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As an applicant for C.Tech. or C.E.T. certification, you must pass either the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) or the Internationally Educated Professional Practice Exam (IEPPE) to ensure awareness of your legal and ethical responsibilities to the public, employers and yourself. Writing the PPE/IEPPE enables you to meet the high professional standards set by OACETT in the area of law, ethics and professional practice. 

If all requirements for technician are satisfied and you pass the PPE, you will receive your C.Tech. certification. Applicants for C.E.T. receive their C.Tech. certification on their journey to C.E.T. 

When you have met all the certification requirements identified in your File Review Report, including the PPE and the Technology Report (if required) you will receive a letter from the Registrar informing you of your new status as a certified OACETT member. At this time, you may begin to use your new OACETT title. We will send your certificate and publish your name in The Ontario Technologist magazine. You will also have the ability print your membership card on the member portal.

You will be eligible for all benefits reserved for certified members, which besides the right to use one of the protected titles and designations, C.E.T. or C.Tech., allows you to purchase a technology ring and certified member identification stamp. 

Online and on demand 

The PPE/IEPPE are online, on demand, multiple choice exams written with a live online proctor. Ontario students have the option to write the PPE in-class at their college if applicable.  The exams are self-study and are based on: 

All study materials are included in an eBook to which you will be given 6 months access when you register for the exam. The eBook can be downloaded and printed. 

PPE or IEPPE? 

If you are a student or you completed your education in Canada, you will take the PPE. If you completed your education outside of Canada and have not completed your one year of Canadian work experience, you will take the IEPPE. 

The PPE has three sections: Law, Ethics and Practice. The IEPPE has four parts: Law, Ethics, Practice, and Enhanced Practice.  

You must pass each section of the PPE/IEPPE to be successful on the overall exam. If you fail one or more sections, you will only need to rewrite the failed section(s). The PPE is three (3) hours long. The IEPPE is three and a half (3.5) hours long. 

Exam results will be posted within the OACETT Member Portal. Log into the portal here. Scroll down the homepage and click on the blue 'Register for PPE/IEPPE and Seminars and Purchase Extensions' button. 

Registering, Writing and Preparing for Exam 

The PPE is for OACETT members who: 
  1. Completed their post-secondary education in Canada; or  
  2. Completed their education internationally and have already completed one year of Canadian work experience.
The IEPPE is for OACETT members who: 

The IEPPE and IEPPE seminar are for OACETT members who completed their education outside of Canada and have not completed at least one year of Canadian work experience. The IEPPE is completed online with a live online proctor. 

OACETT offers an optional online seminar to help you prepare for the PPE/IEPPE. The optional seminar follows the exam study materials closely. It guides you with tips on which information is most important, and helps you review with progress quizzes and a complete practice exam. When you purchase the seminar, you have six months of access to the seminar material.

  1. Create or log in to your OACETT Portal account. From the home page, select the "Register for PPE/IEPPE and Seminars" button at the bottom of the page. 

  1. Purchase the PPE or IEPPE Package. 

  1. If you would like to take the optional online seminar, select the PPE or IEPPE Online Seminar when you make your purchase. 

  1. When you purchase the PPE or IEPPE Package, you will receive an Exam Access Code (EAC) in the email receipt you received from our vendor, Captus after you purchased the PPE or IEPPE package. DO NOT LOSE IT. You will need this code to write the exam. 

Contact Captus directly at support@captus.com if you have forgotten your Exam Access Code.

  1. When you feel you are ready to write the PPE or IEPPE , register with Examity, the online proctor
  2. The exam appointment must be before your 6 month expiration date or you will need to purchase an extension package. The company providing the online proctor does NOT have access to your exam expiry date so do not schedule a time after this date. Access to the exam is removed after the exam expiry date.
  3. Review the Instructions for Writing an Online Exam with a Proctor.  
  4. Test your technology prior to the date and time of your exam. If you experience technology problems when accessing the exam, you may have to reschedule or purchase an extension.  
  5. When your exam day and time arrives, have your Exam Access Code (EAC) with you. If you have misplaced your EAC, check the email purchase receipt you received from Captus. 
  6. If you have scheduled an exam time, and now need to reschedule or cancel, you can find details on how to do this in the Instructions for Writing an Online Exam with a Proctor.  
Contact Captus directly at support@captus.com if you have forgotten your Exam Access Code.

  1. Print and/or download the eBook study materials. The link to the eBook can be found in the email receipt you received from Captus after you purchased the PPE or IEPPE package. You only have online access to the study guide for 6 months. 
  2. Study the eBook material over a 2 to 3 month period depending on your study habits and schedule. The PPE or IEPPE is a closed book exam -- no study notes or materials are permitted during the exam. 

Exam Setup Requirements

If you are writing the exam with the online proctor, the following are suitable locations in which to complete the exam:   

  • Your home office
  • Your work office
  • Any private and quiet room 

If you are a student taking the exam at your college, your professor will provide you with the exam location information. 

The following are physical requirements of your exam space: 

  • No one else is allowed in the room while you are completing the exam. 
  • Your computer workspace area must be COMPLETELY clear before you start the exam.  
  • You are not permitted to have any documents or examination aids near you while completing this closed book exam.  
  • You are prohibited from using ANY examination aids, including the following: scrap paper, cell phones, study notes, study manuals, chat, email or other applications that can provide aid in answering questions, multiple monitors for displaying additional aids, 3rd party applications that allow other parties to access your exam in order to aid you, as well as any technology that would copy, replicate, or capture exam questions for extraction before, during and after your exam. 

If our online proctor detects any of the above activities, the OACETT Registrar will be notified and you may have your exam results voided. 

