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

Click here for more information on the EIT program.

As of May 1, 2019, eligible participants will have the cost of their application fee and first year of enrollment in the EIT program (should they have chosen to enroll) credited towards payment of their registration and initial P.Eng. licence fees once they have been approved for a licence. Prior to May 1, 2019, eligible candidates had their application fee and first year of enrollment in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program immediately waived.



No. The LAP does not guarantee licensure with PEO. The LAP is meant to provide support to help engineering interns as they progress towards licensure. Participants must still meet all the requirements for licensure as outlined in PEO’s Experience Guidelines.



All applicants must attain at least 12 months experience in a Canadian jurisdiction under the supervision of a person legally authorized to engage in the practice of professional engineering in Canada. When an engineering intern is not being supervised by a professional engineer, they must arrange for a professional engineer monitor who meets the requirements as outlined in PEO’s Experience Guidelines. A requirement is for the monitor to be in the work location of the EIT at least 30 hours each month. Guides in the LAP have no obligation to act as a monitor, and are instead committed to meeting with the intern for two hours per month.

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.