In order to be licensed as a professional with PEGNL, all applicants must pass the National Professional Practice and Ethics Exam (NPPE).
National Professional Practice & Ethics Exam
All applicants for professional licensure are required to pass an examination to confirm they have sufficient knowledge of the ethical considerations and obligations that accompany the privilege of professional status, and the legal concepts relevant to the professional practice of engineering and geosciences in Canada. This examination is called the National Professional Practice and Ethics Examination (NPPE).
Information regarding the NPPE is found at the NPPE website.
Candidates should review the website in detail, as it contains important information on the following topics:
- Exam Information
- Exam Administration Process
- Exam Security
You must Register for the NPPE through PEGNL.
Upcoming Exam Dates
|Exam Dates||Registration Deadline|
|January 23-25, 2023||December 2, 2022|
|April 3-5, 2023||February 10, 2023|
|June 5-7, 2023||April 28, 2023|
|September 11-13, 2023||July 14, 2023|
|November 6-8, 2023||September 29, 2023|
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.
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