About the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE)

The National Professional Practice Examination is a 110 multiple-choice exam, which is used by most provincial and territorial engineering and geoscience regulators in Canada as one requirement of professional licensure. The exam tests a number of areas related to ethics, law, regulation, and professional practice as outlined in the exam syllabus/blueprint. More information regarding the NPPE can be found on the APEGA website.

NPPE Study Materials

Below the recommended study materials for the NPPE are listed. For more information on study materials recommended to prepare for the NPPE visit the APEGA website study materials page.


The practice test site sells an NPPE preparation package, which includes two textbooks and access to a 100-question practice test at a discounted price.

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

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

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

NPPE Practice Tests

The NPPE practice tests offered through this website help provide candidates preparing for the NPPE test questions which have appeared on previous NPP Examinations to help familiarize candidates with the types of questions that will be asked on the actual NPPE.

All candidates that take the NPPE practice tests receive a detailed diagnostic report showing the syllabus areas of strength and weakness as well as a question-by-question level breakdown of which questions were answered correctly or incorrectly with rationales as to why the correct answer to each question is correct.

The practice tests are administered using the same computer-based testing technology as the actual NPPE ensuring that the testing interface and features are identical to the actual NPPE. This helps familiarize candidates with the look and feel of the NPPE to help reduce test anxiety. This practice test site provides a number of practice test resources for candidates preparing for the NPPE to help ensure success on the NPPE.