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  1. How long is the PPE?
    A)One hour
    B)Three hours
    C)Two hours
    B)Three hours
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. What are the three sections to the PPE?
    A)Canadian Law, Engineering Law and the Code of Ethics
    B)The History of OACETT, Canadian Law and Ethics in Engineering
    C)Law, Ethics and Practice
    C)Law, Ethics and Practice
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  3. What are the two parts to each section?
    A)Multiple choice questions and case study multiple choice questions.
    B)Short answer questions and essay questions.
    C)Short answer questions case study questions.
    A)Multiple choice questions and case study multiple choice questions.
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  4. How many total marks are there in the exam?
    A)100
    B)150
    C)50
    A)100
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  5. How are the marks allocated among each of the sections?
    A)Ethics is out of 40, and Law and Practice are both out of 30
    B)Law is out of 40, and Ethics and Practice are both out of 30
    C)Law and Ethics are both out of 35, and Practice is out of 30
    B)Law is out of 40, and Ethics and Practice are both out of 30
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  6. What is the passing mark on each section of the exam?
    A)70%
    B)50%
    C)65%
    B)50%
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  7. What happens if you fail one section of the exam?
    A)You can rewrite just the section or sections of the exam that you failed.
    B)You have to rewrite the whole exam.
    C)You are fine as long as you got enough on the other sections to average at least 50%.
    A)You can rewrite just the section or sections of the exam that you failed.
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  8. What should you do if you are not sure about the answer to a question?
    A)Put down your best, educated guess and leave it.
    B)Put down your best guess and come back and change it later.
    C)Leave it blank.
    A)Put down your best, educated guess and leave it.
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  9. What reference materials should you bring to the exam?
    A)The OACETT Act and the OACETT By-law.
    B)You don’t need any reference materials.
    C)The Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.
    B)You don’t need any reference materials.
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  10. How do you get the results of the exam?
    A)The results will be mailed to you one week after the exam.
    B)The results will be immediately available through the online exam system.
    C)The results will be available two weeks after the exam through the OACETT website
    C)The results will be available two weeks after the exam through the OACETT website
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  11. What year was OACETT incorporated?
    a)1956
    b)1962
    c)1998
    b)1962
  12. What is the OACETT Act?
    A)The legislation governing all engineering technician and technology organizations in Canada.
    B)The federal legislation under which OACETT operates as a professional organization.
    C)The current provincial legislation under which OACETT operates as a professional organization.
    C)The current provincial legislation under which OACETT operates as a professional organization.
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  13. What is the OACETT By-law?
    A)A supplement to the OACETT Act that explains all of the terms and definitions.
    B)A more detailed description of the OACETT Act.
    C)The set of rules that govern the day-to-day operations of OACETT as an organization.
    C)The set of rules that govern the day-to-day operations of OACETT as an organization.
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  14. Which is a characteristic of a professional organization?
    A)It is funded by the government.
    B)It is incorporated.
    C)It is for-profit.
    B)It is incorporated.
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  15. What is a self-regulating body?
    A)An organization that has been given regulative power by the government.
    B)An organization that is governed by its members.
    C)An organization that hires outside experts to regulate its members.
    B)An organization that is governed by its members.
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  16. What is a restricted title?
    A)Only those who are members of the organization with the right to the title, and who meet that organization’s requirements, can use the title.
    B)Only those who have paid the required membership dues can use the title.
    C)Only those who have requirements determined by the government can use the title.
    A)Only those who are members of the organization with the right to the title, and who meet that organization’s requirements, can use the title.
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  17. What are the two designations currently conferred by OACETT?
    A)C.E.T. and C.Tech.
    B)C.Tech. and A.Sc.T.
    C)A.Sc.T. and C.E.T.
    A)C.E.T. and C.Tech.
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  18. Which three sub-organizations all belong to OACETT?
    A)Executive Committee, EIB, PDSB
    B)PSBA, OASA, Council
    C)Council, IETO, PASB
    C)Council, IETO, PASB
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  19. What is one purpose of the OACETT Chapters?
    A)To allow OACETT greater control over its members.
    B)To provide networking opportunities for OACETT members in the same geographic area.
    C)To provide OACETT members with
    B)To provide networking opportunities for OACETT members in the same geographic area.
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  20. What is the name of OACETT’s professional journal?
    A)Technology Ontario.
    B)Technician and Technologists of Ontario.
    C)The Ontario Technologist.
    C)The Ontario Technologist.
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  21. What is IETO’s mandate?
    A)To grant membership and registration to persons who meet the standards of the association.
    B)To determine which applicants are suitable members or not.
    C)To test all membership candidates to ensure that they meet the required standards.
    A)To grant membership and registration to persons who meet the standards of the association.
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  22. What information is found in the IETO Terms of Reference?
    A)The terminology that should be used when referring to IETO.
    B)The requirements for certification and registration.
    C)The criteria for admission to IETO.
    B)The requirements for certification and registration.
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  23. Name three committees that comprise IETO.
    A)Complaints Committee, Registration Committee, Marketing Committee
    B)Admissions Committee, Complaints Committee, Discipline Committee
    C)Registration Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee
    B)Admissions Committee, Complaints Committee, Discipline Committee
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  24. What are the two main categories of membership?
    A)Full Member and Student Member
    B)Certified Member and Associate Member
    C)Certified Member and Non-Resident Member
    B)Certified Member and Associate Member
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  25. What is one requirement for certification as an OACETT member?
    A)Be a resident of or employed in Canada.
    B)Be of good character.
    C)Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
    B)Be of good character.
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  26. What is one criteria for certification as an OACETT member?
    A)Personal references from at least two people who have known the candidate for a minimum of five years.
