October 2023
(virtual only)
29 September 2023

Monday, 27 November 2023
(all locations)
30 October 2023

*Note - Reschedules or cancellations of registered exams after the deadline date are subject to payment of the full exam fee.

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 - Sixth Edition by Gordon C. Andrews (2019 Copyright)

  2. Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering and Geoscience - Second Canadian Edition by Samuels & Sanders (2011 Copyright)
    • ‚ÄčNote: 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. Statutes of Alberta, 2020 Chapter O-2.2, current as December 2021

  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

  7. Online Proctoring Information

    • Video resource from ProctorU/Meazure Learning outlining candidates' experience for writing an exam virtually.

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