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How to Easily Pass the APEGS NPPE Exam: Expert Advice

Questions 1

A licensed professional prepared a research project proposal for their employer, Alton University. The professional had signed a non-disclosure clause, which bound them from disclosing any proprietary or confidential Information related to the project proposal. When Blaney University won the project and advertised for a qualified professional to Join the project, the professional applied. During the interview, the professional disclosed their involvement with the Alton University research project proposal.

Is their disclosure potential malpractice that the interviewer should report to the professional regulator?

Options:

A.

It Is not potential malpractice as long as they always followed the non-disclosure terms.

B.

It is potential malpractice because their involvement in the project proposal was confidential.

C.

It Is potential malpractice Because they could transfer proprietary knowledge and the regulator needs to be advised in order to eliminate potential liability for the Blaney research project.

D.

It Is not potential malpractice as sharing what they know about research streams in the Alton proposal that could prove successful but that were not considered in the Blaney's proposal Is Justified.

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Questions 2

The code of Ethics is established oy:

Options:

A.

the Provincial Ethics Commission.

B.

the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists.

C.

an act of legislature.

D.

the Provincial or Territorial Professional Association.

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Questions 3

Which of the following roles or responsibilities do regulators of professions play in society?

Options:

A.

Render services based on advanced knowledge, skill, and Judgement, which the public take on trust.

B.

Accept the authority to discipline members who fail to comply with proper standards of practice and conduct.

C.

Provide technological advancements, the development of expertise, and the formulation of codes and standards.

D.

Manage career advancement of licensed professionals in line with their level of experience, knowledge, and responsibility.

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Questions 4

As used by professional regulators in many Canadian Jurisdictions, a basis for conducting practice/assurance reviews on Individuals is to

Options:

A.

provide low-cost educational opportunities to licensed professional or professionals-In-training

B.

ensure that the continuing professional development requirements are met by every licensed professional

C.

help non-practicing professionals regain the required technical skill sets after a brief Interruption of employment

D.

meet the provincial/territorial governments' legal requirements of a continuing education program for licensed professionals

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Questions 5

A licensed professional sales engineer works for a large. International oil and gas service company. The professional Is responsible for setting up the company booth at an annual technical convention and engage; a third-party recruitment agency to hire a "Greeter" for the Booth. On the day of the convention, the Company's Vice-President (VP) of Marketing approaches the professional and informs them that the Greeter's ethnicity may be off-putting to clients and may hinder marketing efforts. The VP tells the professional to pay the Greeter for the day and contact the recruitment agency for a more suitable candidate.

Which of the following actions is best taken by the professional in this situation?

Options:

A.

Decline the VP's request and report the incident to the Human Rights Commission.

B.

Accept the VP's request, but report the incident to the company's Human Resource department.

C.

Decline the VP's request and report the Incident to the company's Human Resource department.

D.

Accept the VP's request, but encourage the Greeter to file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

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Questions 6

What happens when copyright expires on a work?

Options:

A.

The work can be re-acquired by the work's author.

B.

The work can be sold to the best suitor or highest bidder.

C.

The work becomes part of the public domain and anyone can freely use ft.

D.

The work becomes part of the government domain and a fee must be paid to government to reproduce It.

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Questions 7

Ethical theories such as Mill's Utilitarianism, Kant's Duty-Based Ethics, Locke's Rights-Based Ethics, and Aristotle's virtue-Based Ethics are useful for solving ethical questions and directing professionals in resolving dilemmas, because when properly applied, they

Options:

A.

always recommend the same answer to any ethical problem

B.

offer, for consideration, different perspectives for all ethical problems

C.

never recommend the same answer to any ethical problem, so they present a range of possible solutions

D.

are each used for specific types of problems, but when all considered together, they cover the entire range of possible ethical problems

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Questions 8

According to relevant Canadian Intellectual property laws, which of the following types of Intellectual property has legal protection immediately and automatically upon creation?

Options:

A.

Patents

B.

Copyright

C.

Industrial designs

D.

Integrated circuits

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Questions 9

Which of the following statements regarding expert witnesses is incorrect?

Options:

A.

They have an obligation to remain neutral.

B.

They can testify about the standard of care required by a contract.

C.

They cannot charge a fee that Is dependent on the outcome of the case.

D.

They cannot be hired by a defendant or plaintiff and must be appointed by the court.

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Questions 10

A senior licensed professional engineer was hired by a municipality to be an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the municipality against a local engineering Arm for flaws in their structural design of the newly opened city hall. During the course of Investigating the facts, the senior engineer discovers a serious structural design flaw that could be dangerous to the public if corrective action is not token immediately. The two parties decide to settle out of court, and as port of the settlement, the parties enter into a confidentiality agreement and the engineering firm rectifies oil structural flows to the municipality's satisfaction. The municipality that hired the senior engineer requests that the senior engineer keep aII facts learned during the investigation confidential.

TO whom does the engineer owe a duty and what. If any, action should the engineer take?

Options:

A.

The engineer owes a duly to the client only; the engineer should keep all facts confidential.

B.

The engineer owes a duty to the client and to the profession; the engineer should keep all facts found during the investigation confidential due to the confidentiality agreement.

C.

The engineer owes a duty to the public, the client, and the profession; the engineer should keep all facts found during the Investigation confidential due to the confidentiality agreement.

D.

The engineer owes a duty to the public, the client, and the profession; the engineer should disclose all facts found during the investigation despite the confidentiality agreement as the public could have been at risk.

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Exam Code: NPPE
Exam Name: National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) Exam
Last Update: Jul 13, 2024
Questions: 110

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