Professional registration

For accreditation purposes, faculty teaching engineering science and/or engineering design courses must be registered as a professional engineer in Canada. Obtaining and maintaining professional licensure ensures that your home department will be awarded accreditation units (AUs) for engineering science and engineering design. This is critical in maintaining accredited program status as laid out by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)All forms of engineering licensure in Canada are considered acceptable.
For assistance with the application process as well as questions regarding fee reimbursement please email Sarah Mark.

Registration pathways

Engineering and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)

A competency self-assessment can be completed to see eligibility for licensure

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Effective May 15, 2023

  1. Individuals must meet academic/experience qualifications outlined in the Professional Engineers Act and set out in the regulations at the time they apply.

  2. EIT program will no longer be available to new applicants; work experience must be acquired before applying.

If you did not complete an undergraduate engineering program that is accredited in Canada then please refer to EGBC.

If eligible, PEO will send application link (application/supporting documents to be submitted electronically; the PEO will not accept anything via regular mail/courier). Note: submissions of documents is done in stages as indicated on the PEO website.

Work experience

  • all applicants are required to meet the experience requirement through a competency-based assessment (CBA) model

  • see Competency-based Assessment Guide (pdf) for complete information

  • the PEO CBA is a variant of the EGBC CBA, this means that any expertise developed is applicable to both PEO and EGBC

PEO fee schedule

National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) dates/registration.  Note: applicant has two years to write/pass the exam (~10 sittings), from time they are notified of eligibility, before their file is closed. Refer to NPPE Candidate Guide (pdf) for complete exam information.

Continuing Professional Development (pdf) to be completed by registered faculty.  See the  PEO website for more information.

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Derek Rayside Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Co-operative Education and Professional Affairs (CEPA)

Contact us

Derek Rayside, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean
Co-operative Education and Professional Affairs
Engineering Undergraduate Office

Sarah Mark
Academic Services Coordinator
Engineering Undergraduate Office

Resources and more information

Prepare work experience record

Prepare for professional practice exam (using one of the following resources)

  1. Enrol in preparatory seminar

    • Focussed Consulting

      • preparatory seminar for NPPE (British Columbia (EGBC), Ontario (PEO))

        *In person may be cancelled due to low registration.  Minimum 6 participants required. Check with the CEPA Office to confirm.

        • online or in person @ UW*(CEPA will share dates once provided)

        • pre-recorded video lecture (includes course presentation and multiple choice questions for practice with an answer key); download and view anytime

        • Dates/Details/Registration/Fee

    • (only pro-level reimbursed)

      • NPPE for PEO or BC NPPE + 1 hour essay

      • assistance with experience reporting, technical exams (if required), and interview (if required; only ON & BC)

    • NPPE Practice Tests

  2. Textbooks available to borrow in hard copy and online. Contact Sarah Mark.

Proctoring information can be found on NPPE proctoring requirements (pdf)

Faculty should be aware of the implications of the type of licensure they obtain and should ensure that they use the proper title/abbreviation associated with their licensure.