Under the Engineering & Geoscience Professions Act and its By-Laws, the Association protects the right to practice and right to title for engineers and geoscientists in New Brunswick. Thus, all individuals practicing engineering or geoscience independently in NB or for application in NB or using the title Professional Engineers/PEng/Engineer or Professional Geoscientist/PGeo/Geoscientist, must be registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.
Non-licensed individuals must work under the supervision of a PEng/PGeo duly registered with the Association.
National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) – This exam must be passed before you are eligible to register as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist.
Confirmatory/Technical Exams – If you have been assigned confirmatory or technical exams, these exams must be passed or waived before you may write the National Professional Practice Exam. All exams, apart from the NPPE, must be passed before you are eligible to enroll as a MIT. Please review Exam Regulations prior to writing any exams.
Do you meet the academic requirements for both PEng and PGeo (Dual Applicants)?
If you meet the academic requirements for both PEng and PGeo (or EIT and GIT), you may apply for both designations. Once deemed academically qualified, you must show that your experience meets both the engineering and geoscience requirements.
You will only need to write the NPPE once, and you will only pay one set of annual dues.
Contact APEGNB for more information on this process.
Change in Member Status – How to request a change in practicing status
If you have retired with no employment income and wish to switch to retired status, complete and return the Reduction of Dues form. You will be able to continue to use your title, but you may not practice. Your annual dues will be reduced to ¼ full dues, if your request is approved by Council.
If you currently have retired status and wish to return to practice, complete the Reinstatement of Status form along with an up-to-date CV or résumé. Depending on how long you have not been practicing, you may be requested to provide additional information to demonstrate that you have maintained your professional competence. Payment of the difference in the dues is also required.