    B)Academic credentials validated by a college or university.
    C)Demonstrate a minimum of two years of appropriate work experience as an engineering technician or technologist.
    C)Demonstrate a minimum of two years of appropriate work experience as an engineering technician or technologist.
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  27. How is an appeal of a membership application filed?
    A)In writing by completing the application form.
    B)In writing by e-mailing OACETT the details of why the appeal should be granted.
    C)In writing, with the appropriate fee, and with the evidence upon which the appeal is based.
    C)In writing, with the appropriate fee, and with the evidence upon which the appeal is based.
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  28. What is FARPACTA?
    a)The federal legislation that requires self-regulating bodies to be transparent about their membership policies.
    b)The provincial legislation that requires professional organizations and
    trades to have fair and transparent licensing and certification procedures.
    c)The provincial legislation designed to help internationally trained professionals get licensed faster.
    b)The provincial legislation that requires professional organizations and trades to have fair and transparent licensing and certification procedures.
  29. What is one thing at an OACETT member might be censured for?
    A)Failure to pay membership dues on time.
    B)Failure to attend local chapter meetings.
    C)Professional misconduct as defined in the Rules of Professional Conduct.
    C)Professional misconduct as defined in the Rules of Professional Conduct.
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  30. What is one possible action of the Complaints Committee when a complaint against a member is received in writing?
    A)Direct the matter to the Discipline Committee.
    B)Direct the matter to the member’s Chapter Chair for resolution.
    C)Contact the member and indicate that his or her membership is being revoked.
    A)Direct the matter to the Discipline Committee.
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  31. What is public law?
    A)Public law is the set of law that citizens can vote on to allow or disallow as law.
    B)Public law deals with the relationship between individuals that take place in public spaces.
    C)Public law deals with the relationship between the individual and the state.
    C)Public law deals with the relationship between the individual and the state.
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  32. What is private law?
    A)Private law deals with the relationship between two or more individuals and is used primarily to settle private disputes.
    B)Private law deals with cases that are not accessible to the general public or the media.
    C)Private law deals with the relationship between privately-owned companies and their customers.
    A)Private law deals with the relationship between two or more individuals and is used primarily to settle private disputes.
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  33. What are three federal courts in Canada?
    A)The Federal Superior Courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Court of Appeal
    B)The Canadian Court of Appeal, Tax Court, Military Court
    C)The Supreme Court of Canada, Courts Martial, Tax Court.
    C)The Supreme Court of Canada, Courts Martial, Tax Court.
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  34. What is a plaintiff?
    A)The person who lodges a complaint with the police about another citizen.
    B)The person who initiates a criminal case.
    C)The person who initiates a civil case or sues.
    C)The person who initiates a civil case or sues.
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  35. What is meant by settling out of court?
    A)In a civil case, the judge imposes a settlement on the parties before the case comes to trial.
    B)In a civil case, the lawyers for the parties recommend a resolution to their clients.
    C)In a civil case, the plaintiff and the defendant reach an agreement through facilitated negotiations prior to the judge rendering a decision in the case.
    C)In a civil case, the plaintiff and the defendant reach an agreement through facilitated negotiations prior to the judge rendering a decision in the case.
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  36. What is one remedy available from a civil law court case?
    A)Payment of a fine.
    B)Specific performance or injunction, in other words requiring the defendant to do or not do something.
    C)Payment of an award.
    B)Specific performance or injunction, in other words requiring the defendant to do or not do something.
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  37. What is an appeal?
    A)A review of the proceedings of a trial, on the initiative of the judge, because he or she is not satisfied with the outcome.
    B)A review of a criminal or civil trial at the request of either party in the case in order to obtain a different decision and/or a different
    C)A request from either party in a civil or criminal trial to ask the judge change his or her mind.
    sentence/remedy.
    B)A review of a criminal or civil trial at the request of either party in the case in order to obtain a different decision and/or a different sentence/remedy.
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  38. What is ADR?
    A)Alternate Dispute Resolution.
    B)Additional Decision Route.
    C)Alternative Determination of Result.
    A)Alternate Dispute Resolution.
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  39. What is negotiation?
    A)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which the parties hire an expert third party to mediate the resolution of their dispute.
    B)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which the parties hire an expert third party to make a decision to which all parties agree to be bound.
    C)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which the parties in the dispute work through their issues without having an external party assist in the process or impose a particular resolution.
    C)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which the parties in the dispute work through their issues without having an external party assist in the process or impose a particular resolution.
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  40. What is mediation?
    a)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which the parties hire an expert third party to impose a decision upon them based upon his or her expertise.
    b)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which parties in a dispute request a neutral, external person called a mediator to help them come to a mutually acceptable agreement.
    c)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which the parties work together to resolve their issues without the interference of any external party.
    • b)An Alternate Dispute Resolution method in which parties in a dispute
    • request a neutral, external person called a mediator to help them come
    • to a mutually acceptable agreement.
  41. What is tort?
    A)An intentional act that results in physical injury to another person or to property and for which the perpetrator must be punished.
    B)A wrongful act that results in injury to another's person, property, or reputation, and for which that person is entitled to some kind of compensation.
    C)A malicious act that results in emotional and physical injury to another person or property and for which the perpetrator must pay a fine.
    B)A wrongful act that results in injury to another's person, property, or reputation, and for which that person is entitled to some kind of compensation.
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  42. What is fault?
