Knowledge Requirements

Geoscientists Nova Scotia has since 2001 followed the recommendations of the Canadian Geoscience Standards Board (CGSB), Geoscientists Canada (GC) for the Knowledge and Experience requirements for admission as a registered Professional Geoscientist. Three streams exist for registration as a professional geoscientist in Nova Scotia. They are:
  •     Geology,
  •     Environmental Geoscience,
  •     Geophysics.
Each stream requires minimum total of 27 Educational Units (EU):
  •     3 from Compulsory Foundation Science (1A);
  •     6 from Additional Foundation Science (1B);
  •     4 from Compulsory Foundation Geoscience (2A);
  •     5 from Additional Foundation Geoscience (2B);
  •     9 from Other Geoscience / Science (2C).
A one-semester course will typically count as one EU. Visit our Forms page to download a self-evaluation worksheet, and view the current Geoscientists Canada Knowledge and Experience Requirements (GKE).