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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS

Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements
for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
in Various United States Jurisdictions

PDH = Professional Development Hour, PDU = Professional Development Unit, CE = Continuing Education
CPC = Continuing Professional Competency, Education, CPD = Continuing Professional Development
PE = Professional Engineer, SE = Structural Engineer, LS = Land Surveyor

 

US
State

(Note 1)
License
Renewal Cycle
PDH’s Required Allowed Max. PDH Carryover

License Renewal Deadline
[Special CE Requirements]

Alabama Annual 15 15 December 31
Alaska Biennial 24 for PE
30 for LS
12 for PE
15 for LS
December 31 (Starting 2009 for PE)
December 31 (15 PDH, starting 2007 for LS)
Arkansas Annual 15 15 December 31
Delaware Biennial 24 for LS only 12 for LS only June 30, Odd Year
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers. Live courses only.]
Florida Biennial 8 for PE

24 for LS

None February 28, Odd Year
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers (Yes, we are a FL Approved Provider). For PE: 4 PDH’s must be on Florida Board Law and Rules; For LS: 6 PDH’s must be on Minimum Technical Standards (MTS) or laws affecting the practice of surveying and mapping]
Georgia Biennial 30 for PE

15 for LS

15 for PE

7.5 for LS

December 31, Even Year
[For LS: Min. 6 PDH’s in “Minimum Technical Standards” every 5 years.]
Idaho Biennial 30 for LS only 30 for LS only Varies
Illinois Biennial 30 for PE

30 for SE

20 for LS

None November 30, Odd Year for PE, Even Year for SE & LS
[For LS
: Min. 4 PDH’s in board laws & rules and 2 PDH’s in ethics training every 2 years; Max. 10 PDH’s through online courses.]
Iowa Biennial 30 15 December 31, Odd or Even Year
[A maximum of 10 PDHs can be obtained for independent study in each renewal cycle. No limit on live webinars.]
Kansas Biennial 30 30 Based on the first letter of last name: A-L by April 30 (March 31 for LS), Even Year; M-Z by April 30 (March 31 for LS), Odd Year.
Kentucky Biennial 30 for PE
16 for LS
15 for PE
4 for LS
PE: June 30 Odd Year (A-K) or Even Year (L-Z) based on the last name [starting 2010]
LS: June 30, Odd Year [4 PDH’s must be in ethics training every 4 years.]
Louisiana Biennial 30 15 Varies
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPD activities (Yes, we are a LA Board Approved Sponsor). For PE: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics and 8 PDH’s in ADA, life safety or building code for PE’s in building design & construction. For LS: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics and 2 PDH’s in Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys.]
Maine Biennial 30 for PE

12 for LS

15 for PE

None for LS

December 31, Odd Year for PE
Maryland Biennial 24 for LS only 12 for LS only Varies
[No more than 8 PDH’s may be in Category B program. Yes, we are a MD LS Board Approved Provider.]
Minnesota Biennial 24 12 June 30, Even Year
Mississippi Annual 15 15 December 31
[Must obtain 2 PDH’s in ethics training every 3 years.]
Missouri Biennial 30 for PE

20 for LS

30 for PE

20 for LS

PE: December 31, Even or Odd Year
[LS course pre-approval program is available. Yes, we are a MO LS Board Approved Provider.]
Montana Biennial 30 15 June 30, Even Year
Nebraska Biennial 30 15 Based on the first letter of last name: A-K by December 31, Odd Year; L-Z December 31, Even Year
Nevada Biennial 30 15 Based on the first letter of last name: A-E by December 31, Even Year; F-K June 30, Odd Year; L-R December 31, Odd Year and S-Z June 30, Even Year.
New Hampshire Biennial 30 15 Varies
New Jersey Biennial 24 for LS only 8 for LS only April 30, Even Year
[LS course pre-approval or post-approval program is available. Yes, we are a NJ LS Board Approved Provider.]
New Mexico Biennial 30 15 December 31, Odd Year for odd number licenses and December 31, Even Year for even number licenses.
[Min. 4 PDH’s must be in ethics training. Max. 10 PDH’s may be obtained through self-directed study.]
New York Triennial 36 for PE

24 for LS

None Varies
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers in Acceptable Subject Areas (Yes, we are a NY Approved Provider). For PE: Min. 18 PDH’s must be from live courses. For LS: Min. 16 PDH’s must be from live courses. Our webinars belong to live courses and are approved by the NY Board.]
North Carolina Annual 15 15 December 31
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPC activities. Yes, we are a NC Board Approved Sponsor.]
Ohio Annual 15 15 December 31 (Starting 2007)
Oklahoma Biennial 30 15 Varies
Oregon Biennial 30 15 Based on the first letter of last name: A-F December 31, Odd Year; G-K June 30, Odd Year; L-R December 31, Even Year; S-Z June 30, Even Year.
Pennsylvania Biennial 24* 0* September 30, Odd Year [*To be finalized in the 2009 – 2011 renewal period.]
South Carolina Biennial 30 15 June 30, Even Year
South Dakota Biennial 30 15 Varies
[At least 20 PDH’s must be in technical subjects which directly safeguard the public’s health, safety and welfare.]
Tennessee Biennial (PE)
Annual (LS)
24 (PE)
15 (LS)
12 (PE)
15 (LS)
Varies for PE, December 31 for LS
[PE: At least 13 PDH’s must be in health, safety & welfare (HSW) aspects or in technical areas. LS: Must take courses pre-approved by the Board. Yes, we are a TN LS Board Approved Provider.]
Texas Annual 15 for PE

8 for LS

14 for PE

8 for LS

Varies for PE, December 31 for LS
[PE: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics training or board laws and rules. LS: Must take pre-approved courses. Yes, we are a TX LS Board Approved Provider.]
Vermont Biennial 20 for LS only 10 for LS only September 30, Even Year. [Must take pre-approved courses. Yes, we are a VT LS Board Approved Provider.]
Virginia Biennial 16 for PE
16 for LS
None Varies [Licensees who renew their license after 3/31/2010 will need to meet the new PDH requirement.]
West Virginia Annual 15 for PE

8 for LS

8 for PE

8 for LS

June 30
[For LS: Must obtain 2 PDH’s each in WV MTS and professional ethics in Board-approved courses every 4 years.]
Wyoming Biennial 30 15 December 31, Even or Odd Year
Note 1: This summary table is for information purposes only. States not listed may have introduced continuing education requirements for professional engineers and land surveyors since the data in this table were updated. Please check with your state board of registration for the latest information.

Last Updated: 12/11/2009

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