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Professional Registration

Geoscience is a regulated profession in most of Canada. Individual provinces and territories have legislative acts that restrict the practice of geoscience to individuals who are registered members of professional associations. In Nova Scotia, the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia (APGNS) is the licensing body which fulfils this mandate.  APGNS and other provincial Geoscience associations, under the guidance of Geoscientists Canada, ensure high standards of geoscience practice and education, and are committed to holding paramount the health, safety and welfare of the public and the protection of the environment while contributing significantly to the economy.

For more information about geoscience as a professional and registration, please consult the following websites:

·         Geoscientists Canada

·         Geoscientists Nova Scotia

Knowledge Requirements for PGeo

Completing the knowledge requirements for PGeo registration is an important goal for most of our undergraduate students, and one we as a department strongly encourage.

·         Geosciencce Knowledge and Experience handbook of Geoscientists Canada

·         PGeo checklist for Dalhousie Earth Sciences students