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

Exam Schedule

Exam Date Registration Deadline

Monday, July 27, 2020
(virtual exam only)


June 28, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020
(virtual exam only)


July 12, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020
(virtual exam only)


August 29, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

October 29, 2020

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)

    • The Fifth Edition can still be used to prepare.

  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. Revised Statutes of Alberta, 2017 Chapter O-2.1, current as June 2018

  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

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