Licensure Assistance Program

The PEO Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) gives the opportunity for experienced licensed professionals to transfer their skills and knowledge to aspiring EITs pursuing their engineering licence.

Important changes coming to PEO’s Engineering Intern (EIT) program

The EIT program will no longer be offered to new applicants as of May 15, 2023. Since the required engineering work experience under the new licensing process must be acquired before applying, the EIT program—which was designed to assist applicants as they acquired work experience—is no longer sustainable in its current form.

We are pleased to continue to support current P.Eng. applicants enrolled in the EIT program. Current EITs may remain in the program as long as they continue their current licensing process.

We understand the value the EIT designation holds for prospective applicants, as well as engineering employers and local chapters. As such, PEO will consult with our stakeholders to determine other options for prospective applicants seeking to gain experience.

Please continue to monitor this webpage and the FARPACTA webpage for more information as it becomes available.

What is the Licensure Assistance Program?

PEO's Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) is a program that links engineering interns (interns) with professional engineers (guides) licensed with PEO to provide the interns with guidance and support as they progress towards obtaining their professional engineering licence. PEO believes that this program will equip new engineers with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities and for success in their chosen profession.

Please note: Not all PEO chapters are participating in the LAP at this time. Please contact your chapter chair to find out if your chapter participates in the LAP.

Who can be an intern?

Engineering interns (EITs) within the participating chapters can become interns. Click here to apply!

Who can be a guide?

Professional engineers licensed with PEO within the participating chapters can become guides. Click here to apply!

What it is not!

The primary objective of the LAP is to help guide engineering interns through the licensing process, develop as a professional and assimilate into the engineering community.

While some discussion around career matters may occur, PEO does not intend the program to be a job finding mechanism. The program will not find you a job nor meet the requirements for a professional engineer referee. Please refer to PEO’s Experience Guidelines that outlines the referee requirements, including the role of the professional engineer monitor.

Online Orientation

Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) online orientation module: Building the guide and intern relationship

Online Registration




  • Click on Enroll Now and then click on either Register Now to complete your registration or Log In if you have already registered.
  • Click on Launch Course to view the video.




Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us about Licensure Assistance Program

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40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M2N 6K9