    A)A person, company or organization agrees to accept responsibility for a negative outcome, regardless of whether or not the person or organization is actually responsible.
    B)A person, company or organization admits to having caused an error or injury.
    C)A person, company or organization is deemed to be responsible for an error or defect of judgment or of conduct.
    C)A person, company or organization is deemed to be responsible for an error or defect of judgment or of conduct.
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  43. What is burden of proof?
    A)The requirement to prove a case.
    B)The requirement to prove you are innocent.
    C)The requirement to prove you have told the truth?
    A)The requirement to prove a case.
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  44. What is res ipsa loquitur?
    A)The plaintiff knew the risks and assumed the risks.
    B)The facts speak for themselves, in other words a situation is obvious.
    C)The plaintiff should have known better.
    B)The facts speak for themselves, in other words a situation is obvious.
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  45. What is one difference between Tort law and Criminal law?
    a)Under tort law, only two parties are involved. Under criminal law, more than two parties can be involved.
    b)Under tort law, the parties are not adversarial. Under criminal law, the parties are adversarial.
    c)Under tort law the action is between two individuals or entities. Under criminal law the action is between the state and an individual or entity.
    • c)Under tort law the action is between two individuals or entities.
    • Under criminal law the action is between the state and an individual or
    • entity.
  46. What is one requirement for a successful court action under tort law?
    A)It must be proven that the defendant intended to do something wrong.
    B)It must be proven that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
    C)It must be proven that the defendant maliciously did something wrong.
    B)It must be proven that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
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  47. What is a public nuisance?
    A)An act or omission that affects the lives, safety or conduct of the public or a section of the public.
    B)An act or omission that causes damage to public property.
    C)An act or omission that is committed in a public space.
    A)An act or omission that affects the lives, safety or conduct of the public or a section of the public.
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  48. What is negligence?
    A)Negligence occurs when one party acts in a manner that is unreasonable and below expected standards and it results in harm to another party or their property.
    B)Negligence occurs when one party acts in a manner that breaches a Code of Conduct
    C)Negligence occurs when one party acts maliciously and this results in harm to another party or their property.
    or a Code of Ethics and this results in harm to another party or their property.
    A)Negligence occurs when one party acts in a manner that is unreasonable and below expected standards and it results in harm to another party or their property.
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  49. What is trespass to land?
    A)It involves the unauthorized entry onto a property.
    B)It involves damages that occur to a property as a result of authorized or unauthorized entry.
    C)It involves authorized and unauthorized entry onto a property.
    A)It involves the unauthorized entry onto a property.
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  50. What is one question that is considered by the court when reviewing the required standard of care in a negligence case?
    A)How experienced is the defendant?
    B)How likely was any damage to occur?
    C)How qualified is the defendant?
    B)How likely was any damage to occur?
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  51. What is a contract?
    A)An exchange of enforceable promises between two or more parties, usually but not always in writing.
    B)An agreement by one party to complete work for another party.
    C)An agreement by one or more parties to exchange services or products.
    A)An exchange of enforceable promises between two or more parties, usually but not always in writing.
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  52. What is one element of a contract?
    A)There is mutual agreement, demonstrated by an offer, acceptance and meeting of the minds.
    B)It is written in clear, plain language.
    C)It is fair to all parties.
    A)There is mutual agreement, demonstrated by an offer, acceptance and meeting of the minds.
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  53. When may consideration not be a legal requirement of a contract?
    A)When the contract is only for a short period of time?
    B)When both parties are in agreement that consideration is not needed.
    C)When the contract is sealed.
    C)When the contract is sealed.
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  54. Why must the sale or disposition of land be evidenced in writing?
    A)This is a requirement of the Statute of Frauds.
    B)Because a large amount of money may be involved.
    C)This is common sense.
    A)This is a requirement of the Statute of Frauds.
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  55. What is a mutual mistake?
    A)A situation in which the parties each made different mistakes with respect to the contract.
    B)A situation in which the parties mutually agree there is a mistake in the contract.
    C)A situation in which the parties made the same, mutual mistake.
    A)A situation in which the parties each made different mistakes with respect to the contract.
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  56. What does non est factum mean?
    A)The parties all assumed the same risk in the contract.
    B)It is not my act because my mind did not go with my pen.
    C)The facts are not all present.
    B)It is not my act because my mind did not go with my pen.
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  57. What is the Parol Evidence Rule?
    A)Contracting parties mutually accept the validity of oral changes to a contract if all parties evidenced the changes.
    B)Contracting parties must mutually provide evidence of any changes they agree to in a contract.
    C)Contracting parties cannot alter the meaning of their contract through use of contemporaneous oral declarations.
    C)Contracting parties cannot alter the meaning of their contract through use of contemporaneous oral declarations.
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  58. What is one way in which a contract can be discharged?
    A)By the contract’s own dissolution.
    B)By the parties orally agreeing to terminate the contract.
    C)By a third party mediator declaring a contract discharged.
    A)By the contract’s own dissolution.
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  59. What is quantum meruit?
    a)The clause in a contract that spells out the considerations or quantities that will be merited by one party upon completion of the contract.
    b)A method that allows a party to receive compensation or payment for the work completed on a contract that has been breached by the other party.
    c)The amount of time for which a contract is valid.
    • b)A method that allows a party to receive compensation or payment for
    • the work completed on a contract that has been breached by the other
    • party.
  60. What is a tendering process?
    A)A transparent and systematic way for organizations to reach an agreement with a contractor for the completion of work.
    B)A clear and efficient way for an organization to identify possible contractors to approach for work that needs to be completed.
