Mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) program coming January 2023
Beginning in January 2023, PEO is launching a mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) program based on its current, optional Professional Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program. As of January 2023, all PEO licence holders (both practising and non-practising) will be required to comply with the program. The existing, voluntary PEAK program will be discontinued as PEO transitions towards the mandatory CPD program.
Overview of the PEAK Program
The PEAK program is designed to help PEO licence holders (both practising and non-practising) remain competent as engineers through completion of the continuing professional development program’s three elements: practice evaluation, ethics module and continuing knowledge declaration. Continuing professional development for licence holders is in keeping with PEO’s regulatory, public protection mandate as set out in the Professional Engineers Act.
While the PEAK program is currently voluntary, licence holders’ completion statuses are posted on the PEO directory, reset every year and updated daily.
Accessing the Program
The PEAK program applies to PEO professional engineers and limited licence holders. Engineering interns (EITs) and provisional or temporary licence holders do not need to complete the PEAK program.
To access the PEAK program anytime, licence holders must log in to their PEO portal account and select the “PEAK” menu to start. Here, they can update their practice status, change other practice-related information and responses, complete the ethics module, and report their continuing knowledge hours for the year.
PEAK updates will be posted online one business day after licence holders complete their PEAK program elements as the system updates overnight. PEAK completion statuses are posted on the publicly-visible PEO directory of practitioners, updated daily, and reset every licence period.
Contact the PEAK program team for more information by email at peoPEAK@peo.on.ca or by phone
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101
416.840.1117; or by extension 1117 when calling 416.224.1100 or toll-free 1.800.339.3716