Applicants for certification in all categories must pass the professional practice exam (PPE) to ensure that they are aware of their legal and ethical responsibilities to the public, their employer, and themselves. Writing the exam enables you to meet the high professional standards set by your association in the area of ethics and responsibility to the public.
You may apply to write the exam after you have received your membership number. The admission of new members occurs once per month during the first week of the month. New member packages are mailed out approximately 10 days after each monthly admission date. Your membership number will be sent to you in this package.
The PPE is an online, multiple choice, invigilated exam based on Canadian civil law, the OACETT Act, Bylaw 19, OACETT's Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct and IETO's Terms of Reference. You are allowed 3 ½ hours in which to complete the exam.
The exam is held four times per year, usually in February, May, September and November. It is held at exam centres around the province arranged by OACETT. We list the final specific location information for each exam session on our website two weeks prior to the exam.
We strongly recommend that you apply for the exam two months prior to ensure sufficient study time. The exam is self‑study using the study manual, OACETT Act, By-law 19, OACETT's Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct, IETO's Terms of Reference and the study outline.
When you register for the exam all the above study materials will be sent out within one week. The exam is comprised of three parts: Law, Ethics and Practice and you must pass each section to be successful on the overall exam. If you fail one or more sections of the exam, you will need to rewrite only the failed section(s).
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