    C)A non-threatening approach to identifying and selecting contractors for small projects.
    A)A transparent and systematic way for organizations to reach an agreement with a contractor for the completion of work.
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  61. What is sole proprietorship?
    A)A business with a single owner that does not operate as a separate legal identity.
    B)A corporation with a single shareholder.
    C)A business with a separate legal identity centred around a single owner.
    A)A business with a single owner that does not operate as a separate legal identity.
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  62. What is a partnership?
    A)An organization that is formed when two people decide to purchase property together.
    B)A business with two or more owners that does not operate as a separate legal entity.
    C)A corporation with only two shareholders.
    B)A business with two or more owners that does not operate as a separate legal entity.
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  63. What is a corporation?
    A)A separate and distinct legal entity from its owners.
    B)A separate legal entity created for the purpose of providing owners with tax advantages.
    C)A collection of distinct legal entities, the shareholders, that function collectively.
    A)A separate and distinct legal entity from its owners.
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  64. What is an advantage of a sole proprietorship?
    A)It does not require the owner to take on a lot of liability.
    B)It is fast and easy to set up.
    C)It allows the owner access to financial resources.
    B)It is fast and easy to set up.
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  65. What is an advantage of a partnership?
    A)The partners have access to more financing than in a sole proprietorship.
    B)The partners have no liability for the business debt.
    C)The partners can easily pass the business on to the next generation.
    A)The partners have access to more financing than in a sole proprietorship.
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  66. What is a limited partnership?
    A)A partnership in which the liability of all partners is limited, as in a corporation.
    B)A partnership in which partners have different levels of liability.
    C)A partnership in which the authority of some partners is limited.
    B)A partnership in which partners have different levels of liability.
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  67. What is one characteristic included in the legal definition of a partnership under the Partnership Act?
    A)It is in common, in other words all partners are involved in the business.
    B)It is formed for the joint ownership of property.
    C)It is a separate legal entity.
    A)It is in common, in other words all partners are involved in the business.
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  68. What is an advantage of a corporation?
    A)It is easy to set up.
    B)The owners are not personally liable for the debts of the business.
    C)There is less regulation and therefore more flexibility.
    B)The owners are not personally liable for the debts of the business.
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  69. What is a private corporation?
    A)One which does not require the loans from financial institutions.
    B)One which does not aspire to rapid growth.
    C)One whose shares are not available for purchase by the general public.
    C)One whose shares are not available for purchase by the general public.
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  70. What are Articles of Incorporation?
    A)A legal document outlining the structure of the corporation.
    B)A legal document forming the corporation that is registered with a provincial or the federal government.
    C)A legal document describing the business plan for the corporation.
    B)A legal document forming the corporation that is registered with a provincial or the federal government.
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  71. What is the Employment Standards Act?
    a)Legislation that tells employers the minimum standards for how to operate their businesses.
    b)Legislation that sets out the rights, responsibilities and obligations that employees and employers have within a workplace setting.
    c)Legislation that tells employees how to behave in the workplace.
    • b)Legislation that sets out the rights, responsibilities and obligations
    • that employees and employers have within a workplace setting.
  72. What is the Labour Relations Act?
    A)An Act that governs the relationship between owners and employees.
    B)An Act that governs the relationship between unions and employers.
    C)An Act that governs the relationship between employees and employers.
    B)An Act that governs the relationship between unions and employers.
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  73. What is the purpose of the Ontario Human Rights Code?
    A)To ensure that all Ontarians are treated fairly all the time.
    B)To ensure that all Ontarians have equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in key areas of daily life.
    C)To ensure that human rights are respected in Ontario all the time.
    B)To ensure that all Ontarians have equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in key areas of daily life.
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  74. What is the purpose of the Human Rights Tribunal?
    A)To provide information on the Ontario Human Rights Code.
    B)To help citizens of Ontario understand how the Ontario Human Rights Code works.
    C)It hears human rights cases and makes decisions about those cases.
    C)It hears human rights cases and makes decisions about those cases.
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  75. What is one purpose of the Occupation Health and Safety Act?
    A)To make employers solely responsible for the health and safety of their employees.
    B)To help employees understand how to keep themselves safe in the workplace.
    C)To outline the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees for health and safety.
    C)To outline the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees for health and safety.
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  76. What is the purpose of Bill 168: Amendment to the Occupation Health and Safety Act Workplace Violence?
    a)To bring attention to the possibility of workplace violence.
    b)To define workplace violence and specified worker rights and  responsibilities with respect to workplace violence and workplace
    harassment.
    c)To assist employees in identifying workplace violence.
    b)To define workplace violence and specified worker rights and responsibilities with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment.
  77. What does copyright apply to?
    A)To any print material.
    B)To any intellectual work that someone claims ownership of.
    C) To all original work that is represented in some fixed material form.
    C) To all original work that is represented in some fixed material form.
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  78. What type of law is the use of company confidential information covered under?
    A)Public law.
    B)Tort law.
    C)Contract law.
    C)Contract law.
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  79. What is the most important criteria when determining whether an employee’s actions are legally considered to be whistleblowing?
    A)The employee’s actions must be driven by consideration of his or her job description and responsibilities.
    B)The employee’s actions must be driven by consideration for the company’s reputation.
    C)The employee’s actions must be driven by professional ethics.
    C)The employee’s actions must be driven by professional ethics.
