Professional Development

All professional members and members-in-training are required to annually submit only PDP Report Forms for their PD activities undertaken in the previous calendar year. Submission of the PD Plan Form is optional. PD Planning is still an important element of the Program and Members are expected to have a PD plan, but it need not be submitted to PEGNL. PEGNL’s PD program establishes minimum benchmarks of effort.

The above mentioned PDP Report Form should be completed in accordance with the current Professional Development Guidelines.

Professional Development Hours (PDH's) were re-introduced and have been used in reporting since 2007.


Voluntary Online Ethics Course for License Holders

Please click here for the online ethics training course. The link will bring you to the login page where you can find and complete the module. The online ethics course can be completed in both 2017 and 2018. Once completed, license holders may print a certificate and claim five professional development hours.


Building Resilience Workshop

In spring, 2018, a two-day workshop was held in St. John’s, NL, on Incorporating Climate Change into Public Infrastructure Planning and Design.

To make the information widely available to engineers, planners, policy-makers, municipal staff, and emerging professionals, the workshop content has been developed into 10 online modules, which are available free of charge.

The modules aim to increase understanding of climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador and the potential implications for infrastructure planning and development. This includes enhance professionals understanding of the following:

 The legal, policy, scientific and ethical imperative and rationale for action to integrate climate considerations into design and construction of infrastructure and planning;   

  • The basics of climate change science, how the province is being impacted by climate change, and the implications for infrastructure;
  • How climate change information is produced, and how to apply it to planning and design practices; and
  • Existing tools and resources are available to support their work, including resources developed specifically for Newfoundland and Labrador.

You can access the modules online, full biographies for all of the presenters, as well as interactive knowledge tests for select modules. There is no fee to access the modules; however, you will be required to set up an account.  This is a quick process and only requires providing an email address and creating a password.

This is part of a 3-year, collaborative projected on Building Climate Resilience, with Memorial University, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Professional Engineers and Geo-scientists Newfoundland and Labrador, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador and Engineers Canada. This project is also supported by funding from Natural Resources Canada.