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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]

AlabamaAnnual1515December 31
AlaskaBiennial24 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)
ArkansasAnnual1515December 31
DelawareBiennial24 for LS only12 for LS onlyJune 30, Odd Year
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers. Live courses only.]
FloridaBiennial8 for PE

24 for LS

NoneFebruary 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]
GeorgiaBiennial30 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.]
IdahoBiennial30 for LS only30 for LS onlyVaries
IllinoisBiennial30 for PE

30 for SE

20 for LS

NoneNovember 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.]
IowaBiennial3015December 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.]
KansasBiennial3030Based 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.
KentuckyBiennial30 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.]
LouisianaBiennial3015Varies
[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.]
MaineBiennial30 for PE

12 for LS

15 for PE

None for LS

December 31, Odd Year for PE
MarylandBiennial24 for LS only12 for LS onlyVaries
[No more than 8 PDH’s may be in Category B program. Yes, we are a MD LS Board Approved Provider.]
MinnesotaBiennial2412June 30, Even Year
MississippiAnnual1515December 31
[Must obtain 2 PDH’s in ethics training every 3 years.]
MissouriBiennial30 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.]
MontanaBiennial3015June 30, Even Year
NebraskaBiennial3015Based on the first letter of last name: A-K by December 31, Odd Year; L-Z December 31, Even Year
NevadaBiennial3015Based 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 HampshireBiennial3015Varies
New JerseyBiennial24 for LS only8 for LS onlyApril 30, Even Year
[LS course pre-approval or post-approval program is available. Yes, we are a NJ LS Board Approved Provider.]
New MexicoBiennial3015December 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 YorkTriennial36 for PE

24 for LS

NoneVaries
[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 CarolinaAnnual1515December 31
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPC activities. Yes, we are a NC Board Approved Sponsor.]
OhioAnnual1515December 31 (Starting 2007)
OklahomaBiennial3015Varies
OregonBiennial3015Based 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.
PennsylvaniaBiennial24*0*September 30, Odd Year [*To be finalized in the 2009 – 2011 renewal period.]
South CarolinaBiennial3015June 30, Even Year
South DakotaBiennial3015Varies
[At least 20 PDH’s must be in technical subjects which directly safeguard the public’s health, safety and welfare.]
TennesseeBiennial (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.]
TexasAnnual15 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.]
VermontBiennial20 for LS only10 for LS onlySeptember 30, Even Year. [Must take pre-approved courses. Yes, we are a VT LS Board Approved Provider.]
VirginiaBiennial16 for PE
16 for LS
NoneVaries [Licensees who renew their license after 3/31/2010 will need to meet the new PDH requirement.]
West VirginiaAnnual15 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.]
WyomingBiennial3015December 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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