Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
The guide/intern completes the online application for the program.
Based on the information provided, the Chapter Licensure Assistance Program Coordinator will assign the best suitable match of guide/intern.
The Chapter Licensure Assistance Program Coordinator will contact the guide/intern and advise them of their match and their training and orientation date.
At the training and orientation session, the guide and intern will meet and undergo the training.
After the training the guide/intern pairs will arrange to meet together at a mutually agreeable time.
At their first meeting, the guide/intern pair will discuss and sign the licensure assistance accord form.
Matched pairs will then meet on a regular basis for the subsequent six months (at least two hours once per month)
The chapter will hold a feedback/appreciation meeting after a six month period.
When your application for the LAP is received, your chapter’s Licensure Assistance Program Coordinator will review the information you have provided and assign you the best suitable match based on your information.
Yes, you must be enrolled in PEO’s engineering intern (EIT) program to participate in the LAP.
An intern, for the purposes of this program, is an engineering intern (EIT) who is seeking guidance and support while they are working towards achieving their professional engineering licence.
Yes, you must be a licensed professional engineer with PEO in order to be a guide.
A guide, for the purposes of this program, is a licensed professional engineer who volunteers his/her time to provide guidance and support to an engineering intern.