Important Message to Engineers - Don’t pass up this value-generating opportunity!
Holding an engineering licence provides you great career flexibility and opportunities to accept professional engineering jobs in the future. Did you know that the law changed in 2010 whereby managing engineering work now requires an engineering licence?
If you apply on or before March 1, 2013 for your engineering licence, PEO will waive your initial application fee of $300. EIT’s Included! You are still required to pay for the cost to write the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) ($165 plus HST) yet we do hope to have that single fee waived as well.
Our collective agreements have provisions for paying your annual professional fees, so the only out-of-pocket expense you should incur is the fee for the PPE.
Your PIPSC Engineering Working Group is providing you a great opportunity to become a licensed engineer. Working with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), we have put together a program to help you achieve this professional status.
Here are your steps to success:
1. Contact your PIPSC Engineering Working Group (Jonathan Fitzpatrick or Tim F. Kirkby) with your intention to apply to PEO by March 1, 2013 and work towards your professional engineer licence.
2. Send in your completed PEO licence application on or before March 1, 2013.
3. Follow the licensing steps PEO provides to you and complete the licensing process within 12 months of starting.
Who is eligible? If you are applying to PEO for the first time for a licence, including EIT`s, and your application is received by PEO before March 1, 2013 then you qualify for the fee waiver program.
We are here to answer your questions.
Tim F. Kirkby P. Eng NR National Group President and PIPSC Engineering Working Group Member Jonathan Fitzpatrick P. Eng, PIPSC Engineering Working Group Member
P.S. The deadline of March 1 for applications should be considered a firm date; however, we expect that the date may have some flexibility as recently suggested to us by our PEO contact to allow for a three-month window of time for applications. Please act now!