Are you practising professional engineering?
Under the Professional Engineers Act, the “practice of professional engineering” means “any act of planning, designing, composing, evaluating, advising, reporting, directing or supervising that requires the application of engineering principles and concerns the safeguarding of life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare or the environment, or the managing of any such act”.
To determine whether you are practising professional engineering, ask yourself three questions:
Are you planning, designing, composing, evaluating, advising, reporting, directing or supervising, or managing any of these acts?
Are engineering principles required to carry out the act?
Does the act concern the safeguarding of life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare or the environment?
If you can answer yes to all three questions, you are practising professional engineering and require a licence from PEO.
Does the iron ring make me an engineer?
PEO does not have any affiliation with the iron ring and the iron ring ceremony. The iron ring is administered by the Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc. to engineering students upon graduation at an Obligation Ceremony. Learn about the iron ring and how to obtain one by visiting www.ironring.ca.