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.

All Limited Licence applicants must meet PEO's experience requirements for licensure through a competency-based assessment. CBA is a tool to assess readiness for licensure that examines engineering competencies across several categories, in which all practitioners 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 [email protected].

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.

Limited Licence is available for individuals with academic qualifications other than a university engineering degree, such as a B.Tech. Limited Licence holders can engage in professional engineering activities within specific and well-defined fields. This route is suitable for individuals who have acquired significant experience under the supervision of a P.Eng. and wish to take on professional responsibilities within the approved scope of their 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;
    • Candidates who graduated outside of Canada and the USA will need to request World Education Services (WES) to send the course-by-course International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) report for each program as the required academic document to apply for academic requirements. 
  • Must pass the National Professional Practice Examination;
  • Must demonstrate that they are of good character;
  • 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;
  • Must pay the applicable fees. 

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 resume/CV
  • Please download the CBA form. Note that the information you provide in the CBA must be related to your scope of services. 
    • For example, if your scope deals with Acoustical Engineering, you will be expected to demonstrate knowledge in Acoustical Engineering standards related to your scope of services. 
  • Complete the CBA Experience Records Form.  This includes general work experience, CBA self-assessment and validator information.
  • A copy of your completed good character form
  • A copy of your completed scope of services form
  • 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: [email protected]


PEO processing timelines

Estimated time Process

To complete the application submission, please provide:

  • Application form (via email)
  • Identity documents (via email)
  • Good Character form (via email)
  • Scope of Services form (via email)
  • Up-to-date resume/CV (via email)
  • Academic documents (CDN/USA transcripts or WES (ICAP) received
  • Work experience, CBA self-assessment and validator information (via email)
  • Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) form (via email)
  • All validator responses received and accepted
10 days

Review and acknowledgement of a completed application

  • Payment (after all documents from above are received and application is accepted)
180 days

Assessment process

  • Academic Requirements Committee review
  • Good character
  • Verification of standing with OACETT (LET applicants only)
  • National Professional Practice Exam (must be completed in 180 days)
  • Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) review
  • Registration decision
Note: Allow +/- 8 weeks for mailing of Stamp/Certificate after final approval and fees paid