Virginia

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Idaho

Renewal Dates The last day of the engineer’s birth month. Those born in even years expire in even years and those born in odd years expire in odd years.

Nevada

Texas

Renewal Dates March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31 based on the initial date of licensure of the Texas PE.

New Hampshire

Renewal Dates The last day of the month of the licensee’s birth. The year of the renewal is based on the year of initial licensure. Licenses initially issued in even-numbered years renew in even-numbered years. Licenses initially issued in odd-numbered years renew in odd-numbered years.

 

New York

Hours Required 36 PDH every 3 years

 

  • A minimum of 18 PDH of live, interactive “courses” is required
  • The balance of hours can be earned from self-study “educational activities”
  • Global PDH is a Board-approved provider (ID#194).

Hawaii

Hawaii does not currently have a continuing education requirement for licensed Professional Engineers.

Vermont

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Approved Content At least 20 PDH must be in technical areas that directly safeguard the public’s health, safety, and welfare including technical professional management subjects, such as total quality process or technical engineering. A maximum of 10 PDH may be in non-technical professional management subjects, such as ethics or administration- oriented courses.

Nebraska

Louisiana

Approved Content

Each calendar year, January 1st – December 31st, professional engineers must

earn a total of 15 PDHs in engineering related activities which must include

1 PDH in professional ethics. Professional engineers who design buildings and/or

building systems in Louisiana must earn 4 PDHs in Life Safety Code, building

codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.

PDH Carryover Up to 7 excess, PDHs can be used as carryover toward the CPD requirements for the following calendar year. No more than 8 PDHs can be earned in a calendar day

South Dakota

Approved Content At least 20 PDH must be in technical areas such as design; environmental analysis; programming and planning; structural systems; lateral forces; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and acoustical systems; construction methods; construction observation; site and soil analyses and design; accessibility; building codes; selection of building materials; and surveying methods and techniques. The remaining 10 PDH may be earned in professional management subjects, such as total quality process, computer courses, or ethics.

District of Columbia

Delaware

Renewal Dates June 30 of even-numbered years
Hours Required 24 hours biennially

 

  • A minimum of 3 PDH up to a maximum of 6 PDH must be related to professional ethics
  • A maximum of 9 PDH can be related to project management or business skills
  • The remaining hours must be technical courses related to the licensee’s practice
  • For dual licensed engineers/surveyors, up to 12 PDH may be related to the technical practice of land surveying

Florida

Board Approval Florida pre-approves providers/sponsors of continuing education activities, but not specific courses or activities. An activity or course must be presented by a board-approved provider/sponsor in order for the activity to be accepted. Each approved course provider is issued a Continuing Education Provider (CEP) number. PDHGlobal.com is a Board-approved sponsor of the area of practice, the state-mandated laws and rules course, and the state-mandated ethics course (Florida Continuing Education Provider #0007319 ).

Washington

Kansas

Wisconsin

Oregon

Renewal Dates December 31 of odd-numbered years for licensees with last names beginning with A through F.

 

June 30 of odd-numbered years for licensees with last names beginning with G through K.

December 31 of even-numbered years for licensees with last names beginning with L through R.

June 30 of even-numbered years for licensees with last names beginning with S through Z.

Kentucky

Approved Content The Board requires that continuing education hours shall be directly related to the professional growth and development of the professional engineer and must cover the technical, ethical, or managerial subject matter.

Colorado

Colorado does not currently have a continuing education requirement for licensed professional engineers.

Ohio

Oklahoma

West Virginia

Wyoming

Utah

Indiana

Approved Content
  1. At least one PDH must be in ethics applicable to the practice of engineering.
  2. And at least one PDH must be on the subject of Indiana’s engineering laws and rules.

Otherwise, there are no specific restrictions on course content. In general, the course must be “designed to directly enhance a professional engineer’s knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the practice.”

Illinois

Renewal Dates November 30 of odd-numbered years for Professional Engineers
November 30 of even-numbered years for Structural Engineers
Approved Activities For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education. Webinars are accepted for Professional Engineers. For Structural Engineers, no more than 10 hours of the 30 hours required may be earned through online continuing education and webinars cannot be used as continuing education for Illinois Structural Engineers.

