OACETT member receives new “Licensed Engineering Technologist” designation
Lisa Miller, C.E.T, LET, of Toronto, received Ontario’s first licensed engineering technologist (LET) designation today in a ceremony celebrating a successful collaboration between Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
The creation of the LET class of limited licence was one of several amendments to Regulation 941/90 of the Professional Engineers Act that were filed on April 2, 2016, by the Registrar of Regulations for Ontario. The amendment, which became effective on July 1, 2015, permits a PEO limited licence holder who is also a certified engineering technologist (C.E.T.) and an OACETT member to apply for this class of limited licence and, if approved, use the protected title of licensed engineering technologist and LET designation. PEO’s limited licence allows holders to perform professional engineering work within a defined scope of practice.
Miller is a senior associate at LRI Engineering Inc., Canada's largest wholly-Canadian-owned engineering firm specializing exclusively in fire protection engineering, building and fire code consulting and emergency planning services. She graduated from Conestoga College’s Architectural Construction Program in 2003 and has been an OACETT member for 12 years.
“After a decades-long process of collaboration between our two organizations, I’m delighted to see PEO award the first LET limited licence to an OACETT member,” said OACETT President Bob van den Berg, C.E.T. “The licence opens promising new pathways toward professional advancement for qualified certified engineering technologists, allowing them to broaden their skill set while contributing more significantly to their workplace and to Ontario’s economy.”
The LET designation reflects that a limited licence holder has met additional requirements to obtain and maintain his or her OACETT certification, and his or her willingness to be held professionally accountable by both the licensing and certification bodies.
“I’m pleased PEO has formally recognized the important role played in the profession by a valued member of the engineering team in Ontario,” said PEO President George Comrie, M.Eng, P.Eng., CMC, FEC. “The LET class of limited licence serves to embrace and strengthen this team through fair, but demanding, licensing requirements that are consistent with our mandate of regulating and advancing the practice of engineering to protect the public interest.”