National Technical Examinations (NTE)

The Board of Examiners assesses academic qualifications and determines the requirements for registration.  The standard for registration in Canada is an undergraduate degree in engineering accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada.  If you graduated from a non-accredited engineering program you may be required to write technical exams that demonstrate your knowledge and your academic qualifications.  The examinations are assigned based on the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus. The actual exams you write will depend on your situation.   After your application has been assessed, you will be notified in writing if you are required to complete technical examinations.


Time Limitations for Writing Exams 

Technical exams may be written in May and December each year.  You may choose the examination session at which you wish to write.   You will be given a date by which the examinations must be completed, depending on the type of examination program you are assigned.  If you do not attempt to write any exams within one year of the letter of notification, your application will be withdrawn.


Exam Cancellation 

You may cancel or reschedule technical exams without penalty if you notify by March 9 for the May exams or September 7 for the December exams.  Changes requested after these dates are not refundable.


Documents to apply for the NTE are found below:

      NTE Application Form  -  PDF
      Use this form to apply to write exams.

      Standard Exam Procedure -  PDF
      This form explains the process to follow to write exams.

      Sample Technical Exams 
      This link will take you to a list of technical exams written at previous exam sittings. No answers are given.

      Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus 
      This link will take you to the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus and suggested reference texts.