We provide resources to assist our stakeholders in understanding our regulatory role and how we protect the public interest.
As part of its regulatory mandate, PEO establishes, maintains and develops: standards of knowledge and skill; standards of practice for the profession; standards of professional ethics; and promotes public awareness of its role. The following are resources to assist PEO stakeholders--licence holders, applicants, and the public--in understanding their roles and responsibilities and the regulator’s work protecting the public interest.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have already registered for a PEO Portal account. How do I activate multifactor authentication (MFA) on my PEO portal profile/account?
You will receive an activation email with the link to reset your password and set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) when your PEO portal account is migrated to the MFA system. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not see this email in your inbox.
Can I set up my multi-factor authentication (MFA) account through the PEO portal? I did not receive the email and cannot find the link.
If you are an existing PEO portal user, you may have already received an MFA activation email notification to reset your password and choose your MFA delivery method. If you have not activated MFA yet, or you cannot find that email, please go to PEO Portal login page https://secure.peo.on.ca/ebusiness/PEOLogin.aspx. On the top of the page, you can click a button to have the activation email resent to your registered email address.
Does a licence holder have to resign their PEO licence if they are no longer practising? How does this impact PEAK requirements?
This is a personal decision for each licence holder. If they no longer need their PEO licence, they can resign their licence. However, if they keep their PEO licence, they must complete the PEAK program every calendar year; full PEAK requirements apply if they are practising (practice evaluation, professional practice module and CPD report), but reduced PEAK requirements apply if they are not practising (practice evaluation and professional practice module).
I never received the MFA security code in my email. Where can I find it?
Please check your email account spam/junk folder for an email from email@example.com for the one-time code.
Are retired engineers required to complete the PEAK program?
Yes. If they continue to hold a licence, they must complete the PEAK program. However, retired engineers who are enrolled in the fee remission program are only required to complete the first two PEAK elements: the practice evaluation and professional practice module. If they are not enrolled in fee remission, they can choose to complete PEAK either as a “practising” licence holder (requiring full PEAK requirements, including the CPD report) or as a “non-practising” licence holder (requiring only the first two elements). PEO is exploring exemptions for individuals with extenuating circumstances. Stay tuned for more details.
I never received the MFA security code message on my phone
Please check your text message SPAM folder for the one-time code or choose Email as your MFA option.
How does PEO apply a licence status of “Not permitted to practise”?
PEO applies this status to every individual with a practice restriction on their PEO licence—like an individual with a suspended licence or who is enrolled in the fee remission program. For many years, this status was noted on an individual’s PEO directory profile with a shall-not-engage-in-the-practice message. This will now also include a licence status of “not permitted to practice”.
Note: An individual with no practice restriction on their licence can voluntarily choose a licence status of “not permitted to practise” by self-declaring as “non-practising” to avoid the PEAK CPD reporting requirement. Also, PEO will review and revise its licence status options, as required.
The activation link in the email has expired. What should I do?
Please go to PEO Portal login page https://secure.peo.on.ca/ebusiness/PEOLogin.aspx. On the top of the page, you can click a button to have the activation email resent to your registered email address.
Does the PEAK program apply to engineering lecturers?
PEO licence holders who are engineering lecturers must complete the PEAK program because they hold a PEO licence—either a P.Eng. or limited licence—even though the teaching of engineering is not included in the provincial definition of the practice of professional engineering. They could be allocated either full or reduced PEAK requirements depending on whether their non-teaching activities are the practice of professional engineering, including their research, development, supervision and projects. Some engineering lecturers are only required to complete the reduced PEAK requirements (practice evaluation and professional practice module) because they are non-practising (their non-teaching activities are not the practice of professional engineering.) However, other engineering lecturers are required to complete the full PEAK requirements (practice evaluation, professional practice module and CPD report) because their non-teaching activities include the practice of professional engineering.
How can I change my multifactor-authentication (MFA) option (text message or email)?
Once logged into the portal, under profile select “change MFA option” and select the desired option and click save.