Ontario Experience Record Course

Our Ontario Experience Record Course and Review Service enables you to submit your best work history to PEO and become licensed sooner to advance your career. 

  • Kept updated for the online submission format
  • Most comprehensive ER course on the market
  • 7 course steps that focus on the 5 core competency areas
  • Pick from a team of vetted P.Eng. consultants to have your draft reviewed for 2 or 3 hours
  • Start for free. Upgrade later ($199 course; $250 to $350 for a review)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
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Trusted by over 12,000 engineers.

For 10 years, we've been Canada's #1 Experience Record (ER) advisor. 

3 Common ER Struggles

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  1. Getting Started
    • Writing that first situation can be the hardest part.
    • How long should your record be?
    • Which employers should I include/exclude?
  2. Finding the time
    • Making time to brainstorm project examples and remember work details can be exhausting. You might also be wondering - What does a successful write-up look like?
    • How do I show my application of engineering theory?
    • How can I explain my engineering methodology?
  3. Finishing it
    • Is it ready for PEO?
    • Are there any issues with my examples?
    • Is my writing clear and concise or blurry and scattered?

This Ontario Experience Record Course has been designed for those applying with PEO.

We've customized the material to address the specific requirements of the association and submission format (e.g. Application of Theory through Social Implications).

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Our Rapid Submission Course is designed to take you by the hand to start, improve, finish and submit your professional-looking Experience Record.

Here's what you'll receive:

  • 5 months of access - We've designed the course to help you write and submit in 30 days.  But if you need more time, you've got it (150 days).

  • 3 full sample experience records - We've compiled excellent civil, electrical, and mechanical sample experience records so that you can get a feel of the quality and detail you should aim for.

  • 8 step-by-step modules - Step 0: Experience Record Checklist and Welcome Video | Step 1: Application of Theory | Step 2: Practical Experience | Step 3: Management | Step 4: Communication Skills | Step 5: Social Implications | Step 6:  Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Sample Records |  Step 7: Common Mistakes & Best Practices | Step 8: Review and Submit 

Our Philosophy
Everyone who has at least 1 year of design experience ought to be able to have their Experience Record approved by PEO.

Who is this course for? 
Canadian and foreign-educated aspiring engineers applying for a Professional (P.Eng.), Limited or Temporary licences.

Your draft should be reviewed... before it's reviewed (by PEO)

ER Review ServiceQ. Who will review my draft? After going through the course, you can order a 2- or 3-hour review. When you place your order, you'll be able to select a consultant with the closest engineering background. Our consultants cover civil (structural, geo, rail/transit), mechanical (HVAC, fire protection, aerospace, mechatronics), electrical (power), biomedical, chemical (process, mining, metallurgy and petroleum, extractive metallurgy), and computer (software). 

Q. What will the reviewer catch? They will catch errors, issues, and unclear things. It's better if we point out these issues and let you correct them before submitting. 

Q. What will the reviewer focus on? Our reviewer will focus most of their time on the two most important sections: Application of Theory and Practical Experience. 

Q. How long does it take? A 2-hour review will cover 4-5 pages of your draft and take 5 business days to complete. A 3-hour review covers 7-8 pages and takes 7 business days. 

Slide the vertical bar below to see what happens to a draft record when we review it:

Before Your Review After Your Review

Your Roadmap to ER Success

Take the course

Work from top to bottom in the 7-module course. Learn about each competency and indicator from Application of Theory through Social Implications. Review best practices and common mistakes. Compare your draft with our 3 samples. Feel confident as you start, fix or finish your experience record.

Order a draft review (optional)

Select one of our P.Eng. consultants in a similar engineering discipline and stream as you. Send in your Experience Record draft to get actionable feedback in about a week.

Integrate feedback

Review the comments left directly in your MS Word file. Implement the ones you agree with to help make your draft sound clearer, more professional and concise.

Submit

Send it off to PEO, knowing that your experience record is the best it could be.

Don't delay your application any longer.
Let our course show you the way to submit your best ER.

$199 CAD + tax

  • Online & On-Demand Course
     
  • Course features:
    - 7 Step-By-Step Modules show you how to develop, compile and submit your best record in 30 days or less
    - Submission Checklist & Tips
    - 3 full sample Experience Records
    - eLearning on submission best practices, common mistakes and frequently asked questions
    - 5 months of course access.
    -Access right away (even at 2 a.m. in the morning)
    -We provide a 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • A review service can be purchased separately from within the course (details below)

Order a review after completing the course 

(it can be ordered in step 8 of the course)

Our consultants can review applicants in the following areas:

  • civil (structural, infrastructure, geotechnical, rail/transit)
  • mechanical (HVAC, fire protection, aerospace, mechatronics)
  • electrical (power).
  • biomedical
  • chemical (process, mining, metallurgy and petroleum, extractive metallurgy)
  • computer - software

We offer two types of reviews:

2-hour review

  • The reviewer will add comments to the first 4-5 pages of your draft.
  • Please allow 5 business days.
  • Price: $250 CAD + tax

3-hour review

  • The reviewer will add comments to the first 7-8 pages of your draft.
  • Please allow 7 business days.
  • Price: $350 CAD + tax

FAQs

Yes.  On July 1, 2023, PEO will adopt the Competency Based Assessment (CBA) to replace the Experience Record (ER) submission.  

