Licensure Assistance Program

The PEO Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) gives the opportunity for experienced licensed professionals to transfer their skills and knowledge to aspiring EITs pursuing their engineering licence.

Significant changes coming to PEO’s Engineering Intern (EIT) program as of July 2023

The EIT program will be suspended to new applicants who apply, and this change will come into effect no later than July 1, 2023. The Professional Engineers Act and its regulations make the EIT program available only to those who have already applied for licensure. Since the required work experience under the FARPACTA-compliant licensing process must be acquired prior to applying, the EIT program, which is designed to assist applicants as they acquire the 48 months of acceptable engineering work experience, is no longer sustainable in its current form. Current P.Eng. applicants who are an EIT may remain in the program so long as they continue their current licensing process. 

Please continue to monitor this webpage and the FARPACTA webpage for more information as it becomes available.

What is the Licensure Assistance Program?

PEO's Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) is a program that links engineering interns (interns) with professional engineers (guides) licensed with PEO to provide the interns with guidance and support as they progress towards obtaining their professional engineering licence. PEO believes that this program will equip new engineers with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities and for success in their chosen profession.

Please note: Not all PEO chapters are participating in the LAP at this time. Please contact your chapter chair to find out if your chapter participates in the LAP.

Who can be an intern?

Engineering interns (EITs) within the participating chapters can become interns. Click here to apply!

Who can be a guide?

Professional engineers licensed with PEO within the participating chapters can become guides. Click here to apply!

What it is not!

The primary objective of the LAP is to help guide engineering interns through the licensing process, develop as a professional and assimilate into the engineering community.

While some discussion around career matters may occur, PEO does not intend the program to be a job finding mechanism. The program will not find you a job nor meet the requirements for a professional engineer referee. Please refer to PEO’s Experience Guidelines that outlines the referee requirements, including the role of the professional engineer monitor.

Online Orientation

Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) online orientation module: Building the guide and intern relationship

Online Registration




  • Click on Enroll Now and then click on either Register Now to complete your registration or Log In if you have already registered.
  • Click on Launch Course to view the video.




Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us about Licensure Assistance Program

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40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M2N 6K9