Limited Licence

A limited licence is issued to an individual who, as a result of at least eight years of specialized experience, has developed competence in a certain area of professional engineering.

Changes to the Limited Licence

The required documents to apply for the Limited Licence have changed. Current Limited Licence applicants will continue their licensing process as normal until further notice.

All Limited Licence applicants will now be required to meet the experience requirements for licensure through a competency-based assessment 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. 

Limited Licence Application Form

To apply for a Limited Licence, please download and complete this fillable application form and send a signed copy with all required documents to

As per Regulation 941, Section 45, the practice of professional engineering by the holder of the limited licence must be limited to the services specified in the limited licence.

Submission requirements

To qualify for a limited licence, an applicant:

  • Must hold a three-year degree or diploma in an engineering, technology or science program or have equivalent educational qualifications, with knowledge that corresponds to the scope of services within the practice of professional engineering to be provided under the limited licence. You will need to arrange for your academic transcript to be sent directly from the respective university/institution ;
  • Must pass the National Professional Practice Examination;
  • Must demonstrate that they are of good character;
  • Must pay the applicable fees;
  • Must demonstrate at least eight years of experience in the practice of professional engineering with at least six years of the experience corresponding to the scope of services within the practice of professional engineering to be provided under the limited licence.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A completed limited licence application
  • A copy of your proof of identity. In general, government-issued ID is required.
  • A copy of your up-to-date experience record
  • Payment of application fee: ·$360 + HST = $406.80 (Please do not provide a cheque or money order at this time, PEO will inform you when a payment is required and provide information on how to pay online.)

Please submit your application package by email to:


PEO processing timelines

Estimated time Process

8 months +

Application Review and Assessment


Basic Steps:

- Submission of Application with Payment

- Academic Requirements Committee Review

- Character References

- Experience Requirements Interview (Allow sufficient time for scheduling the interview )

- Professional Practice Exam ( Offered: 3/yr )

- Final Approval

Note: Allow +/- 8 weeks for mailing of Stamp/Certificate after final approval and fees paid