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  80. What is one possible company approach to the environment with respect to engineering work?
    A)A laissez-faire approach in which the company pays no attention to environmental management.
    B)A cost-oriented approach in which the company adheres to the environmental regulations as a cost of doing business and nothing more.
    C)A crisis-management approach in which the company deals with issues just-in-time as they reach a crisis point.
    B)A cost-oriented approach in which the company adheres to the environmental regulations as a cost of doing business and nothing more.
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  81. What are ethics?
    A)Values that a society or group hold with respect to how they should treat each other.
    B)Beliefs of a society or a group as to what is right and wrong within the context of that society or group.
    C)Beliefs about what is right and wrong as determined by an individual.
    B)Beliefs of a society or a group as to what is right and wrong within the context of that society or group.
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  82. What are morals?
    A)Beliefs about what is right and wrong that are internally determined.
    B)Values that a group has about how society should function.
    C)Beliefs about what is right and wrong that are externally determined.
    A)Beliefs about what is right and wrong that are internally determined.
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  83. What is justice?
    A)The rules that a society imposes so that all members of the society are treated the same way.
    B)The laws that a group of people decides to enforce.
    C)The concept of what is fair and equitable.
    C)The concept of what is fair and equitable.
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  84. What are conceptual statements?
    A)Statements about the meaning of a term or the scope or boundary of a term when it is being defined.
    B)Statements about what is fact versus opinion.
    C)Statements about what is conceptually right and wrong.
    A)Statements about the meaning of a term or the scope or boundary of a term when it is being defined.
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  85. What is an ethical theory?
    A)A theory which systematically links our ethical beliefs to one another by means of a set of coherent principles.
    B)A theory which helps us determine what we should do in a specific situation.
    C)A theory which helps us explain our actions to someone else.
    A)A theory which systematically links our ethical beliefs to one another by means of a set of coherent principles.
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  86. What is utilitarianism?
    A)An ethical theory that states the best solution to an ethical problem is the one that produces the greatest total amount of human well-being.
    B)An ethical theory that states the best solution to an ethical problem is one that indicates the beliefs of the majority should be followed.
    C)An ethical theory that states the best solution to an ethical problem is one that does the least amount of harm.
    A)An ethical theory that states the best solution to an ethical problem is the one that produces the greatest total amount of human well-being.
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  87. What is duty-based ethics?
    A)An ethical theory that states that every individual has a fundamental duty to act ethically in every situation.
    B)An ethical theory that states that those with power have a fundamental duty to act ethically towards those without power.
    C)An ethical theory that states that every individual has a fundamental duty to respect the beliefs of others.
    A)An ethical theory that states that every individual has a fundamental duty to act ethically in every situation.
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  88. What is virtues-based ethics?
    A)An ethical theory which states that the virtues of a person are innate to that individual from birth.
    B)An ethical theory which states that the qualities that make something or someone good vary from situation to situation.
    C)An ethical theory which states that the qualities that make something or someone good are unchanging.
    B)An ethical theory which states that the qualities that make something or someone good vary from situation to situation.
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  89. What is a Code of Ethics?
    A)A set of rules determined by the government which members of a professional association need to follow.
    B)A set of rules determined by a professional association by which members conduct their professional lives.
    C)A set of rules determined by a professional association which ensures that members are qualified to practice in the profession.
    B)A set of rules determined by a professional association by which members conduct their professional lives.
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  90. What are three parties that OACETT members owe a duty to under the OACETT Code of Ethics?
    A)The profession, society, employers
    B)Clients, politicians, corporations.
    C)Family members, colleagues, managers.
    A)The profession, society, employers
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  91. What is one similarity between solving an engineering problem and solving an ethical problem?
    A)They both require breaking out of the usual ways of thinking or paradigms in order to solve the problem.
    B)They both require an understanding of engineering principles.
    C)They both make use of quantitative data.
    A)They both require breaking out of the usual ways of thinking or paradigms in order to solve the problem.
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  92. What is one difference between solving an engineering problem and solving an ethical problem?
    A)Engineering problems require engineering and technical information while ethical problems require an understanding of ethical principles.
    B)Engineering problems require out of the box thinking while ethical problems require standard thinking.
    C)Engineering problems require quantitative information while ethical problems subjective information.
    A)Engineering problems require engineering and technical information while ethical problems require an understanding of ethical principles.
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  93. What are two goals for engineering technicians and technologists to study ethics?
    A)To be able recognize ethical issues and to develop ethical analytical skills.
    B)To be able to avoid ethical problems and to become a successful manager.
    C)To become a more capable technician or technologist and to be better at communicating with non-experts.
    A)To be able recognize ethical issues and to develop ethical analytical skills.
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  94. What are two types of ethical problems in engineering?
    A)Technical failure of an end product, and an unsuccessful product launch.
    B)Violations of laws and standards, and unsuccessful attempts at problem remedies.
    C)Lack of knowledge of laws and standards, and unsuccessfully communicating technical specifications to a client.
    B)Violations of laws and standards, and unsuccessful attempts at problem remedies.
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  95. What is a relevance problem?
    A)A problem in which there is uncertainty as to whether a particular ethical principle applies to the situation being analyzed.
    B)A problem in which two or more ethical principles seem to be relevant to the same ethical problem.
    C)A problem in which the actions of the engineering technician or technologist do not seem to relate to the issue at hand.
    A)A problem in which there is uncertainty as to whether a particular ethical principle applies to the situation being analyzed.
