The Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) — formerly the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland (APEGN) — is an organization whose mandate is regulating these professions in the public interest, as promulgated in the Engineers & Geoscientists Act 2008 of Newfoundland and Labrador. PEGNL has about 4,000 members and is accountable to the public through the provincial Department of Government Services and Lands.
Almost 200 members volunteer in support of PEGNL activities by working on committees and boards, and seven permanent staff members work for the organization.
Mission PEGNL exists so that there will be competent and ethical practice of engineering and geoscience in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to ensure public confidence, sustainability, and stewardship of the professions.
Vision To provide leadership to enhance quality of life through the application and management of engineering and geoscience.
PEGNL is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors whose Ends (or goals) address the competent and ethical practice of engineering and geoscience, and public confidence in these professions.
The Board is governed by a set of Policies in accordance with the Policy Governance Model. The Ends direct the organization’s activities of licensure; regulation of the professions; and non-regulatory functions in support of the profession, for example interaction with organizations such as Memorial University’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Department of Earth Sciences, and the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland (AETTNL).
In all Canadian provinces and territories, engineers must be licensed in order to practice, and most require licensure of geoscientists.
Professional Engineers use the designation P.Eng. and Professional Geoscientists generally use P.Geo.