Professional Practice Development
The practice of professional geoscience in Nova Scotia is defined and regulated by the Geoscience Profession Act of 2002. The Act grants self-governance to professional geoscientists because it was deemed to be in the public interest to do so. The driving consideration has always been public safety and welfare.
Professional geoscientists are accountable for their profession generally, for their own professional practice, and for the practice of professionals under their supervision. In addition to preserving ethical standards, professional members and license holders are responsible for ensuring that they, and those under their supervision or control, have maintained appropriate levels of competency. The Continuing Professional Development and Competency Assurance Program Guide describes the process of continued learning and annual reporting for Members.