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Law and Ethics Examination

The Law and Ethics Exam Certification Requirement

All applicants for certification must complete and pass the CTTAM Law and Ethics Exam.


Registering to write the Law and Ethics Exam

Applicants for membership / certification can register to write the Law and Ethics Exam after they have submitted a complete application and paid the application fee.

Associates must write the Exam prior to seeking reclassification to full membership.

Applicants who are applying without the required work experience for certification can delay writing the Law and Ethics Exam until they are applying for reclassification for full membership / certification. Applicants who are newcomers with English as an additional language may write the Exam when they have reached an English language benchmark of 6 for both reading and writing.

The Law and Ethics Exam with scheduled examination dates is posted on the Home Page under Forms and Downloads. Applicants who live outside of Winnipeg can make arrangements to have the exam proctored in their community. Instructions for this process are on the Law and Ethics Exam registration form.

The application fee includes the Professional Practice Manual, as well as all the costs of administering and assessing the examination and all of the committee reviews.


Professional Practice Manual

Applicants who bring their Applications and documentation to the CTTAM office will be given the study guide at that time. Applicants who live outside of Winnipeg and have mailed their application will have the Professional Practice Manual mailed to them. Applicants in and around Winnipeg are asked to pick up the Professional Practice Manual at the CTTAM office.


CTTAM Policy and the Law and Ethics Exam

To stress the importance of professionalism, CTTAM policy dictates that applicants who have not completed the exam will not be recommended for certification.

Applicants who do not complete the Law and Ethics Exam within the 12 month deadline will be required to reapply for certification or made an Associate.

Applicants who are recommended for the Associate classification are not required to complete the exam until they are making application for reclassification. Even so, Associates are eligible to complete the Law and Ethics Exam at any time.


The Purpose and Content of the Law and Ethics Exam

The purpose of the Law and Ethics Examination  is to ensure that certified members are familiar with the CTTAM Code of Ethics and Bylaws and the Certified Applied Science Technologist Act, as well as sections of The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act:

Unethical conduct reflects adversely on all certified technicians and technologists. One distinguishing feature of any profession is that membership in that profession entails an ethical obligation to temper one's selfish pursuit of economic success by adhering to standards of conduct that could not be enforced either by legal fiat or through the discipline of the market. Ethical decisions are not always obvious or easy. Ambiguity, incomplete information, points of view and conflicting objectives can make an ethical decision difficult. Ethical decisions are easier to make with written standards, codes of ethics and a well developed decision- making process.

The Law and Ethics Exam is an open book exam containing a variety of questions including True/False, Multiple Choice and short answer case studies written within a three hour time limit.