Study document for the Professional Examination
All subjects covered by the professional examination are discussed in the following document (dated May 1, 2019. These subjects were taken from the professional practice guide:
- Study document – Professional examination (French only)
Refer to this document as well as to the laws and regulations cited therein in order to prepare for the Professional Examination. You should devote at least 20 hours of study in order to be well-prepared for the examination.
Subjects covered by the professional examination
In accordance with the Regulation respecting other terms and conditions for the issuance of permits by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the professional examination has 3 parts that cover clearly defined subjects:
- Part 1 - Quebec’s professional system
Objective: Familiarity with Quebec’s legislation respecting the professions, i.e. the Professional Code (chapter C-26), the Engineers Act (chapter I-9) and the regulations applicable to engineers adopted under these 2 laws;
- Part 2 - Practice of the engineering profession
Objective: Familiarity with the principles of professional practice, the concepts of ethics and professional conduct, the role and obligations of engineers in society, the social impact of technology, sustainable development, protection of the environment and the duty to maintain professional competencies;
- Part 3 - The legal environment
Objective: Familiarity with basic legal knowledge of civil liability, contractual law, intellectual property, general commercial law, labour law, construction law, environmental law and occupational health and safety law.
Distribution of examination questions
The following two tables show you how the questions are distributed over the three parts of the examination and the 5 chapters of the study document.
|Distribution of questions over the three parts of the examination |
|Part 1 - Quebec’s professional system
|Part 2 - Practice of the engineering profession
|Part 3 - The legal environment
|Distribution of the questions over the five chapters of the study document|
|An engineer’s work
|Professional legislation and governance
|Professionalism, ethics and professional conduct
For more information, call the professional examination officer at 514 845-6141 or 1 800 461-6141, extension 2398, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.