Reserved Practice


Exclusive Scope of Practice

No individual, corporation, or other entity shall engage in the practice of engineering or geoscience, use a reserved title, or represent entitlement to engage in the practice of engineering or geoscience unless they are licensed by PEGNL to do so.


Individuals

To engage in the exclusive scope of practice of engineering or geoscience in Newfoundland & Labrador, you need to hold a license with PEGNL.To see the requirements, please click HERE or to download the application to apply, click HERE.

The legal definition of the practice of engineering is very broad; going far beyond designing and applying a stamp. The practice of engineering means: reporting on, advising on, evaluating, designing, preparing plans and specifications for or directing the construction, technical inspection, maintenance or operation of a structure, work or process (i) that is aimed at the discovery, except by the practice of geoscience, development or utilization of matter, materials or energy or is designed for the use and convenience of human beings, and (ii) that requires in the reporting, advising, evaluating, designing, preparation or direction the professional application of the principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics or a related applied subject and includes providing educational instruction on the matters contained in this paragraph to a student at an educational institution, but excludes practising as a natural scientist.

The legal definition of the practice of geoscience is similiarly broad;reporting on, advising on, evaluating, interpreting, processing, geological and geophysical surveying, exploring, classifying reserves or examining activities related to the earth sciences or engineering-geology (i) that is aimed at the discovery or development of oil, natural gas, coal, metallic or non-metallic minerals or precious stones, water or other natural resources or that is aimed at the investigation of geoscientific conditions, and (ii) that requires in the reporting, advising, evaluating, interpreting, processing, geoscientific surveying, exploring, reserve classifying or examining the professional application of mathematics, chemistry or physics through the application of the principles of geoscience, and includes providing educational instruction on the matters contained in this paragraph to a student at an educational institution.


Companies

A company that offers engineering or geoscience services to the public in Newfoundland & Labrador must hold a PEGNL Permit to Practice.A Permit Holder company must also have at least one PEGNL licensed engineer or geoscientist employed with the company who takes responsibility for the practise of the discipline for which the Permit to Practice is issued. To see the requirements, please click HERE or to download the application to apply click HERE.