An Ontario man has been found guilty of three counts of
violating the Professional Engineers Act by using the
protected title, "P.Eng." in a resume and in
communications with a construction firm at which he was seeking
The construction firm had asked for confirmation of the
man's P.Eng. status on several occasions, and then called
Professional Engineers Ontario which confirmed that he had never
been a licenced professional engineer in Ontario.
The man was fined $2,000.00 on each of the three charges, for a
total of $6,000.00.
Employers often retain professional engineers for safety-related
advice, such as whether a machine is properly guarded.
Employers should take steps to confirm that the person holds a
"P.Eng." and a "Certificate of Authorization"
that authorizes individuals and companies to carry on business
offering and providing professional engineering services to the
public. The PEO maintains searchable online
Professional Engineers Ontario's press release can be found
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