Alaska

Approved Content Courses must be relevant to the engineer’s field of practice and may include the content of a technical, ethical, or managerial nature. Subject matter must address the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Persons holding Alaska registration in more than one area must meet a minimum of 8 PDH per biennial period in each registration area.
Approved Activities Internet courses and correspondence courses are specifically listed as approved activities. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education.

New Jersey

Hours Required 24 PDH Bi-Annually. At least 2 hours must be in the area of “professional practice ethics.”

Maine

Maryland

Approved Content Courses must maintain and enhance the professional competency of professional engineers and foster improvement, advancement, and extension of professional skills and knowledge related to the practice of engineering. Maryland has separated acceptable content into two areas:

 

Category A
Category A courses must have content in areas that focus on the following issues:

  • Technical, research, analytical, or design aspects of engineering
  • Laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland
  • Engineering-related computer hardware and software topics
  • Standards of practice or care
  • Professional engineering ethics
  • Project management, risk assessment, and management, or emergency and disaster management
  • Similar topics aimed to maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice

A minimum of 18 PDH must be earned with Category A courses. At least 1 PDH must be in the area of standards of practice or care, Maryland laws, and regulations, or professional engineering ethics.

Category B
Category B courses must have content in areas that focus on the following issues:

  • Business or government administration
  • Development of traits, skills, or behavioral patterns geared towards improved communication skills, oral and written skills, personal management skills, or other similar programs which contain a clear purpose of improving a licensee’s methods of practice or operations or advancing professionally related skills and practices as applicable to the practice of engineering

A maximum of 6 PDH may be earned with Category B courses. The PE is not required to earn credits using Category B courses, but if you decide to do so, you may not apply for more than 6 credits from this category.

Arkansas

Renewal Dates December 31 of even-numbered years for licenses ending with an even number.
December 31 of odd-numbered years for licenses ending with an odd number.

Approved Content Technical, professional, or managerial content is accepted, although there are no specific restrictions on other types of content. In general, the course must have a “clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice”.
Approved Activities Distance learning courses are specifically listed as approved activities. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning.

Massachusetts

Alabama

Approved Content Technical, ethical, or managerial content relevant to the practice of
engineering.
Approved Activities Internet courses are specifically listed as an approved activity. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education.
Board Website http://www.bels.alabama.gov/

Missouri

Minnesota

California

California does not currently have a continuing education requirement for licensed professional engineers.

Iowa

Renewal Dates

December 31 even-numbered years or odd-numbered years depending on the date of initial licensure. Certificates of licensure that were initially issued in even-numbered years expire in odd-numbered years and certificates that were initially issued in odd-numbered years.

Approved Content

The Board defines accepted continuing education activities as “education which is obtained by a professional or occupational licensee in order to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure or to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.” The board segregates PDH credits into Group 1 and Group 2 activities.

 

Group 1 Activities
There are limitations on the number of hours allowed in each type of course area for Group 1 activities, which are intended to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure. Here is a list of Group 1 activities along with the corresponding maximum number of PDHs allowed in each renewal period:

  • Mathematics and Basic Science (10 PDH)
  • Engineering Sciences (10 PDH)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (5 PDH)
  • Engineering curriculum courses (10 PDH)

Group 2 Activities
There are no limitations on the number of hours allowed for group 2 activities, which include postgraduate level engineering science or design, new technology, environmental regulation, and courses in management of engineering.

Michigan

Hours Required 30 PDH Bi-Annually (For newly licensed PEs, the requirement is 15 PDH if licensed between 12 and 24 months at the time of first renewal).

Georgia

Approved Content Technical or professional content is accepted, although there are no specific restrictions on other types of content. In general, the course must have a “clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice.”

Arizona

Montana

Mississippi

South Carolina

Rhode Island

Connecticut

Connecticut does not currently have a continuing education requirement for licensed professional engineers.

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