Licence Reinstatements

P.Eng. licence holders who have allowed their licence to lapse can apply for reinstatement. The process will depend on how long the licence has been cancelled.

PEO and COVID-19

In light of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, PEO is no longer directly accepting incoming mail deliveries.

We have updated our P.Eng. application form and modified processes so that applications are to be submitted by email only. P.Eng. applications received by mail and post-marked after Tuesday, July 14 will not be processed. 

Members and applicants are advised not to mail cheques to PEO until further notice. Payment of fees and dues, as well as payments for renewals of certificates of authorization, can be made online. All fees and dues continue to be payable.

PEO staff remain available to respond by phone and email to all inquiries, including those related to the application process.

Please check our website regularly for further updates: https://www.peo.on.ca/latest-news/peo-covid-19

 

P.Eng. licence holders who have allowed their licence to lapse are invited to follow one of the following courses of action, depending on the time that has elapsed since PEO cancelled their licence. The cancellation date that applies to you is stated on the cancellation letter you received from PEO. Please note that the cancellation date is neither the date when your previous licence was scheduled to expire (i.e. renewal date), nor the date when you might have advised PEO to cancel your licence.

Submission requirements

Cancellation/Lapsed: Up to 90 days

Login to the PEO portal and click the Pay Fees tab. A pop-up will appear advising that your licence has been cancelled and the fees owed, as well as a link and instructions to reinstate your licence. 

(If you have not created a PEO portal account, please contact PEO financial services at 416 224 1100 ext 1125 to reinstate your licence.)

Cancellation/Lapsed: 91-365 days

To reinstate your licence, contact PEO financial services at 416 224 1100 ext 1125. 

 

Resigned

Contact PEO’s Licensing and Registration department at reinstatement@peo.on.ca and request reinstatement. They will issue you a reinstatement letter advising of fees owed at the time of licence resignation. Upon receipt of the letter, complete the professional engineer licence application.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A copy of your proof of identity. Please use of the following official documents: Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizen card/certificate (both sides), permanent resident card (both sides) or From IMM 1000 of record of landing

  • Names of two character references

  • Payment of reinstatement fee/annual fee/fees owed at the time you resigned as indicated in the reinstatement letter (you will be contacted for credit card information when your application is inputted into our system.)

Note: Faxed or scanned applications are not acceptable because we require an original handwritten signature

 

The application and supporting documents should be emailed to peng.apply@peo.on.ca

Cancellation/Lapsed between 1-2 years

Contact PEO’s Licensing and Registration department at reinstatement@peo.on.ca and request reinstatement. They will issue you a reinstatement letter advising of fees owed at the time of licence cancellation. Upon receipt of the letter, complete the professional engineer licence application.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A copy of your proof of identity. Please use of the following official documents: Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizen card/certificate (both sides), permanent resident card (both sides) or From IMM 1000 of record of landing

  • Names of two character references

·         Payment of reinstatement fee/annual fee/fees owed at the time your licence was cancelled as indicated in the reinstatement letter (you will be contacted for credit card information when your applications is inputted into our system.)

Note: Faxed or scanned applications are not acceptable because we require an original handwritten signature

The application and supporting documents should be emailed to peng.apply@peo.on.ca

Cancellation/Lapsed: Over two years

Contact PEO’s Licensing and Registration department at reinstatement@peo.on.ca and request reinstatement (an interview with PEO’s Experience Requirement Committee may be required). They will issue you a reinstatement letter advising of fees owed at the time of licence cancellation. Upon receipt of the letter, complete the professional engineer licence application.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A copy of your current resume

  • A copy of your brief report

  • A copy of your proof of identity. Please use of the following official documents: Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizen card/certificate (both sides), permanent resident card (both sides) or From IMM 1000 of record of landing

  • Names of two P.Eng. references

  • Payment of reinstatement fee/annual fee/fees owed at the time your licence was cancelled as indicated in the reinstatement letter (you will be contacted for credit card information when your application is inputted into our system.)

Note: Faxed or scanned applications are not acceptable because we require an original handwritten signature

The application package and supporting documents should be emailed to peng.apply@peo.on.ca

More information:

Licence lapse less than one year: financialservices@peo.on.ca

Licence lapse more than one year: reinstatement@peo.on.ca

What to expect (timelines)

 

Reinstatement Estimated time

Process

Lapsed: Up to 90 days 3-5 days Review and Assessment
   

Basic Steps:

- Login to the PEO portal and click the Pay Fees tab. A pop-up will appear advising that your licence has been cancelled and the fees owed, as well as a link and instructions to reinstate your licence. 

Lapsed: 91-365 days 3-5 days

Basic Steps:

- To reinstate your licence, contact PEO financial services at 416 224 1100 ext 1125. .

Resigned

+/- 5 weeks Application Review and Assessment
   

              

   

Basic Steps:

- Reinstatement Letter Issued (Must contact PEO's Licensing and Registration Department so letter can be issued )

- Submission of Application with Payment

- Character References

- Final Approval   

   

               

Cancellation/Lapsed:1-2 years  +/- 5 weeks    Application Review and Assessment 
     
   

Basic Steps:

- Reinstatement Letter Issued (Must contact PEO's Licensing and Registration Department so letter can be issued )

- Submission of Application with Payment

- Character References

- Final Approval    

     
Cancellation/Lapsed:Over 2 years 8 weeks + Application Review and Assessment
     
   

Basic Steps:

- Reinstatement Letter Issued (Must contact PEO's Licensing and Registration Department so letter can be issued )

- Submission of Application with Payment

- Character References

- Experience Requirements Committee Assessment ( Note: An interview may be required to complete the assessment )

- if interview required ( Allow sufficient time for scheduling the interview )

- Final Approval

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

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