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
- practise with an appropriate level of skill.
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 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee is comprised of registered professional engineers and geoscientists who have been appointed by Council. The mandate of the CPD Committee is to oversee compliance with the CPD Guidelines and to support engineers and geoscientists in maintaining their professional competence.
 APEGNB Code of Ethics 1.4, Code of Conduct 2.4
The Association requires that professional engineers and geoscientists accumulate a minimum of eighty (80) PDHs (professional development hours) per year.
The Association recognizes six (6) categories of PD activities that can lead to the accumulation of PDHs. Each category is summarized below along with specific examples of activities within the category and the PDH credit allowed. For a more detailed breakdown, see the Continuing Professional Development Program Guidelines [PDF] document.
Who does the CPD program apply to?
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. All active engineers and geoscientists must comply with the CPD Program. Engineers and geoscientists who have not declared themselves as retired and have not been so approved by the Board of Admissions are considered to be active.
This is your responsibility as a registrant of APEGNB.
Are there any exemptions?
If you are retired, on medical leave, on parental leave, etc., you may apply for an exemption. See the guideline for more info.
If you can demonstrate you have complied with the CPD program of another Canadian engineering/geoscience regulator, you may be exempted. See the guideline for more info.
When is it due?
On or before January 1st of each year, an engineer or geoscientist shall report their Professional Development Hours (PDHs) using the online Member Portal. The engineer or geoscientist must indicate the number of PDHs they claimed for CPD activities in the preceding calendar year.
What about COVID-19?
We recognize that COVID-19 has changed the scope of work and CPD landscape. We encourage you to submit what you can for the 2020 year.
How do I submit my records?
Via our online Member Portal.
What are the consequences of not submitting my CPD records?
If you are not compliant with the CPD Program, you are subject to an administrative suspension.
This means that you may not practice or use the title P.Eng./P.Geo. until you fulfilled the requirements of the program, which is a responsibility of membership.
If I have technical difficulties inputting my CPD hours, who do I contact?
Contact APEGNB at email@example.com or call 1-888-458-8083.
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