Limited Engineering Licence

In order to appropriately regulate the practice of professional engineering by all qualified practitioners, Engineers Nova Scotia may issue limited engineering licences to individuals who do not have the academic qualifications to be eligible for a full professional licence.  Creating a limited engineering class provides for licensed practice of engineering by individuals who, through a combination of training and experience, are determined to be qualified to practise independently and to take full responsibility for their work within a limited scope defined by the association


The requirement for a Limited Licence are available here.


You must send the following documents and fees with your application:

  • completed application, signed and dated
  • all fees and dues including application and company fee (fees here)
  • transcripts and course descriptions direct from the university to Engineers Nova Scotia
  • current resume
  • current valid photo identification
  • requested defined scope of practice
  • detailed experience records describing your engineering related experience in the proposed scope of practice on the Engineers Nova Scotia form - PDF.
  • three references who hae known you for a minimum of 12 months - two references must be Professional Engineers in good standing with an Association of Professional Engineers in Canada
  • a one-page summary of your work experience for submission to your references
  • completed company application form, if applicable


 Application Form- PDF 


Send the completed application with required documents by email to only.  Do not email / send more than one copy of your application as this causes confusion and payment may be charged for each application.


A digital signature (stamp) is available.  Click here for more information.