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.
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. If the MIRC has a commitment to another employer(s) or firm(s), written approval of the arrangement must be provided to PEGNL by each of the member’s employers.
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.
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.
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