Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

June 16, 2009 10:00 ET

Audit of Registration Practices of Professional Engineers Ontario

Engineering Regulator Meets High Standards Set by Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - An audit of the registration practices of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) confirms the association's policies and procedures to be fair, transparent, objective and impartial. The independent audit was an initiative of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner of Ontario to assess compliance with the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act by regulated professions in the province. The audit of PEO was conducted by Deloitte and covered the period from July 16, 2007 to July 15, 2008.

"These findings are a testament to the continuous efforts of our team to ensure a smooth application process for all our applicants," said Kim Allen, P.Eng., PEO CEO/Registrar.

"I credit the leadership of PEO's deputy registrar, licensing and registration, Michael Price, P.Eng., the dedicated work of his department staff, along with the more than 200 volunteers involved in PEO's Academic Requirements, Experience Requirements and Registration committees, for our success in allowing all applicants in Ontario a fair and equal opportunity to obtain their licence."

PEO's registration practices were evaluated for overall compliance with the Act against several criteria identified by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, including:

-information to applicants;
-timely decisions and responses;
-internal review or appeal;
-information on appeal rights;
-documentation of qualifications;
-assessment of qualifications;
-training; and
-access to records.

The report is available on PEO's website at: http://www.peo.on.ca/publications/Reports/PEO-Fair%20Registration%20Practices%20Report.pdf.

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing Ontario's 71,500 professional engineers, granting temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering, and authorizing businesses to provide engineering services to the public. It sets standards for and regulates engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. /For further information: David Smith, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068
Email: dsmith@peo.on.ca
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Contact Information

  • David Smith, Manager, Communications, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716
    E-mail: dsmith@peo.on.ca