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    Preparing for the Professional Examination 

    Study document for the Professional Examination

    Preparing for the Professional Examination

    Study document for the Professional Examination

    All subjects covered by the professional examination are discussed in the following document. These subjects were taken from the theoretical training available online (25 to 30 hours).

    Be sure to refer to the most up-to-date versions of the study document (dated May 1st, 2020). If necessary, consult the revision history (in French only).

    Complete document for the preparation of the exam

      Study Document Professional Examination (730 pages)

    You should devote at least 20 hours of study to prepare for the examination and refer to the laws and regulations cited in the study document.

    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 professional law
      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.


    For more information, call the professional examination officer at 514 845-6141 or 1 800 461-6141, option 1, or write to examenprofessionnel@oiq.qc.ca.

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