BC PPE Online Course: Ace the APEGBC PPE
your step-by-step learning companion with lots of practice & full solutions
Next Professional Practical Exam (PPE) in B.C.: November 21-23, 2016
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Dear Aspiring Engineer,
I'm Gavin Simone, P.Eng., and yes, I struggled with preparing for my Law & Ethics exam (especially the essay question). There is a lot of pressure to pass and I don't typically do well on multiple-choice and essay exams. I spent more time procrastinating than studying until I discovered that all I needed was to learn from good sample questions and focus only on syllabus material. Now, after passing on my first try, I'm sharing the practice questions and experience with those wishing to put this exam behind them - once and for all.
Passing the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) is a necessary step to becoming a P.Eng. or P.Geo. in British Columbia. Regrettably, APEGBC does not release sample/old exams for practicing (as this would require a lot of extra work to come up with new questions four times a year). Luckily, we are independent of APEGBC and we have developed our own sample questions based on the exam scope and syllabus.
While I was studying for the PPE I ran into two main problems:
- Lack of information and direction about how and where to begin studying.
- Feeling pressured to sign up for a weekend long seminar when I have always preferred the self-study method and learning at my own pace.
If either of the above points sound familiar, then you may benefit from following the 6 steps that I developed to pass the PPE on my first try. These same steps will help make your PPE experience a lot easier.
Step 1. Purchase both textbooks - Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics (5th edition), and Practical Law of Architecture, Engineers, and Geoscience (3rd edition). Yes, you really need these.
Step 2. Review key definitions on flashcards and practice them until the concepts are clear to you. BC PPE Total Prep Course provides you with course-embedded flashcards to practice all of the key definitions as well as textbook page references for additional information.
Step 3. Read the important chapters of the above textbooks. You can find the key chapters by reviewing the scope and syllabus provided in the BC PPE Total Prep Course.
Step 6. Write the 3.5-hour exam. Wait 3-4 weeks for your passing letter in the mail.
The BC PPE Total Prep Course comes complete with:
- A step-by-step study process
- 50+ relevant definitions & concepts
- Access to our flashcard generator to speed up definition comprehension
- Video lessons for every 47 syllabus topics (Pro version only)
- Guidance on how to answer the essay question
- Up to 200+ multiple choice questions & 12 essay questions (with full solutions)
- What to expect in the exam room; what you can bring in; what you will be given
- Continually updated content
- Updated to reflect the new 3.5-hour computer-based format
- 100% money back guarantee if you don't pass the PPE on your next try.
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Yes. This course refers to them constantly and helps you to understand concepts, terms and definitions. You will need the textbooks to read up on topics and get deeper into the background and related cases.
The course references:
- Ethics: 5th edition
- Law: 2nd & 3rd edition. You can use either one.
If you would like to use an older version, e.g. Ethics 4th edition, that could work. However, the page numbers in the course will not align with your textbook so you will have to use the index to find mentioned topics.
Yes, you can login from any device to access and use the course. A laptop or desktop size screen is recommended as this is what you will be using at the testing centre; it is also better for viewing .PDF files or using the exam simulator or embedded flashcards. The embedded videos and modules work on all browsers, however Google Chrome seems to work the best.
It depends on how you prefer to study. It is an 8-step, self-study course which means you can go through at your own pace. With 4 months of access you can use it for the full duration or as a last minute study aid. Many exam writers go through the content several times to build their knowledge and confidence since this is more effective than last minute cramming.
No. You can use the exam simulator as much as you want.
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My name is Gavin and I've created the BC PPE Total Prep Course to help aspiring professional engineers answer the questions: Where do I start studying? and Am I ready for this exam? In this guide, I've laid out a proven study method that will hold your hand step-by-step towards a passing grade. I've included well-researched information on the syllabus, handy checklists & cheat sheets and a bank of questions that will prepare you well.
By giving exam writers lots of practice doing mock exams that mimic the exam format and difficulty, you are able to easily identify any areas where you need to focus more study effort.
I've worked in the construction industry for 9 years and has been published in several magazines including Construction Canada Magazine. In 2012, I volunteered with Engineers Canada to help it develop a new system for reporting engineering work experience. I am a P.Eng. in Alberta and you can connect with me by joining our Facebook group or by contacting us.