National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) - 2022 June

Jun 6, 2022 - Jun 8, 2022

Remotely Proctored Exam through Yardstick Test Centers

National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE)           

This is a computer based, closed-book exam on the ethics, obligations, and legal concepts that are part of practicing as a professional engineer. The Engineers Canada guideline "Admission to the Practice of Engineering in Canada", requires all engineers to complete a professional practice examination before they can become licensed as professional engineers in Canada.  It is recommended that you have 24 months of engineering experience before you take this exam.  Answers to frequently asked questions concerning the NPPE Computer Based Testing can be found here - FAQ


Only Members or Applicants with a registration number may apply to take the NPPE.   You will need to login to your Engineers Nova Scotia account to register for the NPPE prior to the deadline for applications.   If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email from Engineers Nova Scotia.  Refer to the NPPE Registration Process for more details on registering for the NPPE

Schedule of Exam and Workshop Dates 2022

PP Workshop Dates *

NPP Exam Dates

Registration Opens

Application Deadline

Cancel Exam by 12:00 pm **


Apr 4 – 6, 2022

Jan 21, 2022

Feb 16, 2022

Mar 3, 2022

June 3, 2022

June 6 – 8. 2022

Apr 1, 2022

Apr 27, 2022

May 5, 2022


Aug 22 – 24, 2022

June 10, 2022

Jun 28, 2022

Jul 21, 2022

Nov 4, 2022

Nov 7 – 9, 2022

Sep 1, 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Oct 6, 2021

*   PLEASE NOTE:  The workshop registration closes two weeks before the event and no late applications will be accepted.

** EXAM CANCELLATIONS received after the exam cancellation dates and time above are non-refundable and non-deferrable.

Application deadlines for the Exam and Workshop are FIRM.  Register early to avoid last minute login issues and ensure your seat. 


Cancelling & Rescheduling - Cancellations or deferrals made within four weeks of the exam administration date are not refundable.


Preparing for the NPPE


NPPE Study Material Information Sheet PDF

PPE BrochurePDF 
This brochure contains information on the Professional Practice Exam
and lists supplementary study materials.

NPPE Syllabus - PDF          

The syllabus is a complete list of the topics covered in the NPPE.

Purchase an  NPPE Practice Exam from the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)


Professional Practice Workshop 


Engineers Nova Scotia hosts a Professional Practice Workshop in Halifax twice a year.  The one day optional workshop on law and ethics will help you prepare for the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE).  

Registration for the workshop closes two weeks before the event and no late applications will be accepted. Refer to the Schedule of Exam and Workshop Dates above.  


Jun 6, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 7, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 8, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM