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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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