APEGNB has been entrusted with the responsibility for the regulation of engineering and geoscience in the province of New Brunswick.
In this role, the Association must protect the public interest by ensuring that engineers and geoscientists:
conduct their work on an ethical basis,
acquire and maintain a level of knowledge commensurate to their practice, and
practice with an appropriate level of skill.
The Association requires that professional engineers and geoscientists accumulate a minimum of eighty (80) PDHs (professional development hours) per year. This must be submitted on or before January 1st of each year using the online Member Portal.
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and the By-Laws, including the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, clearly require that engineers and geoscientists practice only in areas in which they are competent. Engineers and geoscientists are also required to maintain and enhance their own competence, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to encourage employees to improve their knowledge and education.
The CPD Program applies to all engineers and geoscientists who are practicing engineering and geoscience as defined in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. It is understood that individual scopes of practice might range, for example, from detailed technical analysis, through technical sales, to management and direction of engineering and geoscience projects and enterprises.
Engineers and Geoscientists NB wants to provide registrants with as many opportunities as possible to ensure they are meeting their professional development hours (PDH).
To meet these conditions, options such as online courses, different types of branch events, videos and webinars, to name a few, are available to provide professional registrants with the hours needed to comply with the CPD Program. To learn more about the requirements of the CPD Program, review the Continuing Professional Development Guidelines.
Important items to note:
If you are compliant with another engineering/geoscience regulator’s CPD program, you can request an exemption from our program by emailing email@example.com.
MITs and Licencees are not required to submit unless specifically requested to do so.
Retired Membersare exemptfrom submitting CPD records.
Active professional practice as engineer or geoscientist
1 PDH/20 hours Practice of 30+ years earns a credit of 20 PDH
Courses at/from universities, industry or employer
1 PDH/hour or 10 PDHs/CEU or 10 PDHs/credit hour
Self-directed study, field trips, conferences, seminars
1 PDH/2 hours
Mentoring an engineer- or geoscientist-in-training, standing on technical committees, service on public bodies
1 PDH/hour No more than 10 PDHs from community/religious/elected public service
Presentation to Others
Conferences, field trips
Contributions to Knowledge
Codes and standards, patents, publications
Professionalism & Ethics
Structured courses, refresher courses or programs
See relevant category (Formal study, Participation, etc.)
PDH: Professional Development Hour CEU: Continuing Education Unit CPD: Continuing Professional Development
To help you with completing your hours, the following resources are available for your use:
Other information you may find helpful when reporting your CPD activities:
One PDH can be claimed for each 20 hours of professional practice to a maximum of 40 PDHs per year.
Up to 5 PDHs per year can be claimed for a creating a CPD plan.
A seminar/presentation is considered to be formal if there are set learning outcomes that can be demonstrated to have been covered, for example, an evaluation at the end, certificate, copy of the syllabus, etc.
Any seminars over ½ day in length may be considered to be formal as well.
Participation is volunteering, mentoring, and service to the professions/the public at large. Examples include:
Acting as a mentor to a member-in-training;
Service on committees of technical, professional, or managerial associations or societies;
Service on public bodies that draw on professional expertise (planning and regulatory boards and service commissions, investigative commission, etc.);
Activities that contribute to the community or religious organizations;
Elected public service at the municipal, provincial or federal level.
Engineers and geoscientists who have practiced for 30 or more years can claim a credit of 20 PDHs towards the maximum of 40 PDHs.
Development of published codes and standards, where 1 hour of committee work earns 1 PDH.
Patents, where each patent earns 15 PDHs.
Publication of papers in peer-reviewed technical journals, where each paper earns 15 PDHs.
Publication of articles in non-peer reviewed journals, where each article earns 10 PDHs.
Reviewing or editing articles or manuals for publication where each hour spent in the review or editing process earns 1 PDH.