Competency Based Assessment
PEGNL uses the Competency Based Assessment model to evaluate the experience qualifications of individuals applying for licensure.
PEGNL has adopted the Competency Based Assessment (CBA) model to evaluate the experience qualifications of those applying to PEGNL to become licensed. The CBA framework assesses if the applicant has achieved the necessary competencies for professional licensure while obtaining the required 48 months’ experience. This includes a self-assessment by the applicant, followed by validator (supervisor) review and then evaluation by independent professional assessors.
The framework has been increasingly adopted by regulators across the country as a way to improve transparency and fairness for applicants, as well as ensuring protection of the public.
Upon submitting an application to PEGNL, a professional licensure applicant is given access to the CBA system. Applicants rate themselves on a scale of 0-5 on a number of core competencies in technical, ethical and professional categories. In addition, they provide examples of experiences in their professional work that help demonstrate the individual ratings. References as chosen by the applicant - known as validators - review and provide comment on the assessment and overall readiness for licensure. In turn, independent volunteer professional Assessors are assigned by PEGNL to review all information provided and make a recommendation. PEGNL reviews the information from all three groups to decide if an applicant meets the experience requirements for licensure.
To access detailed information on the CBA process, please refer to the Competency Assessment Manual.
A CBA Quick Reference Sheet is also available. This is intended as a supplement to the manual.
PEGNL has also developed a CBA Mentorship Guide for Applicants and their mentors.
Engineering and CBA
Engineering applicants will assess themselves on 34 competencies in 7 categories. Applicants will use parameters, known as indicators, to help them determine their proficiency and strength for each competency. The indicators are available HERE.
The Canadian environment experience requirement for registration is evaluated using a subset of the 34 competencies known as the Canadian Environment competencies. For more information on the Canadian Environment competencies, click HERE.
Geoscience and CBA
Geoscience applicants will assess themselves on 29 competencies in 4 categories. Applicants will cite workplace examples to help them determine their proficiency and strength for each competency. The examples are available HERE.
The Canadian environment experience requirement for registration is evaluated using a subset of the 29 competencies known as the Geoscience Canadian Work-Environment Experience Competencies (CWECs). For more information on the CWECs, click HERE.
Competency Based Assessment came into effect in Newfoundland and Labrador as of September 1, 2021 and applies to all applications as of September 1, 2022.
To access the CBA system please visit the CBA website.
Our overview video includes further details and information.
Please note: you must have a Member Number or Application-in-Progress number with PEGNL to create a Competency Assessment account.
Practice Standards & Guidelines
PEGNL publishes practice standards and guidelines for the purpose of educating its license holders and the public about matters of professional practice.
Practice Guideline for Authenticating Professional Documents
This Guideline describes how and when a professional member’s stamp and a permit holder’s stamp shall be used for authenticating professional documents.
Guideline for Permit Holders and Companies Employing Engineers and Geoscientists
This Guideline specifies when a permit to practice is required. It also outlines the requirements of organizations operating under a permit to practice and the expectations of non-permit holding companies that employ engineers and/or geoscientists.
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Development Guideline for Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
This Guideline is intended to educate, provide guidance, and to encourage professional members and permit holders to be proactive in the protection and stewardship of the environment and promote sustainable development.
Members-in-Training (Engineer-in-Training or Geoscientist-in-Training) meet the academic requirements for registration but have not yet fulfilled other requirements for registration.
Professional Licensure Applicants
Professional licensure is granted to any applicant who meets the requirements for registration. There are two categories of professional licensure: (P. Eng.) and (P. Geo.).
Professional Licensure Transfer Applicants
Professional engineers or geoscientists who are licensed and in good standing in another province or territory in Canada can transfer their registration to PEGNL.
Limited Licensure Applicants
A limited licensee is a member of PEGNL who has the right to independently practice engineering or geoscience within a defined individualized scope of practice.
Permit to Practice Applicants
Section 8(2) of the Act, 2008 requires that any entity that provides the services of a professional member to the public must have a Permit to Practice.
PEGNL’s registration requirements, registration process and all other prominent questions and answers regarding registration are here.
announcements & events
Member Announcements – Nov 30
Our Member Announcements inform our license holders on PD opportunities, PEGNL, Industry and other general interest sessions which will improve and enhance the lives and careers of engineers and geoscientists in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Member Announcements – November 21
Our Member Announcements inform our license holders on professional development and general interest sessions, industry and PEGNL events, award recognition and volunteer opportunities which will improve and enhance the lives and careers of engineers and geoscientists in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Notice Regarding International Transcripts
PEGNL is implementing a NEW Records Management policy that limits the amount of time we hold physical educational records, such as diplomas and transcripts.
Understanding your Secondary Professional Liability Insurance
PEGNL members in good standing automatically have Secondary Professional Liability Insurance. This unique program protects both you and the public in numerous scenarios involving whistleblowing, retirement, intellectual property, data loss, mentorship, and more.
Engineering Careers & EDI (Equity Diversity & Inclusion)
The University of Toronto and Engineers Canada are currently conducting a survey on Engineering Careers & EDI (Equity Diversity & Inclusion). Completion of this survey can be claimed as Professional Development. The survey is part of a study on the career trajectories and mobility patterns.
Final Deadline to complete License and Permit Renewals for 2023
Location: PEGNL Member Portal