Step 5: National Professional Practice Exam

You must pass the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) to be eligible to register as a Professional Member of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (Step 6) unless:

  • You passed the PPE through another Canadian association
  • You registered with another Canadian association prior to the implementation of the PPE and are currently registered elsewhere in Canada
  • You have over 10 years of registered practise in Canada and are currently reinstating with the Association

Please inform Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba if one of the bulleted scenarios applies to you.

About the Exam

The PPE is:

  • A national exam
  • Based on professionalism, law and ethics
  • A two and a half-hour, 110 question multiple-choice exam
  • *** NEW *** Starting in October 2015 the National PPE will only be offered online
    See Frequently Asked Questions about the PPE

Study Materials

See PPE Study Materials


The PPE is offered in Manitoba twice a year, once in Spring and once in the Fall. Write dates and application deadlines can be found on the application form in your online profile, or the Events Calendar

Application Form

With the transition from paper- to computer-based delivery, starting in the fall of 2015, applications to write the PPE are now made through your online profile.


All applicants pay a standard exam fee. Applicants must pay extra to write the exam outside of Manitoba. There is a fee for each exam rewrite. See > Fees

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