Engineering Practice Guidelines

Guidelines related to the practice of engineering in Nova Scotia are contained in this section. Click on one of the headings below to be directed to the relevant information.

Professional Practice Guidelines (formerly called Manual of Professional Practice) 

Guidelines for use of the Professional Stamp    (updated July 25, 2019)

Practice Review Guidelines  

Guidelines Regarding Field Review of Construction Certificates 


Guidelines and Regulations from Other Organizations

Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations (Effective January 31, 2015)

Guideline for Consulting Engineering Services (from Consulting Engineers of Nova Scotia - CENS) Updated April 2017

Selecting a Consulting Engineer Summary (from Consulting Engineers of Nova Scotia - CENS)  

Standard Specifications for Municipal Services - Click here for ordering information (from CENS and NSRBA)


Engineers Canada Guidelines and Publications

Engineers Canada has a number of National Guidelines that are available for provincial engineering regulatory bodies. Note that these are for guidance only, and the Nova Scotia Engineering Profession Act and By-Laws take precedence. A list of all Engineers Canada Guidelines are available here. A few of the newer documents by Engineers Canada are listed below.

White paper on professional practice in software engineering

National guideline on sustainable development and environmental stewardship for professional engineers