Application Requirements

Academic requirement

The academic requirement to apply for a P.Eng. licence will be a bachelor’s degree in an engineering program that is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) or a bachelor's degree that meets PEO's acceptance criteria plus successful completion of a technical examination program.

Candidates who graduated outside of Canada and the USA will need to request World Education Services (WES) to send the course-by-course report for each program as the required academic document to apply for academic requirements.

Prospective candidates with a non-engineering undergraduate degree, such as a B.Tech, are encouraged to explore the option of obtaining a Limited Licence, available for those with academic qualifications other than a university engineering degree. With a limited licence, individuals can engage in professional engineering activities within specific and well-defined fields. This path is suitable for those with a minimum of eight years of experience, including at least six years directly related to the scope of services within the practice of professional engineering.

Experience requirement

All applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 48 months of acceptable, verifiable professional engineering experience. At time of application, all applicants (including both Canadian and international applicants) will now be required to meet the experience requirement through a competency-based assessment (CBA) model. CBA is a tool to assess readiness for licensure that examines engineering competencies across several categories (technical, communication, project management, professional accountability, etc.) in which all professional engineers must be competent to support effective practice and public safety.

Please note: as of May 15, 2023, PEO is no longer evaluating for one-year of Canadian experience.

Competency-based assessment Candidate's Guide

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