Important changes coming to PEO’s licensing processes
PEO is introducing changes to our licence application process that will make applying for an engineering licence more efficient, transparent and fair for all applicants. Starting May 15, 2023, PEO’s modernized application process will ensure new applicants receive a registration decision within six months of submitting a completed licence application.
The new application rules for obtaining a P.Eng. licence also comply with new requirements set by the provincial government under the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act (FARPACTA).
PEO will launch an improved online application system on July 1, 2023.
Please continue to monitor the main P.Eng. licensing process webpage and the FARPACTA webpage for more information as it becomes available.
Engineering Work Experience
Click here for an overview of PEO’s engineering work experience requirements.
Ontario law requires that you have four years of engineering work experience before you can obtain your professional engineering licence. At least one year of your experience must be obtained in a Canadian jurisdiction. This ensures that you have sufficient exposure to Canadian engineering codes, legislation, technical standards and regulations.
PEO evaluates each applicant’s engineering experience against five quality-based criteria:
application of theory;
management of engineering;
communication skills; and
awareness of the social implications of engineering.
To become licensed, an applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 48 months of verifiable, acceptable engineering experience gained after completion of their undergraduate engineering degree.
How to Record Engineering Work Experience
You are encouraged to download the following guide and forms to record your engineering experience as you earn it. Please submit your experience requirement documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org