Registration FAQ

This FAQ discusses frequent questions on PEGNL’s registration requirements, registration process and typical timelines.

Registration FAQ

 

 

Registration Process and Timelines

  • How long will it take for my application to be processed/reviewed and approved? (Note that timelines are based on the duration after ALL required information has been received by PEGNL)

    EIT Applicants (CEAB accredited degree): Allow up to 15 business days

    EIT Applicants (non-CEAB accredited degree): It can vary widely depending on your academic credentials. After all required documents have been submitted, you can expect to receive a letter outlining either a decision or further instructions within 8 weeks.

    GIT Applicants: Allow approximately 8 weeks after all required documents have been submitted

    Mobility applicants (already registered in another province or territory): Typically, 3 to 5 business days, but may take up to approximately 10 business days depending on when responses are received from other provincial/territorial regulators. 

    Professional Licensure Applicants: After submission of a complete application (which includes validation of your Competency Based Assessment), allow for 6-8 weeks for a decision to be reached. 

  • What category of registration should I apply for?

    If you are already registered as a professional in another province or territory, apply for Professional Licensure as a Mobility Applicant 

    To apply for first time Professional Licensure, you must have acceptable academics (undergraduate degree in engineering or geoscience), and at least 4 years of experience. You will need to demonstrate your experience through the completion of a competency-based assessment

    If you have the required academic qualifications for professional licensure but do not yet have enough experience, you should apply as an engineer-in-training or a geoscientist-in-training and maintain that category until you have the required experience.

    If you do not meet the requirements for professional licensure, you may be eligible for a limited license.

  • What are the benefits of being a MIT(Member-in-Training) ?
    • Use of the E.I.T. or G.I.T. designation – titles protected under the Act & Regulations
    • Access to PEGNL’s Learning Management Platform – including resources on professional ethics
    • Use of PEGNL’s PD Portal – with an opportunity to build 2 years’ worth of professional development hours for carryover
    • Access to the Competency Assessment online system – work on your competency self-assessment throughout your in-training period
    • Networking opportunities – collaborate with professionals and your peers
    • Access to the 2023 Pilot Mentorship Program, to help you meet your professional goals and succeed in 2023
    • PEGNL membership provides access to a variety of Engineers Canada sponsored benefits and partnerships such as:
    • Major Car Rental Discounts (for all the explorers out there)
    • Home and Auto Insurance (great savings opportunity for new grads)
    • Health, Life, and Dental Insurance (especially attractive for all the entrepreneurs in the community)
    • Pet Insurance (because who doesn’t love their pet!)
    • And much much more…

    PLUS if you apply within 6 months of your graduation (convocation), we waive the application fees, so when you apply for your professional license in the future you don’t have to pay any application fee!

  • What kind of documents do I need for the application process?

    You will need a completed application form, a non-expired copy of government issued photo ID, and provision of your academic transcripts as per PEGNL’S Registration Policy. The application forms contain a checklist of the required documentation. 

    Mobility applicants do not need to provide proof of academics, but are required to supply a copy of their photo ID.

     

    Geoscience applicants (applying for G.I.T. or first-time P. Geo.) must also supply course descriptions for any courses not taken at Memorial University.

  • How long will it take for my stamp to arrive?

    For a physical stamp, allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.  

    For a digital stamp, allow 3 to 5 business days for processing.

  • How much does it cost to be licensed?

    Please refer to our fees schedule.

  • How long will it take for my permit to practice application to be processed/reviewed and approved? (Note that timelines are based on the duration after ALL required information is received by PEGNL)

    If the proposed Member(s) in Responsible Charge is (are) already licensed with PEGNL, you should receive either the permit or an update within 20 business days.

    If the proposed Member(s) in Responsible Charge is (are) NOT licensed with PEGNL, their individual application must be approved before the permit to practice application can be processed.

  • Will I get approved for Professional Licensure before I write the NPPE?

    No. NPPE is a pre-requisite to Professional Licensure. You may have your application approved subject to successful completion of the NPPE, but you cannot be licensed until it has been successfully completed.

Experience Qualifications

  • I have a question on the required experience for licensure.

    PEGNL’s Competency Assessment Manual contains a section on Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Is there a Canadian work experience requirement?

    PEGNL no longer has a time-based Canadian experience requirement. It has been replaced with a competency based evaluation. A subset of the engineering and geoscience competencies have been designated as Canadian competencies. The examples used for these must have been completed in Canada. If the examples were not completed in Canada, you must describe how the situation is equivalent to the Canadian environment. For example, if a competency required you to demonstrate knowledge of regulations, codes and standards, you could use an international example stating the regulations/codes/standards you used. To demonstrate equivalency, you could state what Canadian regulations/codes/standards you would have used if this work had occurred in Canada. More information is available on the Competency Assessment page.

Academic Qualifications

  • How do I submit my proof of academics?

    Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions: Applicants should arrange to have their universities send electronic versions (or mail) official copies of their complete set of academic transcripts DIRECTLY to PEGNL. Your transcript must state that the degree has been awarded.

     

    International Post-Secondary Institutions: Applicants must arrange to have a WES (World Education Services) Course-by-Course Evaluation report sent DIRECTLY to PEGNL (delivered electronically via AccessWES). If an applicant is unable to obtain a WES report, PEGNL may, at its discretion, accept an alternative credential evaluation service report.

    Note that PEGNL is listed as “Professional Engineers and Geoscientists NL” in AccessWES.

     

     

  • Can I come to the PEGNL office to submit my transcripts?

    Your transcripts or WES report should be sent DIRECTLY to PEGNL by your university or WES. PEGNL cannot accept transcripts or WES reports (sealed or not) from an applicant.

     

  • Can I meet with someone at PEGNL to discuss my application?

    If the registration FAQs on this page not answered your questions, PEGNL staff are available to meet with applicants (or potential applicants) by appointment only. Please Contact PEGNL to arrange an appointment!

  • I have been assigned examinations. What do I do next and can I appeal?

    Please refer to the Technical Examinations page.

    And no you cannot appeal. As stated in Section 27 of the Regulations, 2011, an applicant shall have no right to request review if an application has been deferred.

    However, if an applicant wishes to challenge a deficiency examination assignment, they should refer to the Engineers Canada examination syllabus for that examination and provide justification (through course descriptions or similar evidence of the details of the applicant’s academic credentials) for why they feel they are not deficient in this area.

NPPE Exam

Limited License

  • Does a P. Tech. meet the requirements for limited licensure?

    Limited license applications are reviewed based on each applicant’s specific academic and experience history as well as their proposed individualized scope of practice, so generalizations cannot be made. However, an applicant who is a registered P. Tech. will typically have acceptable academic qualifications for limited licensure. They must still meet all other requirements.

Permits to Practice

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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General FAQ

You can find a list of frequently asked questions about PEGNL and the answers to these questions on this page.

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Discipline FAQ

PEGNL’s disciplinary policy and procedure, disciplinary process and all other possible questions regarding discipline are here.

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announcements & events

announcements

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.

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.

events

June 14, 2024

Annual AGM

Location: Virtual