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


Fees Amount
ASET Professional Practice Exam $252*


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


Handbook

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 exams@aset.ab.ca 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*)
END OF DAY


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

Monday, 29 January 2024 
(all locations)
 
18 December 2023

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
(virtual only)
 
23 January 2024

Monday, 18 March 2024
(all locations)
 
12 February 2024

Monday, 22 April 2024
(virtual only)
 
17 March 2024

Monday, 27 May 2024
(all locations)
 
22 April 2024

Monday, 17 June 2024
(virtual only)
 
13 May 2024

Monday, 22 July 2024
(all locations)
 
16 June 2024

Monday, 19 August 2024
(virtual only)
 
15 July 2024

Monday, 23 September 2024
(all locations)
 
19 August 2024

Monday, 28 October 2024
(virtual only)
 
23 September 2024

Monday, 25 November 2024
(all locations)
 
20 October 2024

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


Special Accommodation Requests

  1. Applicants with disabilities may request special accommodation(s) to write the ASET PPE, Certification Exam or the NPPE. Applicants must request special accommodation(s) at the time of application and at least seven weeks prior to the exam registration deadline date.

    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 accomodations and what accomodations the candidate received in the past.

    ASET will review the candidate's written request for accommodation(s) to determine if the request can be supported.
     
     
  2. Internationally trained applicants who may need more than the allotted time when writing the PPE and/or ASET Certification Exam, may request additional time for writing the exam by completing and submitting this form to ASET. Applicants must request special accommodation(s) at the time of application and at least seven weeks prior to the exam registration deadline date.

    Applicants must submit the results of the English language competency proficiency to ASET before this special accommodation request will be granted.

    ASET will review the applicant’s written request for accommodation(s) to determine if the request can be supported.

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 - 4th Edition by Samuels & Sanders (2023 Copyright)

  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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the PPE mandatory if my education is TAC-accredited?

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Q: How many times can I attempt to write the PPE?

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Q: I'm scheduled to write the ASET PPE and ASET Certification Exam. Is the order in which I write them important?

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Q: I failed the ASET PPE. Where can I find the form to take the exam again?

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Q: I am internationally trained. What if I need more time when writing the exam to complete it?

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