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.

Permit to Practice Applicants

Permits to Practice are issued in accordance with the provisions of the Act, 2008 and the Regulations, 2011. 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.

Permits to practice are issued by discipline. A permit holder must have a permit in each discipline in which they are offering services to the public. PEGNL has a listing of recognized disciplines and sub-disciplines.

Professional Liability Insurance Requirement

All permit to practice holders must carry professional liability insurance in accordance with section 12(3) of the Act, 2008. Proof of up-to-date insurance coverage is required to receive or renew a permit to practice. Refer to PEGNL’s Professional Liability Insurance By-Law for more information on insurance requirements. 

Insurance certificate examples are available for reference HERE.

Member in Responsible Charge Requirement

Permit to practice holders are required to identify a Member in Responsible Charge, as defined in the Regulations, 2011, who is licensed and in good standing with PEGNL.

A Member in Responsible Charge (MIRC) is required for each discipline for which the permit to practice is issued. The MIRC is an employee or associate of the organization who is a professional member of PEGNL and who undertakes to provide responsible direction and personal oversight in a specific discipline of professional practice in which the member is personally competent. The Member in Responsible Charge agrees to oversee the professional practice for which they have assumed responsibility in strict accordance with the requirements of relevant legislation.

Part-time practice is permitted. 

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Application form: Download

MIRC Profile form: Download

Existing company permit: Add a discipline or a member in responsible charge: Download

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.

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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.

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Guideline for Areas of Practice Spanning Engineering and Geoscience

This Guideline explores the potential areas of overlap between geotechnical or geological engineering and engineering geology. It provides guidance for both professions working in this space, emphasizing the need for collaboration from both professions in certain situations to ensure that the primary mandate of public protection is met.

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Member-in-Training Applicants

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.

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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.).

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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.

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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.

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announcements & events

announcements

04.04.2024

Member Announcements – April 4

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.

03.28.2024

Member Announcements – March 28

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.

03.21.2024

Member Announcements – March 21

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.

03.14.2024

Member Announcements – March 14

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.

03.07.2024

Member Announcements – March 7

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.

02.29.2024

Member Announcements – February 29

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.

02.22.2024

Member Announcements – February 22

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.

02.15.2024

Member Announcements – February 15

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.

02.08.2024

Member Announcements – February 8

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.

02.01.2024

Member Announcements – February 1

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.

events

April 5, 2023

Asset Management and Municipalities: Engineer’s Role

Location: Virtual

March 8, 2023

Beyond the Glass Ceiling

Location: Virtual

March 15, 2023

Deadline for PEGNL BoD Nominations

June 9, 2023

Annual AGM

Location: Virtual

January 23, 2023

NPPE Exam January 2023 Administration Dates

Location: Virtual

November 1, 2022

Annual License and Permit Renewals for 2023 Opens

Location: PEGNL Member Portal

February 24, 2023

Deadline to register with PEGNL for Spring/Summer 2023 Technical Examinations sitting

Location: Contact PEGNL