PPE Study Materials

The Professional Practice Exam (PPE) requires these study materials:

  • Two textbooks
  • Four documents


Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics G. C. Andrews, 6th Canadian edition (2018) Publisher: Nelson Education

Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience B.M. Samuels & D.R. Sanders, 2nd or 3rd Canadian edition (2011)(2015) Publisher: Pearson Education Canada

Ways to Obtain Textbooks


A Guide to Patents
A Guide to Trademarks
A Guide to Copyrights
A Guide to Industrial Designs

Ways to Obtain Documents

Online Practice Tests

There is an online practice test available for a fee offered by the official online test provider, Yardstick. This has been arranged by the Alberta association (APEGA).

Preparatory Seminar

We encourage applicants to attend an exam preparatory seminar before writing the professional practice exam.