Become a Professional Engineer

In Canada, the professional engineer (P.Eng.) designation represents the highest standards of engineering knowledge, experience and professionalism in the country. 

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). 

Follow the steps below to apply for a P.Eng. licence. 



Check if you are ready to apply

Complete the "Am I ready to apply?" survey to determine if you are eligible to apply for a P.Eng. licence.



Provide your personal information to confirm your intention to proceed

We will reach out in 5 business days with a link that will allow you to begin your application.   

Note: This online form is not an application. It is a survey used to determine whether you might qualify to begin an application. 




Complete application requirements




Submit P.Eng. licence application

  • You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt after submitting the online application.
  • PEO will review your application and provide a confirmation of completeness within 10 days of submitting the application.
  • If the application is incomplete, you will get 60 days for one redemption attempt.




PEO assessment and National Professional Practice Exam

PEO will assess the following requirements within 180 days:




Application decision

a) Licence granted 

  • Congratulations! If a licence is granted, the applicant is required to pay a registration fee to become a licence holder. 

b) Notice of Proposal

  • Applicants who have received a Notice of Proposal to refuse to issue a licence from the Registrar may request a hearing by the Registration Committee. For more information visit the Tribunals and Hearings Registration page.
  • Outcomes after hearing: licence granted or application closed