Course Description

Prepare for the NPPE with our self-directed online National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) preparation course. Passing the NPPE is an important step to get your license as a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist (P.Eng / P.Geo) with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Knowledge of the areas of professionalism, law, and ethics are vital to your success as a P.Eng / P.Geo.

This online course is for engineers and geoscientists planning to write the NPPE. You can complete this course at your own pace within an eight-week period.

You'll have access to the course for approximately 16 weeks before the APEGA NPPE scheduled exam if you register on the start date. You can register at any time before the examination dates.

This course includes self-paced online learning activities, visual presentations, short and long answer questions, and multiple-choice exams. There is no instructor monitoring your progress in this course. You can track your progress by tracking your scores on the multiple-choice exams.

Course description:

  • Topics include professionalism, ethics, professional practice, communication, law for professional practice, professional law and regulation, and discipline processes
  • 215 practice multiple-choice questions
  • Mock exam with 100 multiple-choice questions
Course offerings:
  • July 22 – November 27, 2019
  • September 30, 2019 - February 5, 2020
Additional Information

The course is 11 modules and takes approximately 40 hours, not including reading the study materials. If you have not read the study materials before the course, expect to take an extra 40 to 80 hours to complete the study materials. You are expected to read the APEGA study materials before writing the NPPE exam. 

Participants must be able to commit to the time and effort that this course requires and must have access to a computer with administrative rights and high-speed internet. This course does not replace the course readings outlined by APEGA.

Required textbooks:

Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice & Ethics, Fifth Edition, 2014 by Gordon C. Andrews 

or

Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice & Ethics, Sixth Edition, 2018 by Gordon C. Andrews

Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience, Second Canadian Edition, 2011 

or

Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience, Third Canadian Edition, 2015 by Brian M. Samuels and Doug R. Sanders

Study materials available through APEGA https://www.apega.ca/apply/exams/nppe/study-materials/

Course Offerings


Any-time Online

A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Start/End Date

Jul 22, 2019 - Nov 27, 2019

Hours

40

Price

$185.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Sep 30, 2019 - Feb 5, 2020

Hours

40

Price

$185.00 CAD

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