Experience Requirement

To become licensed, an applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 48 months of verifiable, acceptable engineering work experience gained after completion of their undergraduate engineering degree.

Significant changes coming to PEO’s licensing processes as of July 2023

As of July 1, 2023, PEO will only accept licence applications from those who meet the academic and experience qualifications in the Professional Engineers Act and set out in the regulations at the time they apply.

PEO is launching an improved online application system as of July 1, 2023. There will be a black-out period in advance of this launch during which prospective P.Eng. applicants will not be able to apply. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

For more information, please continue to monitor the main P.Eng. Licensing process webpage and the FARPACTA webpage. We will provide more information when 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;

  • practical experience;

  • 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 experiencedocs@peo.on.ca

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