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  96. What is a conflict problem?
    A)A problem in which two or more ethical principles seem to apply to a particular situation, however they also seem to be suggesting opposing or incompatible actions.
    B)A problem in which the different parties involved in an ethical problem have a serious personal or professional conflict.
    C)A problem in which the discussion of one or more ethical principles leads to professional conflict.
    A)A problem in which two or more ethical principles seem to apply to a particular situation, however they also seem to be suggesting opposing or incompatible actions.
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  97. What is one possible resolution for a conflict problem?
    A)First resolve the personal conflict and then resolve the professional conflict.
    B)Find a creative solution in the middle ground between the two conflicting principles.
    C)Get all parties to agree to ongoing discussion of the conflict problem.
    B)Find a creative solution in the middle ground between the two conflicting principles.
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  98. What does EGAD stand for?
    A)Engage in the problem, generate ideas, apply ethical principles, determine relevance.
    B)Empathize with parties, grapple with the problem, analyze the ethical issues, decide on your course of action.
    C)Identify ethical problem, generate options, analyze options, make a decision.
    C)Identify ethical problem, generate options, analyze options, make a decision.
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  99. What are two other resources that engineering technicians and technologists have available to them to solve ethical problems?
    A)The OACTT Code of Ethics, and their professional peers who have experienced similar situations in the past.
    B)Textbooks on ethics and engineering, and the OACETT guidelines for ethical behaviour.
    C)Other OACETT members who volunteer their time to mentor other members, and the OACETT Code of Conduct.
    A)The OACTT Code of Ethics, and their professional peers who have experienced similar situations in the past.
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  100. What is one reason analyzing ethics case studies is a useful exercise for engineering technicians and technologists?
    A)Case study analysis is a useful way to sharpen ethical decision making skills.
    B)Case study analysis is a helpful way to understand the impact of ethics on a person’s professional career.
    C)Case study analysis is included in most job interviews.
    A)Case study analysis is a useful way to sharpen ethical decision making skills.
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  101. What is professional practice?
    a)The act of completing the designated professional work in a technically accurate manner.
    b)The act of behaving maturely and professionally in a workplace context in order to build a successful career.
    c)The act of behaving appropriately in a workplace context so as to bring prestige and respect to the profession and to ensure public safety.
    • c)The act of behaving appropriately in a workplace context so as to bring prestige and respect to the profession and to ensure public
    • safety.
  102. What is professional misconduct?
    A)Any behaviour that is deemed unethical and inappropriate in a professional context.
    B)Any behaviour that is not appropriate for a highly educated and responsible adult to engage in.
    C)Any behaviour that is not appropriate for those who are responsible, through the practice of their profession, for the health and welfare of the public.
    C)Any behaviour that is not appropriate for those who are responsible, through the practice of their profession, for the health and welfare of the public.
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  103. What are the OACETT Rules of Professional Conduct?
    A)Rules that OACETT wants members to follow to increase the prestige of the profession.
    B)Rules that OACETT members should follow so that they are given respect in the workplace.
    C)Rules that define professional misconduct for engineering technicians and technologists.
    C)Rules that define professional misconduct for engineering technicians and technologists.
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  104. What is the role of the IETO Discipline Committee with respect to professional practice?
    a)To inform OACETT members when they have not behaved professionally and to request that the behaviour change.
    b)To help OACETT members behave professionally and understand the guidelines
    for professional behavior as technicians and technologists.
    c)To respond to complaints about the behaviour of OACETT members and decide whether professional misconduct has occurred.
    c)To respond to complaints about the behaviour of OACETT members and decide whether professional misconduct has occurred.
  105. What are the three possible consequences of professional liability?
    A)Discipline proceedings, criminal sanctions and civil (tort) action.
    B)Suspension of membership in the relevant professional organization, damages and loss of reputation.
    C)Fines, termination of membership in the relevant professional organization, and tort action.
    A)Discipline proceedings, criminal sanctions and civil (tort) action.
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  106. Who are the four stakeholders in professional liability insurance?
    A)The professional, the profession, the employer or client, and the general public.
    B)The employer, the professional, the client and the professional association.
    C)The professional, the professional’s family, the employer and the client.
    A)The professional, the profession, the employer or client, and the general public.
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  107. What is a situation in which OACETT Professional Liability Insurance covers its subscriber?
    A)An OACETT member helps a friend with non-technical work.
    B)An OACETT member does a favour for a neighbour and fixes his or her house.
    C)An OACETT member is employed in industry or government.
    C)An OACETT member is employed in industry or government.
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  108. Why is it important for an OACETT member to maintain professional competence?
    A)It is required by the Code of Ethics.
    B)It allows members to serve their employers and clients effectively.
    C)It allows members to command a higher salary.
    A)It is required by the Code of Ethics.
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  109. What is the self-compliance model of maintaining professional competence?
    A)It requires professional associations to monitor members for compliance to professional competence.
    B)It requires employers to monitor members for professional competence.
    C)It gives professionals the personal responsibility for ensuring they are professionally competent.
    C)It gives professionals the personal responsibility for ensuring they are professionally competent.
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  110. What is one benefit of volunteering in terms of an OACETT member’s professional practice?
    A)It provides OACETT members with added opportunities to network and learn from others in the field.
    B)It allows OACETT members to give the appearance of being involved in their profession.
    C)It makes the OACETT members look good in the eyes of their employers.
    A)It provides OACETT members with added opportunities to network and learn from others in the field.
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  111. ACRONYM – APEO
    • Association of Professional
    • Engineers of Ontario (APEO)
  112. ACRONYM – IETO
    The Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO)

