Who Can Practice?

PEGNL maintains Member and Company Registers which can be viewed to determine if someone is entitled to practice or if an organization has a permit to practice.

Who Can Practice?

To determine if someone is entitled to practice, check PEGNL's Member Register.

As laid out in the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, 2008 (the "Act"), all practice of engineering or geoscience in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador must be done by or under the supervision of individuals who are licensed by PEGNL.


Check for a permit to practice by visiting PEGNL's Company Register.

All organizations or individuals who offer or provide professional engineering or geoscience services to the public must have a Permit 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.


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.


Who is PEGNL?

PEGNL is mandated to regulate the engineering and geoscience professions in the public interest, as promulgated in the Engineers & Geoscientists Act 2008 of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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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.

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Professional Development

All PEGNL license holders are required to report eighty (80) hours of professional development (PD) annually through PEGNL’s on-line reporting system available at the Member Portal.

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