If you order our ER course and don't submit your ER before July 1, we'll change your course access for free to the CBA course to ensure you have the right information and support for either submission type.  

Unfortunately, we (or anyone else) can’t take your resume and turn it into an Experience Record.  

A resume is a 1 or 2-page document that summarizes your duties and accomplishments at a very high-level. 

An Experience Record goes deep into the details of specific situations at work.  For instance, in the Application of Theory section, each situation requires you to explain the engineering methodology you used and how you applied an engineering theory to resolve an issue at work. 

Luckily, our step-by-step experience record course will show you how to write your situations on your own before they are sent for review.  You can even review the sample records in the course to get some ideas about the length and detail you should aim for. 

Unfortunately, we require everyone to take the course to qualify for our review service. The course helps to ensure your draft meets a certain level of quality. It also allows our consultants to focus on your engineering content and less on submission compliance.

Great question.  We can only add value to your draft if we have a consultant available in that discipline and stream.  The following are disciplines that we currently support: 

  • civil (structural, infrastructure, geotechnical, rail/transit)
  • mechanical (HVAC, fire protection, aerospace, mechatronics)
  • electrical (power)  
  • biomedical
  • chemical (process, mining, metallurgy and petroleum, extractive metallurgy) 
  • computer - software

If your discipline is not listed above, you will still benefit from completing the course as you prepare your experience record. 

No. 

You need to ensure that the employers that you do include cover a minimum of 48 months (4 years).  This will allow you to focus on your best experience. 

To ensure that your record doesn't have any gaps, you still need to tell PEO what you were doing.  So, in between records, you can say, "I worked at (company name) as a (job title) from (start date) until (end-date) but wish to exclude this experience from my record to focus on more technical experience."

Unfortunately, no. 

We can't guarantee that you won't have to fulfill other requirements from PEO after you use our course/review.  There are many factors out of our control (e.g. the experience you have gained, if you were educated in Canada or abroad, if you implement our recommendations or not).

Our goal is to give you the best tools, examples, support and recommendations to make your ER submission the strongest it can be and ensure that it is clear and concise.  By doing this, you'll be able to reduce your chances of having to fulfil other requirements. 

This can be a challenging hurdle to overcome, and our course & review service may not be able to help you improve your draft record enough to satisfy PEO. 

The application of engineering theory is the most important criteria.  Someone who, for instance, has spent all of their career in project management will likely struggle to pass this licensing step.  If you plan on explaining your Application of Theory bullets by giving examples of how you reviewed/verified the engineering work of the design engineer, then it likely won't be enough.  Your options will be to:

  1. Take our course and review service and see what PEO says.  You may be asked to attend a technical interview, write exams or gain more experience.  You may need to change jobs to get the right experience (see point 3 below).
  2. Think about getting your PMP or other designation instead.  If a P.Eng. is not needed for your job now, then maybe you can still have a successful career without it. 
  3. Change jobs and work for a company that holds a Certificate of Authorization (CofA) and does real design work.  This may be a step back in salary, but if holding a P.Eng. is an important goal of yours, then this might be the only way to make it work. 

Course Development and Support Team

Gavin - engineering licence course creator

Gavin Simone, P.Eng. (AB), LEED AP

Founder and your Virtual Mentor 


In 2012, Gavin volunteered with PEO and Engineers Canada to help them with an experience reporting pilot program.  Following that experience, Gavin founded Practice PPE Exams—dedicated to helping aspiring engineers become licensed.

He has worked with thousands of aspiring engineers to navigate the Experience Record submission in Ontario.  The course lessons and information has been carefully constructed to help applicants submit their best work to PEO.

Gavin has assembled a team of accomplished P.Eng. consultants ready to support you with a draft review service.

Joydeep Banerjee

Joydeep Banerjee, P.Eng. (ONT), PhD

Content Developer


Joydeep is a mechanical engineer that is an expert on model-based technologies.  With a PhD from the University of Waterloo, he brings years of teaching experience and industry experience in model-based engineering and digital thread applications. Joydeep successfully submitted his Experience Record to PEO a few years ago and is very familiar with the process and requirements.

Afonso

Afonso Pacheco

Webmaster


Being the webmaster for Practice PPE Exams for 7 years, Afonso brings a wealth of experience delivering e-learning content.  He has been instrumental in making the course lessons load quickly and implementing modern navigation.

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