National Professional Practice Exam

National Professional Practice Exam

The National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) tests applicants for P.Tech. on their knowledge of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and related regulations of the practice of engineering or geoscience in accordance with section 5(1)(c) of the Professional Technologists Regulations.

The NPPE is a different exam than the ASET PPE and is administered by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). It is a higher-level exam suitable for P.Tech. applicants seeking a license to practice engineering or geoscience. Only P.Tech. applicants may apply to write the exam.

More information about the P.Tech. application can be found here.

New: There is now an official website for the National Professional Practice Exam. Click the button below to visit the site.


Fees Amount
National Professional Practice Exam $262.501,

1. Please be advised that the exam fee is non-refundable.

Candidate Guide

Please download and complete the NPPE Candidate Guide for more information about the exam, including:

  • Exam Syllabus
  • Study Materials and Practice Exams
  • Exam Time and Location
  • Exam Results

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 will be denied entry and will be unable to write the exam.   

Upon contacting ASET, the exam will be cancelled. To waive the examination fee to reschedule again, proof of positive test will be required.

Exam Schedule

Exam Window (AM or PM)

Registration Deadline (including
rescheduling/cancellations requests*)

22 January 2024
23 January 2024
24 January 2024
(virtual exam only)
1 December 2023

8 April 2024
9 April 2024
10 April 2024
(virtual exam only)
16 February 2024

3 June 2024
4 June 2024
5 June 2024
(virtual exam only)
26 April 2024

9 September 2024
10 September 2024
11 September 2024
(virtual exam only)
12 July 2024

18 November 2024
19 November 2024
20 November 2024
(virtual exam only)
4 October 2024

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

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. Please email to reschedule your exam. 

If you are required to rewrite the exam, you will be charged the full exam fee. Refer to the fee chart above to see the full exam fee.   
Applicants may attempt the exam a maximum of four times within one year from the date of application.



Applicants must reconfirm their seat through a series of instructions provided in a booking confirmation email sent from Meazure Learning three to four weeks prior to your chosen exam date. This email may go into your junk mail folder/spam filter. Should you not locate the email, please contact Meazure Learning directly at and request that an exam grant email be resent to you. ASET does not have access to this information. Without reconfirming your exam booking, you will be unable to write the exam on your chosen date.

Special Accommodation Requests

If applicants with disabilities need to request accomodations to write the NPPE, a notice of seven 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 accomodations and what accomodations the candidate received in the past.

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

Exam Resources

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

  1. NPPE website

  2. ASET NPPE Legislation Handbook

  3. National Professional Practice Exam Syllabus

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

  4. NPPE Study Materials Information Sheet

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

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

  6. Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics - Sixth Edition by Gordon C. Andrews (2019 Copyright)

  7. 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.

  8. Click here to purchase a new practice test to assist with preparing to write the NPPE.

  9. Online Proctoring Information

    • A resource from ProctorU/Meazure Learning outlining
      candidate experience for writing an exam virtually.

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