Each year in January, April, July and October, M.I.T.s and
internationally educated engineers and geoscientists write
the Professional Practice Exam to qualify as full professional
members of APEGGA.
Now, APEGGA has come up with a way to help these future full
Beginning in June, applicants will be able to take an optional
two-day seminar to help them understand the exam’s
underlying concepts. Seminars will be limited to 20 participants,
with priority given to those who have applied to write the
The exam is based on five areas:
(1) Professionalism, including ethical standards and codes,
environmental responsibilities, etc.
(2) Professional Practice, including competence, risk management,
(3) Regulatory Authority Requirements such as OHS and WCB
(4) Law and Legal Concepts, including contracts, intellectual
(5) The Acts, including regulations and bylaws, use of stamps,
Participants in the seminar will gain maximum value if they
have read the recommended textbooks prior to attending. While
the seminar will assist candidates in their preparation by
helping with the understanding of the principles, it cannot
replace thorough reading of the texts, nor can it guarantee
success in the exam.
The seminar will be offered by Bill Page, P.Eng., LLB. The
first of these seminars will be given in Calgary on June
14 and 15 and in Edmonton on June 16 and 17. Registration
began May 3.
More seminars are planned for the fall and a wait list will
be maintained for those who miss the June session.