NATIONAL TECHNICAL EXAMINATIONS
STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR WRITING EXAMSNational Technical Examinations (NTE) The standard for registration in Canada is an undergraduate degree in Engineering, accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada. If you graduated from a non-accredited engineering program, you may be required to write technical examinations that demonstrate your knowledge and academic qualifications. The exams are assigned based on the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus. The actual exams you write will depend on your situation. After your application has been assessed, you will be notified in writing if you are required to complete technical exams. Technical exams may be written during the Spring/Summer session (May to August) or the Fall/Winter session (October to December) of each year. You may choose the examination session at which you prefer to write. You will be given a deadline date for completing the exams. If you do not attempt to write any exams within one year of the date of the letter you received, your application will be withdrawn. Click here for sample exams, provided by EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia). Writing Exams:
- National Technical Exams are written across Canada twice per year in May to August (Spring/Summer session) and October to December (Fall/Winter session).
- To write the exams in the Spring/Summer session, submit your application by February 21st. To write the exams in the Fall/Winter session, submit your application by August 21st.
- You may submit your application either by mail or email to the address listed above. Payment must be submitted with your application. Payment options are listed on the application form.
- You will receive instructions and any additional information after the timetable has been set, approximately six weeks prior to the writing of the exam. The instructions will tell you the exam date, whether the exam is open or closed book and what you may use during the exam.
- You must write your exams on the dates scheduled.
- You must finish all your exams by the completion date assigned to you.
- Exams are submitted to the National Exam Office for marking. Your marks will be sent to you by email 60 – 90 days after you write the exam.
- Engineers PEI does NOT provide marks over the phone.
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