It’s official: I’m a P. Eng!

The wait is over. A package from the PEO arrived in the mail last week informing me that my application for a license had been reviewed and accepted. Happy days!

Exagerration? Maybe.

To be honest, the emotion that I felt at this time was mostly relief. Not because I was nervous about the application, but because the readers of this blog, who use the information they find here to help them during their application, can now place more trust in what they read . The main determinant of your success as an applicant will be your experience, education, and performance on the PPE, but this blog can help you write up your experience and study for the PPE in a way that we now know is at an acceptable standard for the PEO.

How long did it take?

Getting my P. Eng. from start to finish was a long process, but even longer than usual because I deferred writing the PPE on two occasions. However, here is some useful information if you have submitted your experience record already:

  • April 11: Wrote PPE
  • June 19: Notified of passing of PPE
  • June 22: Submitted updated Experience Record and list of references
  • August 21: Notified of successful application

So from writing the PPE to receiving notification of my successful application took 19 weeks.

What’s next?

Along with notification of the success of your application. You receive an information package and a whopping bill for your registration ($531 after tax!). You can pay the bill online through the PEO website and, a few business days later, you will appear in the PEO online directory. At that point, you can officially put the title P. Eng after your name.

Good luck to all current and future applicants!

14 Replies to “It’s official: I’m a P. Eng!”

  1. Congratulations!

    This site is golden. Thank you very much for all of this guidance. I write my PPE exam Dec/2015 and reach my 48 months experience in Feb/2016. I’m looking forward to the same rewarding feeling as you may have felt.

    From the looks of it, I better start my experience record A.S.A.P.

    Cheers from Toronto,

    1. Thank you, F.M.!

      There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing that the blog is helping to make the process just a little bit easier for others. I wish you all the best with your exam (take a look at my study suggestions, if you haven’t already). I would love to hear how it all goes for you. Good luck!

  2. Hello Peng applicant
    Thank you so much for all this.
    Your blog had been a tremendous resource for me.
    I had a serious question for you….is a credit check part of the application process?

    1. Hi Sara,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad the blog helped you! I’m not aware of a credit check being part of the process nor do I recall it being mentioned in anything I read. As always, I recommend contacting the PEO directly and just asking them, if you want 100% certainty on this. Good luck 🙂

  3. I’m a immigrant to Canada (arrived in april 2014).
    I just wanted to say thank you for your website. The PPE preparation article was very useful to me as I took and passed this past April.
    Now I’m on the final step of references checking, hopefully I’ll get my P.eng license this year.

  4. First of all congratulations for your achievement.
    I found this site of yours today and trying to go through the experiences and samples that you have posted/uploaded. I have recently moved to Canada as an immigrant under the FSWP. I am planning to apply for the PEng (PEO). Hope these samples will help me to write my own Engineering Experience Record. Though I am not sure whether I will be able to pull it off.

    Anyways, thanks for the help. Wish you good health.


  5. I am very glad that you made it there! I am also a P.ENG applicant, a bit reluctant as a portion of my experience 24 months from 54 months is without a P.ENg supervisor, did PEO finally accepted your non supervised experience partially or fully?

    1. Hi Azy,

      Thank you! I didn’t receive any details on the acceptance of my experience, other than to say it was accepted. So unfortunately I do not know what parts of the experience were “accepted” and what parts were not. My uneducated guess would be that it is more about judging your entire body of work, than judging each instance strictly and in isolation.

  6. hi I am Internationally graduated civil engineer with 10 years experience in construction industry outside Canada. I have submitted my application and got EIT status on January 2020. I was asked to submit the Experience Record form after successful evaluation of my academic .If someone who can give a idea bout filling the experience record form as i was working as Field Engineer and in the Experience record form we have to convert our experience in the way of application of theory , design and analysis. As a field engineer i was managing and executing the projects.

    1. Hi Jay ,

      Did you graduate from a unversity in India ?
      Are they accepting Indian University graduates for EIT or have to write exams ?

  7. Hi, I am about to submit my experience record and references. Have a few questions.

    I have to show 3 years of experience as I have master’s. I will show 1 year in the US and 2+ years current job in Canada.

    For the Canadian job, my manager was a P.Eng for about 9 months and then he left the company. Another P.Eng got promoted and became manager, I did not report to him directly but he is familiar with my work (he left after 1 year), ready to provide reference. So in total, I have worked with P.Engs for about 1 year 9 months. Is it ok if I give two P.Eng references will it count for 1 year under a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) requirement?

    Please any input is appreciated.

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