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

Note: States Not Listed Have No Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements
PDH = Professional Development Hour, PDU = Professional Development Unit, CE = Continuing Education
CPC = Continuing Professional Competency, CPD = Continuing Professional Development, HSW = Health, Safety and Welfare
PE = Professional Engineer, SE = Structural Engineer, LS = Land Surveyor

US
State

(Note 1)

License
Renewal Cycle

Pre-approval Required?

PDH's Required

Allowed Max. PDH Carryover

License Renewal Deadline
[Special CE Requirements: All required PDH can be taken online unless noted otherwise.
]

Alabama

Biennial

No

15 for PE
20 for Dual Lic.

15

December 31; Odd Years (starting 2015)
[All PDH courses must be completed when the renewal is submitted.]

Alaska

Biennial

No

24 for PE
30 for LS

12 for PE
15 for LS

December 31; Odd Years

Arkansas

Biennial

No

30

15

December 31; Even or Odd Years based on the license number ending digit.

Delaware

Biennial

No for PE
Yes for LS

24 for PE
24 for LS

15 for PE
0 for LS

June 30; Even Year for PE. (24 PDHs are due by 6/30/16. PDH in ethics: 3 to 6; PDH in management <= 9)
June 30, Odd Year for LS. [For LS: Courses must be taken from Approved Providers. Live courses only.]

Florida

Biennial

Yes PDHonline.org /PDHonline.com is a FL Approved Provider.

18 for PE
Effective 3/1/15

24 for LS

None

February 28; Odd Years
[For PE: 1 hour in law and rules, 1 hour in professional ethics (effective 3/1/2015), Min. 1 hour must be taken on the topic of Advanced Florida Building Code if licensees are actively participating in the design of engineering works or systems in connection with buildings, structure or facilities and systems covered by the FBC Code; For LS: 6 PDH's must be on
Minimum Technical Standards (MTS) or laws affecting the practice of surveying and mapping]

Georgia

Biennial

No

30 for PE & Dual

15 for LS

15 for PE

7.5 for LS

December 31, Even Years
[For LS: Min. 6 PDH's in "Minimum Technical Standards" every 5 years.]

Idaho

Biennial

No

30

30

Varies depending on birth month and year
[PDH credits must come from more than one activity.]

Illinois

Biennial

No

30 for PE

30 for SE

20 for LS

None

November 30, Odd Years for PE, Even Years for SE & LS [For PE: All 30 PDH could be from online courses. For SE: Max. 10 PDH from online courses & remaining PDH could be from live webinars. For LS: Min. 4 PDH's in board laws & rules and 2 PDH's in ethics training every 2 years; Max. 10 PDH from online courses.]

Indiana

Biennial

Yes
PDHonline.com is an Approved Organization in Indiana per IC 25-1-4-0.2

30 for PE

24 for LS

15 for PE

0 for LS

July 31, Even Years for PE; Dec. 31, Odd Years for LS
[For PE: Min. 1 PDH in Indiana Laws & Rules and 1 PDH in ethics. For LS: Min. 6 PDHs in Indiana Law & Rules, Max. 12 PDHs can be obtained online.]

Iowa

Biennial

No

30

15

December 31, Odd or Even Years
[A maximum of 10 PDHs can be obtained through online courses in each renewal cycle. No limit on live webinars.]

Kansas

Biennial

No

30

30

Based on the first letter of last name: A-L by April 30 (March 31 for LS), Even Years; M-Z by April 30 (March 31 for LS), Odd Years.

Kentucky

Biennial

No

30 for PE
16 for LS

15 for PE
4 for LS

PE: June 30 Odd Years (A-K) or Even Years (L-Z) based on the last name [starting 2010]
LS: June 30, Odd Years [4 PDH's must be in ethics training every 4 years.]

Louisiana

Biennial

No

30

15

March 31 or September 30; based upon year of initial licensure
[The Board no longer pre-approves sponsors of CPD activities.
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

No

30 for PE

12 for LS

15 for PE

None for LS

December 31, Odd Years for PE

Maryland

Biennial

Yes PDHonline.org /PDHonline.com is a MD Approved Provider.

