Candidates are responsible for choosing the resources that will be most useful to them in their preparation, since the exams will focus on the content of the blueprint and not on the content of the recommended books.
According to the majority of candidates, it is useful to study with the help of one legal resource and one resource on professional practice and ethics.
Suggested textbooks that may help candidates prepare for the NPPE are:
Law for Professional Practice
- Law for Professional Engineers: Canadian and Global Insights, Fifth Edition, 2019 by Donald L. Marston
- Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience, Second/Third/Fourth Edition, 2011/2015/2022 by Brian M. Samuels and Doug R. Sanders
Principles of Professional Practice and Ethics
- A Practical Guide to Ethics and Professional Practice for Engineers and Geoscientists, First Edition, 2022 by Brian M. Samuels and Doug R. Sanders
- Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice & and Ethics, Fifth or Sixth Edition, 2014/2018 by Gordon C. Andrews, Patricia Shaw, John McPhee
These textbooks can be purchased directly from the publishers and through physical or online book retailers.
Below are free study materials that can be used to help prepare for the examination:
- A Guide to Copyright
- A Guide to Industrial Designs
- A Guide to Patents
- A Guide to Trademarks
- Concepts of Professionalism
- Engineering and Geoscience Act in your jurisdiction
- Guideline for Ethical Practice
- Occupational Health and Safety Act in your jurisdiction
- Practice Standards and Guidelines published by your regulator
- Royal Bank of Canada article – “The Soul of Professionalism”