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

  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 National Professional Practice Exam:

  1. NPPE website

  2. ASET NPPE Legislation Handbook

  3. National Professional Practice Exam Blueprint

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

  4. NPPE Study Materials

  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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