Professional Development

All PEGNL license holders are required to report thirty (30) hours of professional development (PD) annually through PEGNL’s on-line reporting system available at the Member Portal. The program requires a minimum of two (2) professional development hours in the category of Ethical Practice and one (1) in the Regulatory Learning category.

Program Requirements

Detailed requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program (CPD) may be found in the document Continuing Professional Development Requirements for Engineers and Geoscientists.

CPD activities and hours must be recorded on the PEGNL PD Portal. You are encouraged to add your CPD activities, and save your supporting documents, as you complete them throughout your active reporting period. This enables better support and tracking for meeting the requirements of the CPD practice standard and maintaining your good-standing status. It also enables you to plan more efficiently and save time at the end of your reporting period.

Online Professional Development Offerings

PEGNL’s Online Ethics & Professionalism Courses for Members

Please click the title above to access the online training courses offered by PEGNL through the Member portal. The link will bring you to the login page where you can find and complete the module. Any of the online ethics courses can be completed annually and once completed members may print a certificate for their professional development hours.

PEGNL’s Pilot MIT Mentoring Program

PEGNL is launching a pilot e-mentoring program for Members-In-Training (MIT) for those requiring support as they work towards professional licensure.

EGBC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Course for Members

Engineers Canada, in partnership with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, is offering a 1-hour course on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This course is free to all engineers and geoscientists across Canada on the EGBC Knowledge Centre. If users are not an EGBC registrant, and do not already have an existing account, they can proceed to creating a new account before completing the checkout process. To take part in the course click HERE.

Building Climate Resilience

Multiple online modules were developed under the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program based on workshops and webinars conducted between 2018 and 2022 and are available free by clicking the above title. You will be required to set up an account by providing an email and creating a password.

The modules aim to increase professionals’ understanding of the impacts and implications of climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Professional Development from econext

econext is a not-for-profit association of businesses that accelerates clean growth in Newfoundland and Labrador and works to foster environmentally sustainable economic development.

PIEVC Protocol

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol was developed by Engineers Canada, with support from Natural Resources Canada, to assist engineers in factoring climate change impacts into plans for design, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure. The Protocol is freely available, at no charge, for any application to public infrastructure in Canada. Further information is available through the link above.

PIEVC Protocol Training

This five-week online course will provide participants with information about, and practice with the PIEVC Protocol (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee). This five-week course is a blend of live sessions and self-paced content including recorded videos, readings, discussion forums and practice quizzes.

Climate Resilience and Adaptation Training, and the Infrastructure Resilience Professional Credential

Climate Risk Institute has training and credentialling opportunities in climate change risk and infrastructure resilience for Engineers. Courses for infrastructure professionals include: Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment – the PIEVC Protocol, Management of Climate Risk for Infrastructure Professional, Asset Management for Climate Resilience, Climate Law for Infrastructure Practitioners, Climate Smart Policy and Procurement and Applied Climate Science for Infrastructure Practitioners. Courses are offered on a rotating basis. Check CRI for upcoming course dates and links to registration. Completion of all six courses is a requirement for IRP credential.

Course are delivered as five-week sessions through an online learning management system, in partnership with Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University. Courses include self-paced content (including readings, videos, discussion groups, assignments, quizzes) as well as live facilitated sessions with instructors. Courses are led by experts in climate, risk, asset management. Engineering, policy and procurement, climate law, and adaptation.

Practical Geocommunication

Through Geoscientists Canada, PEGNL has acquired a professional development opportunity which allows all our members FREE access to Geologize’s critically acclaimed course ‘Practical Geocommunication.’ The 10-hr Practical Geocommunication course provides valuable communication tips and strategies for members of both professions. Log on to the member portal, then click Events in the blue bar to find more details and to register for the course.

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)

Numerous on-line professional development courses are available through various MOOC offerings. Click the links below to access availability:

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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.


Licensing & Registration

Professional members licensed by PEGNL are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience work in NL.

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Practice Standards and Guidelines

The purpose of PEGNL’s Practice Standards and Guidelines is to inform and educate its professional members, and the public in matters of professional practice.

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Job Posting

This page has been designed to assist registrants seeking employment, as well as recruiters seeking to hire professionals in the fields of engineering and geoscience.

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