Licensing & Registration
In all Canadian provinces and territories, engineers must be licensed in order to practise, and with the exception of PEI and Yukon, all other jurisdictions require licensure of geoscientists. In Newfoundland and Labrador, registration is mandatory for anyone practising engineering or geoscience as defined in the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, 2008.
Professional members licensed by PEGNL are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience work in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Professional Engineers use the designation P.Eng. and Professional Geoscientists generally use P.Geo.
The P.Eng. and P.Geo. designations indicate licensure and are the seals of engineering and geoscience quality. These professionals demonstrate that they adhere to the highest standards of practice and ethics.
The designations represent quality in all aspects of life — from developing a mechanical heart, to constructing bridges and buildings, to finding mineral resources.
To become licensed professionals, both engineers and geoscientists must meet academic requirements; pass the national professional practice and ethics examination; have obtained at least four years of relevant working experience (internship) under the supervision of a licensed professional, including at least one year of equivalent Canadian experience; and continue professional development throughout their careers. During the internship, graduates are called Geoscientists-in-Training (G.I.T.) or Engineers-in-Training (E.I.T.).