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PEAK program team responding to first wave of user input

2017.11.29

Initial users of the Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program, Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) recently rolled-out competence assurance initiative, have now begun to provide feedback on the program, according to a November article in PEO’s Engineering Dimensions publication.

Since the program’s launch in March 2017, 33 per cent of the more than 43,000 PEO licence holders who have become eligible to participate have done so. With regard to feedback, Arden Heerah, P.Eng., PEAK program coordinator, notes that “Most queries seem to be based on a fear of completing parts of the PEAK program incorrectly and then having to deal with licensing ramifications.” He also attributes some of the participation level to the time commitment involved for engineers working full time. 

Heerah notes that “other provincial engineering regulators are looking at PEO’s take on continuing professional development and the ethics component as fresh, new and engaging.” The PEAK program was developed as a mechanism to measure whether practising licence holders have enhanced, or even maintained, their competence in Ontario.