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.

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  Professional Member in Responsible Charge, as defined in the Regulations, 2024, who is licensed and in good standing with PEGNL.

A  Professional Member in Responsible Charge (MIRC) is responsible for ensuring the practice of engineering or the practice of geoscience performed by a permit holder is in accordance with the Act, the Regulations, the By-laws, and generally accepted standards of practice. An engineering permit to practice must have a P. Eng. or Eng. L. MIRC, and a geoscience permit to practice must have a P. Geo. or Geo. L. MIRC.

Part-time practice is permitted. 

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Permit to Practice Application Form

 

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

06.26.2024

Member Announcements – June 26

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.

06.19.2024

Member Announcements – June 19

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.

06.03.2024

Member Announcements – June 3

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.

05.16.2024

Member Announcements – May 16

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.

05.02.2024

Member Announcements – May 2

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.

04.18.2024

Member Announcements – April 18

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.

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.