OACETT makes every effort to ensure that the online Professional Practice Exam and Internationally Educated Professional Practice Exam will be delivered as scheduled. However, circumstances such as power failure, server error, severe weather, etc. may interfere with its delivery. OACETT cannot offer any compensation regarding the inability to run the exam as planned caused by the above situations.  

Exam Options and Fees 

With this purchase you will have access to the PPE or IEPPE study materials in a printable, downloadable eBook format for six months plus one complete exam session (3 hours). 

Fee: $255.00 + $15.60 HST = $270.60 

This purchase is for those who have failed one or more sections of the PPE or IEPPE. With this purchase you will have access to the PPE or IEPPE study materials in a printable, downloadable eBook format for six months plus one complete exam session (3 hours).

Fee: $160.00 + $00.00 HST = $160.00 

With this purchase you will receive a six month extension to write the exam that you originally registered for. You will have access to the PPE or IEPPE study materials in a printable, downloadable eBook format for six months plus one complete exam session (3 hours).

Fee: $160.00 + 20.80 HST = $180.80

The online seminar provides you with a guided approach to studying for the PPE or IEPPE. It includes voice over PowerPoint presentations on each chapter of the eBook, quizzes for each module and a complete sample practice exam. You will have access to the seminar for six (6) months.  

Fee: $160.00 + $20.80 HST = $180.80 
 

You may extend your access to the online course within one year of your original registration in the course. To request an extension, send an email to sales@captus.com with the subject of "OACETT Extension". Include your full name (and your username for the course, if you know it). You will then receive instructions for making payment.  

Fee: $75.00 + $9.75 HST = $84.75 

Students

If you are currently registered full time in an Ontario post-secondary engineering technology and applied science program or the equivalent, you can purchase the PPE study materials package and write the exam prior to graduation at a reduced fee. 

OACETT offers an optional online seminar to help you prepare for the PPE. The seminar follows the exam study materials closely. It guides you with tips on which information is most important, and helps you review with progress quizzes and a complete practice exam. When you purchase the seminar, you have six months of access to the seminar material.   

  1. Create or log in to your OACETT Portal account. From the homepage, select the "Register for PPE/IEPPE and Seminars" button at the bottom of the page. 
  2. Purchase one of the full-time post-secondary student PPE packages. 
    • In-class Proctor 
    • Online Proctor 
  3. If you would like to take the optional online seminar to guide you through the PPE content, select the PPE Online Seminar when you make your purchase.  
  4. When you purchase the PPE Package, you will receive an Exam Access Code (EAC) in the email receipt you received from Captus after you purchased the PPE package. DO NOT LOSE IT. You will need this code to write the exam.  
  5. If you will be writing the PPE at your college with your instructor acting as the proctor, select your college location in the dropdown menu when you purchase the package. 
  6. If you are writing the PPE using the online proctor Examity, you do not select your college. 
Contact Captus directly at support@captus.com if you have forgotten your Exam Access Code.

  1. Print and/or download the eBook study materials. The link to the eBook can be found in the email receipt that you received from Captus after you purchased the PPE package. You only have online access to the study guide for 6 months. 
  2. Study the eBook material over a 2 to 3 month period depending on your study habits and schedule.  
  3. If you are covering the eBook material in a college course, follow the syllabus from the professor. 
  4. The PPE is a closed book exam -- no study notes or materials are permitted during the exam. 

  1. If you are writing the PPE at your college, your professor will give you the exam date and time. You do not need to schedule an online exam. 
  2. If you are writing the PPE with the online proctor, schedule a time with Examity, the online proctor
  3. The exam appointment must be before your 6 month expiration date or you will need to purchase an extension package. The company providing the online proctor does NOT have access to your exam expiry date so do not schedule a time after this date. Access to the exam is removed after the exam expiry date.
  4. Review the Instructions for Writing an Online Exam with a Proctor.  
  5. Test your technology prior to the date and time of your exam. If you experience technology problems when accessing the exam, you may have to reschedule or purchase an extension. 
  6. When your exam day and time arrives, have your Exam Access Code (EAC) with you. If you have misplaced your EAC, check the email purchase receipt you received from Captus. 
  7. If you have scheduled an exam time, and now need to reschedule or cancel, you can find details on how to do this in the Instructions for Writing an Online Exam with a Proctor.  
Contact Captus directly at support@captus.com if you have forgotten your Exam Access Code.

Student Exam Options and Fees 

With this purchase you will have access to the PPE study materials in a printable, downloadable eBook format for six months plus one complete exam session in-class. 

Fee: $90.00 + $5.30 HST = $95.30

With this purchase you will have access to the PPE study materials in a printable, downloadable eBook format for six (6) months plus one complete exam session online with Examity. 

Fee: $125.40 + $9.90 HST = $135.30

This purchase is for those who have failed one or more sections of the PPE. This purchase is for one exam session only. Rewrites are by online proctor only.   

Fee: $130.00 + $00.00 HST = $130.00 

With this purchase you will receive a six month extension to write the exam that you originally registered for.  

Fee: $130.00 + $16.90 HST = $146.90

The online seminar provides you with a guided approach to studying for the PPE. It includes voiced over PowerPoint presentations on each chapter of the eBook, quizzes for each module and a complete sample practice exam. You will have access to the seminar for six months. 

Fee: $160.00 + $20.80 HST = $180.80

You may extend your access to the online course within one year of your original registration in the course. To request an extension, send an email to sales@captus.com with the subject of "OACETT Extension". Include your full name (and your username for the course, if you know it). You will then receive instructions for making payment.  

Fee: $75.00 + $9.75 HST = $84.75