    • NOTE: Board responsible for certification of OACETT Members
    • through setting cert standards, evaluating applications, admin of certification
    • components including PPE and disciplining members.
  113. ACRONYM – OAB
    The OACETT Administration Board (OAB)

    NOTE:  OAB acts on behalf of Counsil between regular council mtgs, manages the org’s finances, provides direction to the CEO and acts upon matters referred to it by counsil as req’d.
  114. ACRONYM – PASB
    The Professional Affairs and Services Board (PASB)

    •  NOTE:  PASB implements
    • policies with respect to member services provided by OACETT and works fot
    • promote the professional recognition of OACETT members with employers and
    • within the engineering community as a whole.
  115. ACRONYM – TPC
    Technology Professionals Canada (TPC)

    • NOTE:  National
    • Councils and Societies – founded in 2010.
  116. ACRONYM – EGAD (Use of EGAD Method for ethics case studies:)
    Answer

    • E – Identify the Ethical
    • problem

    • G – Generate
    • new courses of action

    • A – Analyze
    • the possible course of action provided

    D – Make a Decision
  117. OACETT was formed under the APEO in:

    A) 1956
    B) 1961
    C) 1969
    D) 1932
    B) 1961
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  118. The original OACETT Act became law in Ontario in:

    A) 1976
    B) 1988
    C) 1984
    D) 1994
    C) 1984
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  119. The OACETT Act is:

    A) Ontario Criminal law
    B) Ontario Law of Torts
    C) Ontario Statute Law
    D) Ontario Common Law
    C) Ontario Statute Law
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  120. List Nine (9) characteristics of a professional organization
    or association.
    1. It is incorporated.

    • 2. has a clear administrative structure (Councils, by-law
    • and regulation capability).

    • 3. has clear objects (similar to those for business
    • organizations).

    4. has amandatory registry for members.

    5. Sets and maintains standards of registration.

    6. Sets and maintains ethical and professional standards.

    7. Disciplines members if and when required.

    • 8. has the legal right to designations and restriction on
    • use by others.



    • 9. has the right of licensure
    • (in some instances) or limited licensure (in other instances).
  121. List Eight (8) objects or objectives of OACETT as written in
    the OACETT Act
    • 1. To establish,maintain and conduct an institute or
    • association within Ontario for techs, eng techs, applied science technologists
    • and eng technologists for the purpose of grantingmembership and registration to
    • personswho meet the standards of theAssociation.

    2. To maintain discipline among its members.

    • 3. To assist members in advancing their status,
    • recognition and welfare and in increasing their knowledge, skill and proficiency.


    • 4. To establish and maintain consistent registration
    • requirements for technicians, engineering technicians, applied science
    • technologists, engineering technologists and other classes of members.

    • 5. To establish, promoteandenforce highethical and professional
    • standards of conduct for members.

    • 6. To accept donations, gifts, legacies andbequests for
    • the use in promoting its objectives and carrying on itswork.

    • 7.  To carry on benevolent work in connectionwith the
    • families of dead, retired or incapacitated members who are in need.
    •  
    • 8. To cooperate with other organizations with objects that are in whole or inpart, the same or similar to its objects.
  122. What is the purpose of the OACETT By-law?
    • The OACETT By-law is OACETT’s set of internal rules that operationalize the OACETT Act, or
    • put it into practice.
  123. List the parts of the overall structure of OACETT.
    1. Members

    2. Council (Board of Directors)

    3. OAB (The OACETT Administration Board)

    4. IETO (The Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario)

    5. PASB (The Professional Affairs and Services Board)

    6. OACETT Regional Councils

    7. Chapters
  124. How many different designations can currently be conferred by OACETTon its members upon
    registration?
    Two (2): C.E.T and C.Tech.
  125. Persons who are registered by OACETT as Certified EngineeringTechnologists
    have a restrictive right under the OACETT Act to use thedesignation C.E.T. This
    means that:

    a) no other persons can call themselves technologists in Ontario.

    b) no other persons can use the abbreviation C.E.T. after
    their name.


    c) no other persons can work as technologists in Ontario.
    d) b and c above.
    b) no other persons can use the abbreviation C.E.T. after their name.
  126. When can a member start using the designation?
    A member can begin to use the designation when they have completed all certification requirements and have been advised they may do so by the Registrar.
  127. What national association does OACETT belong to?
    Technology Professionals Canada (TPC)
  128. What is the name of OACETT’s professional journal?
    The Ontario Technologist
  129. Describe the design of the Engineering Technology Ring and
    the meaning behind the design.
    Design consists of a continuous pattern of five raised gears followed by a blank segment in which a raised Canadian maple leaf appears.
  130. What does the five gears on the Engineering Technology Ring Sybolize?
    The five gears symbolize the integration of the engineering/applied science team which is made up of:

