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Law and Ethics Examination

The Law and Ethics Exam Certification Requirement

All applicants applying 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 to full membership / certification.

The Law and Ethics exam schedule and registration form 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 will be mailed the "Professional Practice Manual" and study guide.


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 for full certification who do not complete the Law and Ethics exam within the 12 month deadline will be required to reapply for certification or will be given Associate status.

Applicants who are recommended for Associate are not required to complete the exam until they are making application for reclassification to a Technician or Technologist but are still 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, CTTAM By-law 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.