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 Procedure for Addressing Allegations Against PEGNL License Holders 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

Email: bhunt@pegnl.ca

Tel: (709) 753-7714; ext. 108

Compliance & Enforcement


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:

Bill Hunt, P. Eng., FEC, Professional Standards Director

Email: bhunt@pegnl.ca

Tel: (709) 753-7714; ext. 108