    • 1. tradesperson
    • 2. technician
    • 3. technologist
    • 4. engineer
    • 5. scientist/researcher.
  131. What is Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning (x6)
    • 1. Knowledge
    • 2. Comprehesion
    • 3. Application
    • 4. Analysis
    • 5. Synthesis
    • 6. Evaluation
  132. OACETT – Timeline of Key Events – 1962?
    OACETT becomes incorporated
  133. OACETT –Timeline of Key Events – 1965?
    OACETT adopts Code of Ethics
  134. OACETT – Timeline of Key Events – 1984?
    Initial OACETT Act receives Royal Assent
  135. OACETT – Timeline of Key Events – 1998?
    Revised OACETT Act is passed (Bill Pr25)
  136. OACETT – Timeline of Key Events – 1999?
    IETO is established
  137. List six (6) sets of documents that are used to govern OACETT.
    • 1. The OACETT Act
    • 2. The Corporations Act
    • 3. OACETT By-law
    • 4. OACETT Policies
    • 5. Rules of OACETT’s Boards
    • 6. Administrative guidelines
  138. What is IETO’s mandate?
    IETO is charged with managing the member registration process. This includes all functions dealing with professional qualifications, certification, admissions, discipline, standards, examinations, program evaluation, education, education delivery and training.
  139. What information is found in the IETO Terms of Reference?
    1. The purpose of IETO, the structure of the IETO board, the structure of IETO as an organization, how Board meetings are to be run and reported on.

    2. Titles, classes and designations of members, including the requirements for certification and registration, the appeals process, member conduct and a corresponding complaints and discipline procedure, and membership reinstatement.

    3. Fees for membership, examinations and appeals.
  140. Name the Five (5) committees that comprise IETO.
    • 1. executive,
    • 2. finance,
    • 3. complaints,
    • 4. discipline,
    • 5. admissions committees.
  141. What are the two main categories of membership?
    Certified Members and Associate Members
  142. What are three additional membership categories administered by IETO?
    • 1. Fellow OACETT Members,
    • 2. Life Members,
    • 3. Non-Resident Members
  143. Which membership category is not administered by IETO?
    Honorary Member
  144. What are the four requirements for certification as an OACETTmember?
    • 1. Be of good character.
    • 2. Be not less than eighteen years of age.
    • 3. Be ordinarily a resident of or employed in the Province of Ontario.
    • 4. Meet the criteria established in the by-laws of OACETT and in the IETO rules.
  145. What are the four criteria for certification as an OACETT member?
    • The four criteria for certification are:
    • 1. Academic Credentials
    • 2. Professional Experience: two years work experience
    • 3. Professional References
    • 4. Professional Practice Exam
  146. What is PLAR?
    Prior LearningAssessment Recognition (PLAR).

    • NOTE: Applicants who do not have full formal academic qualifications, but have significant experience greater than 10 years, and who
    • may be able to demonstrate that they have achieved a standard of technical competence comparable to that of their peers, a Prior Learning Assessment Recognition process is available tomeet someor all of the certification criteria.
  147. Briefly describe the appeals process for certification for applicants who are not initially successful in becoming a Certified Member.
    • 1. An appeal must be filed within thirty days of the notice of unsuccessful certification.
    • 2. The appeal must be filed in writing and be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
    • 3. The appeal should include the evidence upon which the appeal is based.
    • 4. The appeal will be heard by the IETO Board within ninety days after the appeal was received. The applicant appealing will receive two weeks’ notice of the date, time and location of the appeal hearing.
    • 5. After the hearing the IETO Board will determine the outcome of the appeal through a majority vote.
  148. What is FARPACTA?
    Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act (FARPACTA),

    • NOTE:
    • Act put into place in 2006 to ensure that the
    • licensing/certification process for these professions is transparent and fair and toe nsure that everyone qualified, particularly those trained outside of Ontario, can get a licence to practice or certification in one of the professions governed by FARPACTA and not be prevented to do so by unnecessary obstacles. It was felt that by legislating more easily accessible licensing processes the skills and experience of internationally trained professionals could be better used to benefit the economy and society of Ontario.
  149. What is the role of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC)?
    • 1. implementation of FARPACTA, overseeing the professional licensing process of regulatory bodies and compulsory trades in Ontario.
    • 2. ensures that the licensing process in these professions is transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
    • 3. Regulatory bodies are accountable to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner for the functioning of their licensing processes.
  150. What is the purpose of the professional member identification stamp?
    • The stamp establishes:
    • 1. the member’s identity
    • 2. responsibility for the work bearing the stamp.
  151. What three things might members be censured for?
    • 1. Professional misconduct as defined in the Rules of Professional Conduct.
    • 2. Incompetence as anengineering technician or technologist.
    • 3. A breach of ethics as defined in the Code of Ethics.
  152. What are the possible actions of the Complaints Committee when a complaint against a member is received in writing?
    • 1. Direct the matter to the Discipline Committee.
    • 2. Direct the Registrar to provide advice to the member complained against.
    • 3. Issue a caution or admonishment to the member being complained against.
    • 4. Take any appropriate action that is consistent with the Act or the By-law.
    • 5. Do nothing.
  153. What are the possible actions of the Discipline Committee when a member is found to be guilty of professional misconduct or incompetent?
    • Direct the Registrar to take any of the following actions:
    • 1. Revoke membership.
    • 2. Suspend membership.
    • 3. Impose specified terms, conditions or limitations on the member’s certification and membership.

    • Discipline Committee may also:
    • 1. Reprimand, admonish or counsel the member.
    • 2. Have the findings and order published in The Ontario Technologist.
    • 3. Determine a fine to be paid by the member.
  154. How can members resign their membership?
    • 1. Members of OACETT may resign their membership by submitting their resignation in writing to the Registrar.
    • 2. By not paying their membership dues within six months of the invoice being issued.
    • 3. Associate Members who have not become Certified Members within the timeframe given to them by IETO will be considered to have resigned their membership.

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