Experience Requirement

To become licensed, an applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 48 months of verifiable, acceptable engineering work experience gained after completion of their undergraduate engineering degree.

Engineering Work Experience

Click here for an overview of PEO’s engineering work experience requirements.

Ontario law requires that you have four years of engineering work experience before you can obtain your professional engineering licence. At least one year of your experience must be obtained in a Canadian jurisdiction. This ensures that you have sufficient exposure to Canadian engineering codes, legislation, technical standards and regulations.

PEO evaluates each applicant’s engineering experience against five quality-based criteria:

  • application of theory;

  • practical experience;

  • management of engineering;

  • communication skills; and

  • awareness of the social implications of engineering.

To become licensed, an applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 48 months of verifiable, acceptable engineering experience gained after completion of their undergraduate engineering degree.

 

How to Record Engineering Work Experience

You are encouraged to download the following guide and forms to record your engineering experience as you earn it. Please submit your experience requirement documentation to experiencedocs@peo.on.ca

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