Preparation Course for NPPE -Ethics and Law Exam
Preparation Course for NPPE -Ethics and Law Exam

Preparation Course for NPPE -Ethics and Law Exam

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"Passing the exam with confidence"

This one day seminar prepares NPPE applicants by covering the literatures recommended by APEGA.

Slides on exam material, including guidelines of ethical and lawful practice, and the Occupational Health & Safety Act will be reviewed in the morning.

In the afternoon, there will be a review of sample multiple choice questions.

After this one-day seminar your learning will be facilitated and accelerated in order for you to pass the exam.

A complete set of Progress Seminars course materials are included. The APEGA study guides are not included in this course.

  • A set of 100 (educational) multiple choice questions is included in the course materials.
  • This seminar is not a replacement for your study.
  • This seminar is not affiliated with APEGA.

A complete set of course materials is included in this course.

Please note that a meal is not included with this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Engineering, Geology, and Geophysics graduates who need to obtain their APEGA licences.

Course Outline

  • How to read different types of multiple choice questions and how to find the best answer in APEGA exam
  • Which exam material is more important and which one could be read at the end
  • Regulating a profession
  • APEGA’s Act
  • APEGA’s regulations and bylaws
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Exam preparation: How to study, How to write the exam
  • Ethical theories and Code of ethics
  • Ethics for three different group of professionals: Managers, Employees, and private sector
  • Canadian Legal System
  • Business organization structures
  • Professional implications: Tort Law, Contract law, and “product liability”
  • Tort law
  • Contract Law
  • Choosing Project participants: Bidding process
  • Delivering Methods: Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, etc.
  • Compensation Methods: Fixed price, Cost plus, etc.
  • Life cycle of a contract: Awarding contract, Executing contract, and terminating contract
  • Specific issues in contracts: Breaches, Disputes and Delays
  • Important clauses in construction contracts
  • Subcontractor contracts
  • Specific type of contracts: Insurance and Bond
  • Intellectual Property Law: Different types of intellectual properties
  • Practice on Multiple choice questions

Course FAQ

1. Does this course guarantee my passing the exam?
No, passing the exam is dependent on your personal studying time, the effort you put into it, and your test-taking abilities. I however show you the techniques which help you to find the best answer as soon as possible.

2. What is the success-rate of your students?
The privacy rights of my students limit my ability to determine such a concrete number, but the feedback certain individuals provide me following their exams is most often positive.

3. Do you cover all the subjects in the exam materials?
No, it would impossible to cover all the subjects in the exam materials in a one-day course. The subjects covered are the most important or difficult-to-grasp ones in the exam materials.

4. Did you use the presentations provided by the publishers of “Ethics” and “Law” books?
No, and there are a few reasons for that. Firstly, there is quite a bit of overlap in the two books, which would have resulted in a lot of wasted time in-class. Secondly, the presentations provided by the publishers are designed for long-term courses, whereas this is a condensed one-day course. And thirdly, the presentations lacked visual components that tend to assist condensed learning.In creating my own presentations, I did my best to remedy the above problems while at the same, incorporating the best characteristics and methods I witnessed in the publishers’ course material.

5. How did you decide which subjects were the “important” and “hard to grasp” ones?
I studied and reviewed a variety of material provided to engineers in assisting them to pass their licensing exams in other provinces and even in other countries. In doing so, I manage to come up with the most common, and most important subjects. Additionally, I gained knowledge from various legally-obtained sample questions from the exams in different Canadian provinces. I however am a non-native english speaker, I know which topics are difficult specially for non-native English speakers.

6. How can you possibly take two big books and develop them into a single one-day course?
The important thing to remember is that these books were not written specifically for the exam, and therefore contain extraneous information in that regard. Additionally, the length of this course and the presence of an instructor eliminated the amount of reviewed information that would be required in a book. Lastly, as mentioned before, the course does not contain all the subjects covered in the books, only the most important and/or hard-to-grasp ones.

7. What qualifies you as a suitable instructor for this course?
My years of experience as a teacher and also my years of experience in the field within the professional environment of another country allowed me to maintain a fresh perspective which assisted in the recognition of topics that could be hard to grasp for someone new to the professional environment of Canada.

8. At the end of your course, how can I gauge how well I am prepared?
I provide my students with a mock exam with 100 questions to match the APEGA exam. You will be provided with a shorter time-span to improve your skills in accelerated test-taking, but following this mock exam, we will discuss the most-debated questions and reach a collective agreement regarding each question. Following the personal marking of your answers, the test can be taken home to assist your continued studies.

9. Are the questions on your mock exams identical to those we may find on the official exam?
No, I am legally withheld from providing you with official APEGA questions, if I am aware of. My questions, whether designed by me or borrowed from the material provided to me as an instructor, ensure your understanding of all the topics covered in the course while maintaining a level of difficulty to match the APEGA exam. Additionally, the breakdown of the number of questions from each topic and/or subject is similar to that of the official exam, thereby mimicking the emphasis put on each topic by APEGA.

10. What is it about your course that allows it to be a one-day one where most others take two days?
My condensed course is more fitted to the lifestyle of person theoretically working full-time, as well as more economically friendly in its affordability. Additionally, my course provides you with the tools you need to further improve on your own personal method of studying, rather than forcing on you my own methods for days. You may be assured that my one-day course does not encompass half the information of a two-day one; it provides the essential amount of information in a restructured method that allows for the comprehension of material in a shorter time-span.

11. Do you provide ALL the components that I should have to be able to pass exam?
Pssing the exam needs 4 elements: familiarity with the skeleton of topics (and relationship of them with each other), familiarity with the structure of exam questions, familiarity with the the exam materials and the level of importance of each of them, and the content of the materials. I will give you the first three elements and you need to equip yourself with the last one.

I also have another course, which is within 5 weeks with Chinook College. Each week there is a session of three hours and for the rest of week you can do self-study.

12. I like to learn with slower pace is there any other option available?
I also have another course, which is within 5 weeks with Chinook College. Each week there is a session of three hours and for the rest of week you can do self-study.

13. Can I only buy your course material and not attending in the class?
The course is complete after attending in class. By attending in class you learn more from the other participants' questions and answers.

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