Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Exam

Code of Ethics

  1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety within the workplace;
  2. Undertake and accept responsibility for professional assignments only when qualified by training or experience;
  3. Provide an opinion on a professional subject only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction;
  4. Act with integrity towards clients or employers, maintain confidentiality and avoid a conflict of interest but, where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client;
  5. Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work;
  6. Keep informed to maintain proficiency and competence, to advance the body of knowledge within their discipline and further opportunities for the professional development of their associates;
  7. Conduct themselves with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards clients, colleagues and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional comment;
  8. Present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisions or judgments are overruled or disregarded;
  9. Report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by other members or others; and
  10. Promote public knowledge and appreciation of applied science and engineering technology and protect the Association from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.

AETTNL Professional Practice Exam

The Professional Provincial Association (PPA) members of the Technology Professional Canada (TPC) and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) agree that all new applicants for technician and technologist certification are required to write an exam based on ethics and other areas of importance to practicing technicians and technologists.

All applicants who apply for certification, reclassification, or reinstatement must write an exam containing questions on four study areas.

  • AETTNL Ethics and Practice Guidelines.
  • Torts
  • Workers’ Compensation Act (NL).
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (NL).

The exam consists of 48 true or false questions, and candidates can write the exam. An opportunity to write the exam is available on an ongoing basis. Applicants from locations where the exam is not available at a local venue can write the exam in a Supervisor’s presence at a convenient location.

Applicants who have not graduated from an accredited Applied Science/Engineering Technology or Engineering Technician program should know they may not meet the certification’s academic requirements. Applicants are not eligible to write the exam until the CRB reviews their academic evaluations.