Discipline & Enforcement
Complaints and Discipline
By Provincial Statute, the regulation of the practices of engineering and geoscience in Newfoundland & Labrador is vested with Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador (PEGNL). Any person practicing engineering or geoscience within the province must be licensed by PEGNL. Discipline of members is part of the Statute and the discipline process is described in Sections 21-37 of the Engineers & Geoscientists Act, 2008 and Part VI of the Regulations.
Any person who has a concern about the competence or professionalism of an engineer or geoscientist or a Permit holding company in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador should raise this concern with PEGNL, the regulatory body of the profession. At the outset, you will discuss your concern with the Professional Standards Director (PSD) and provide any relevant information. The PSD will determine whether the matter falls under the regulatory authority of PEGNL or may be addressed in another way. If it does fall under PEGNL's regulatory authority, you may choose to file an allegation against the individual or firm.
The Professional Conduct Procedure Guideline containing information about the Complaints and Discipline process is available HERE.
For further information regarding the disciplinary process or to inquire about making a complaint, please contact:
Bill Hunt, P. Eng., FEC, Professional Standards Director
Tel: (709) 753-7714; ext. 108
Compliance & Enforcement
WORKING WITH YOU TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST
PEGNL serves the public interest by ensuring those companies or individuals who practice engineering or geoscience in Newfoundland & Labrador do so in a competent, ethical and professional manner.
An individual engaged in the practice of engineering or geoscience in Newfoundland & Labrador requires a PEGNL license (to apply, please click HERE). A partnership, corporation, joint venture or sole proprietor offering services to the public in Newfoundland & Labrador requires a PEGNL Permit to Practice (to apply, click HERE).
PEGNL receives its authority to regulate the engineering and geoscience professions from the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador under The Engineers & Geoscientists Act, 2008 (the Act). Only those firms or individuals who are licensed by PEGNL are permitted to use the titles, engineer, geoscientist, P. Eng., or P. Geo.
PEGNL's Compliance Department engages individuals, companies, or entities that use reserved titles, represent entitlement to practise, or practise engineering or geoscience in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador without a PEGNL license or permit. Download the Compliance brochure.
If you have any questions, concerns, or possible Compliance cases, please contact:
Kevina Willmott, Compliance Officer
P.O. Box 21207
St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2
Phone: (709) 753-7714; ext. 105
Or the general Compliance inbox at: and a team member will contact you shortly.