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Engineering, Geologists, Geophysicists graduates & other first time applicants are required to successfully complete an examination on the topics of professional practice, ethics & law to be able to practice their profession in Canada. (APEGGA prereq.)

Course Outline
*This course has been re-developed for the new Ethics study guide: 2009 4th Edition of the Practice & Ethics book by Gordon C. Andrews. Effective for all NPP Exams starting January 2010.

GIC boasts a 100% passing rate* for students who attended the July 2010 exam. *Percentage is calculated based on the number of students who responded to survey.   Description: As a prerequisite for registration with APEGGA, Engineering, Geologists, and Geophysicists graduates and other first time applicants are required to successfully complete an examination on the topics of professional practice, ethics and law to be able to practice their profession in Canada.   This workshop is intended as a review course with mock exams to prepare one's self for the NPPE.   Day I:

Professional Engineering Practice and Ethics
This day-long workshop will help participants preparing to write in general areas of Engineering Practice and Ethics of the Professional Practice Exam (NPPE). This workshop will focus on:

  • The definition of professional engineering;
  • The role of the association & the responsibilities associated with self governance
  • Professional accountability, conduct and ethics, the P.Eng.s responsibility to the public & duty to report illegal or unethical engineering practice
  • The ethical use of the engineer's seal
  • Continuing competence
  • The social and environmental impacts of engineering on society
    Day II:

Law for Professional Engineers
This day-long workshop will summarize and simplify the fundamentals of professional Engineering law and will help participants preparing to write the Professional Practice Exam (NPPE). This workshop will focus on:

  • The basic structure of the Canadian legal system
  • Tort law, liability and issues
  • Business organizations
  • Contract law
  • Specifications & tendering
  • Discharge & breach of contract
  • Bonding, estoppel & construction lien legislation
  • Intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs
  • Professional advertising
  • Dispute resolution, negotiation, arbitration; litigation
  • The engineer as expert witness

Special Features:
At the end of the two day workshop, you will write a mock exam and get it marked before you go home with your results in hand.   NPPE Sample Exam Questions If your boss is illegally dumping material in the Saskatchewan River, what is the first step you should take: A. Blow the whistle on your boss B. Talk to your boss first C. Report your boss to APEGGA D. Report your boss to the legal authority If you are working in a foreign country where bribery is a cultural norm, but illegal, what is the reason you should not participate in such activities:
A. It will hike up the project costs B. It is illegal C. It is unethical D. It is against your company policy 
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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