Professional Engineering Geologist (PEngGeol)

The Professional Engineering Geologist (PEngGeol) Register is governed under the IPENZ Regulations for Competence Registers (PDF 272KB).

What is an engineering geologist?

If you’re an engineering geologist you’ll:

  • Deal with complex engineering geological problems and activities requiring specialist and in-depth geological engineering knowledge
  • Be responsible for predicting the nature of the ground and often work closely with geotechnical engineers
  • Have a geology degree at honours level or a postgraduate qualification in engineering geology or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.

How to become a Professional Engineering Geologist

You need to demonstrate your competence for independent practice against our competence standard for engineering geologists.

Continued Registration

You need to pay an annual registration fee and demonstrate you still meet the standard for a Professional Engineering Geologist. You’ll be reassessed at least every six years and your most recent assessment will determine how long until your next one.

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