NPPE - Professional Practice Exam Preparation (14 PDHs)

Venue: Calgary, AB

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 11, 2011
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GIC boasts a 100% passing rate* for students who attended the July 2010 exam.
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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, Geoscientist

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.

Strongly Recommended Texts
1.Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience, 2nd Canadian Edition by Brian M. Samuels & Doug R. Sanders
2.Canadian Professional Engineer and Geoscience Practice and Ethics, 4th Edition by Gordon C. Andrews

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

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