P.Eng. Licence Application Pause
Please note: PEO will not be accepting new P.Eng. licence applications between June 24 and July 11, 2022 as we transition to a new, fully online application system. Please return to the PEO website after July 11, 2022 to apply for a licence using PEO’s new online application system.
Individuals may only call themselves a professional engineer, or a P.Eng., if they possess a P.Eng. licence from the Canadian province or territory in which they reside. To become a P.Eng. in Ontario, the person must be licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
Requirements for Licensure
To be granted a P.Eng. licence, the applicant must:
P.Eng. Application Process
PEO’s P.Eng. application process has four sequential stages. The order of the stages is meeting the academic requirement, passing the National Professional Practice Exam, satisfying the experience requirement, and then the licence review and approval.
During the application process, the applicant will be assigned deadlines to meet PEO’s requirements and submit additional information as required. If the deadlines are not met, the application may be closed.
Academic requirements: CEAB vs non-CEAB program graduates
The P.Eng. application process is determined by whether the applicant has met PEO’s academic requirement.
Applicants holding a bachelor's degree in engineering from a Canadian university program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) will meet the academic requirement.
Applicants holding a bachelor's degree in engineering from a program that is not a CEAB-accredited engineering (non-CEAB) program will have their academics assessed against the Canadian Engineering Qualification Board criteria to determine whether the applicant meets PEO’s academic requirement under their engineering program.