For anyone practicing engineering or geoscience in Newfoundland and Labrador, registration is mandatory under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, 2008. Only registered professional members of PEGNL are permitted to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering or geoscience work in the province.


Registration Categories

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Discipline & Enforcement

Any person who has a concern about the competence or professionalism of an individual licensed engineer or geoscientist, or a company holding a PEGNL Permit to Practice, should raise this concern with PEGNL.

Compliance & Enforcement

An individual engaged in the practice of engineering or geoscience in Newfoundland & Labrador requires a PEGNL license to practice.

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Submitting a Complaint

You can submit a compliant by filling out the compliance issue form. A potential first step is to discuss your concern with Professional Standards Director and provide any relevant information.


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.


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.


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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Licensure Mobility Applicants

Professional engineers or geoscientists who are licensed and in good standing in another province or territory in Canada can apply to PEGNL through a streamlined process.

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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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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.

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