||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 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 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.