Knowledge Centre

PEO publishes a variety of resources to assist licence holders in their roles and responsibilities, as well as guidance for applicants going through the licensure process.


Ontario professional engineers are part of a community of more than 87,500 PEO licence and certificate holders committed to enhancing the quality of life, safety and well-being in the province.

PEO’s Engineering Intern (EIT) program provides guidance and assistance to engineering graduates as they acquire the 48 months of acceptable engineering work experience, including annual reviews of experience.

As the regulator of engineering in Ontario, it’s PEO’s role to assure the public that licensed practitioners are competent to practise in their chosen discipline, and that they are taking responsibility for the outcomes of their work.

As Ontario’s engineering regulator, PEO relies heavily on its volunteers. More than 1,000 professional engineers, engineering interns and non-engineers volunteer their time each year on behalf of the association through their participation.

PEO's mandate, as described in the Professional Engineers Act, is to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals and companies providing engineering services uphold a strict code of professional ethics and conduct.

Online Learning Modules

PEO’s Online Learning Modules provide licence holders, volunteers, staff and applicants with various learning and development opportunities.

Practice Advice Resources and Guidelines

PEO offers a variety of practice advice resources to assist licence holders in providing professional and ethical engineering services.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The purpose of the LAP is to guide interns as they progress towards licensing.



Not all chapters have implemented the LAP; please contact your chapter directly to see if they are running the program.



Guide/intern relationships will have a six month duration. At the end of this timeframe, guides/interns can renew their participation if they would like to remain involved in the program.



Yes. Each intern and guide will receive a handbook. Each handbook contains guidance materials.



Yes. Workshops will be conducted for interns and guides.

No, there is no cost to participate in the LAP.



It is up to you and your guide/intern to decide how you wish to meet. It is recommended that your first few meetings be face-to-face.



It is up to you and your guide/intern to arrange how and where you will meet.



Pairs should meet at least two hours per month.



  1. The guide/intern completes the online application for the program.

  2. Based on the information provided, the Chapter Licensure Assistance Program Coordinator will assign the best suitable match of guide/intern.

  3. The Chapter Licensure Assistance Program Coordinator will contact the guide/intern and advise them of their match and their training and orientation date.

  4. At the training and orientation session, the guide and intern will meet and undergo the training.

  5. After the training the guide/intern pairs will arrange to meet together at a mutually agreeable time.

  6. At their first meeting, the guide/intern pair will discuss and sign the licensure assistance accord form.

  7. Matched pairs will then meet on a regular basis for the subsequent six months (at least two hours once per month)

  8. The chapter will hold a feedback/appreciation meeting after a six month period.