Practice Evaluation and Knowlege (PEAK) Program Seminar
Lake Ontario Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario is proud to host Arden Heerah as a presenter for the Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program seminar. Professional Engineering is a self-regulating profession and PEAK aims to establish a professional approach in a Continued Professional Development (CPD). If you are Professional Engineer or an EIT and wish to learn about PEAK program beyond the description given on the official website (http://www.peo.on.ca/index.php?ci_id=30417&la_id=1), have questions and want to understand how PEAK applies to you, this seminar is for you.
The PEAK Program is a new regulatory instrument that demonstrates commitment to the profession and safeguarding the public interest. It helps PEO to more effectively serve as the provincial regulator by collecting updated information on the practices of the membership. It is also an innovative strategy for continuing technical development undertaken by engineers.
From this seminar, you will learn:
+ What is the PEAK Program
+ Why PEO implemented it
+ The 3 elements of the program
+ How the program applies to engineers (practising & non-practising)
+ How and when to participate
Short Bio of the presenter:
Arden Heerah, P.Eng., is PEAK Program Coordinator at Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He graduated from the University of the West Indies (B.Sc. Civil Engineering) and McGill University (M.Eng. Civil Engineering), and has over 10 years of experience in design, research and project management. In his current position he is responsible for administering the Practice Evaluation and Knowledge Program, and PEO activities related to implementing and developing the continuing technical development program.
Short Summary of PEAK program:
The PEAK program is an information gathering program that provides PEO with an accurate and up-to-date regulatory profile of its licence holders to help ensure it has sufficient information to effectively carry out its role as the regulator of the profession. The program also gauges the continuing knowledge activities of licence holders, and provides a recommended number of hours for each practising licence holder to annually maintain a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with safeguarding the public interest. While completion of the PEAK program is not mandatory, should a licence holder refuse to complete any element of the program in the allotted time, this information will be publicly noted on PEO’s online directory of practitioners.