This page is designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about PEGNL, so you don’t need to go searching around the website. This is also a great place to start if you haven’t read through the website, but it’s especially helpful if you’re confused about something.

The questions are in no particular order, but they are divided into sections simply for organizational purposes. As we get more questions that come up and answer them, we’ll add them to this page! If you’d like to ask us a question, or if there’s something else that comes up, please visit our contact page. We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible!


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.


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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Registration FAQ

PEGNL’s registration requirements, registration process and all other prominent questions and answers regarding registration are here.

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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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