24 for PE
24 for LS

12 for PE
12 for LS

Varies based upon initial licensure date
[PE: At least 18 hours from Category A courses. No more than 6 PDH's may be from Category B courses. Min. 1 hour on the topic of Maryland Laws, Rules, or Ethics. LS: At least 16 hours from Category A Courses. No more than 8 PDH's may be from Category B courses. Every other licensing term, all licensees are required to complete six hours of CPC in Category A programs related to Maryland Law and Ethics or Minimum Standards of Practice. PE & LS: All 24 hours may be from Category A courses.]

Michigan

Biennial

No

30 for PE

30 for LS

0 for PE

0 for LS

October 31, Odd Years (starting 2015)
[PE: 13- to 24-month license holders need to complete just 15 PDHs at the time of first renewal.]

Minnesota

Biennial

No

24

12

June 30, Even Years
[Min. of 2 PDHs in Professional Ethics (starting 2016).]

Mississippi

Annual

No

15 for PE

12 for LS

18 for Dual Lic.

15 for PE

12 for LS

18 for Dual Lic.

December 31
[Must obtain 2 PDH's in ethics training every 2 years. Excess ethics PDH may not be carried forward.]

Missouri

Biennial

No for PE
Yes for LS

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. PDH Online | PDH Center is a MO LS Board Approved Provider.]

Montana

Biennial

No

30

15

June 30, Even Year

Nebraska

Biennial

No

30

15

Based on the first letter of last name: A-K by December 31, Odd Year; L-Z December 31, Even Year [Max. of 7.5 PDHs can be taken on our websites.]

Nevada

Biennial

No

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

No

30 for PE

32 for LS

15 for PE

16 for LS

Varies

New Jersey

Biennial

Yes PDHonline.org /PDHonline.com is a NJ Approved Provider.

24 for PE
24 for LS

12 for PE
8 for LS

April 30, Even Year
[For PE: Minimum of 2 hours must be in Profession Ethics.]

New Mexico

Biennial

No

30

15

December 31, Odd Year for odd number licenses and December 31, Even Year for even number licenses.
[Min. 2 PDH's must be in ethics training. Max. 10 PDH's may be obtained through self-directed study.]

New York

Triennial

Yes PDHonline.org /PDHonline.com is a NY Approved Provider.

36 for PE

24 for LS

None

Varies
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers in Acceptable Subject Areas (PDH Online | PDH Center is a NY Approved Provider). For PE: Min. 18 PDH's must be from live courses and min. 1 PDH in ethics. For LS: Min. 16 PDH's must be from live courses and min. 1 PDH in ethics. Our webinars belong to live courses and are approved by the NY Board.]

North Carolina

Annual

No

15

15

December 31
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPC activities. PDH Online | PDH Center is a NC Board Approved Sponsor.]

North Dakota

Biennial

No

30

15

December 31, Even Year
[PE & LS: At least 20 out of 30 hours shall be technical in nature and related to HSW.]

Ohio

Biennial

No

30

15

December 31, Odd Year [PE & LS: Starting 2015, at least 24 out of 30 hours shall be from Timed & Monitored courses or live webinars.]

Oklahoma

Biennial

No

30

15

Varies

Oregon

Biennial

No

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

No

24 for PE

24 for LS

12 for PE

0 for LS

September 30, Odd Year

Rhode Island

Biennial

No

0 for PE

20 for LS

NA

5 for LS

June 30, Odd Year
[LS: Max. 10 PDH may be obtained online through self-study.]

South Carolina

Biennial

No

30

15

June 30, Even Year

South Dakota

Biennial

No

30

15

Varies
[At least 20 PDH's must be in technical subjects which directly safeguard the publicís health, safety and welfare.]

Tennessee

Biennial (PE)
Annual (LS)

No for PE
Yes for LS

24 for PE
15 for LS

12 for PE
15 for 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 TN LS Board or other state LS board.]

Texas

Annual

No for PE
Yes for LS

15 for PE

12 for LS

14 for PE

8 for LS

Varies for PE, December 31 for LS
[PE: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics or board laws and rules. LS: Your need 3 PDH in ethics or rules and must take pre-approved courses. PDH Online | PDH Center is a TX LS Board Approved Provider. Courses for TX LS are located under Surveying and Mapping category in our Course Library.]

Utah

Biennial

No

24

12

March 31, Odd Year [All 24 PDHs are due by December 31, Even Year.]

Vermont

Biennial

No for PE
Yes for LS

0 for PE

20 for LS

0 for PE

10 for LS

September 30, Even Year. [Must take pre-approved courses. PDH Online | PDH Center is a VT LS Board Approved Provider.]

Virginia

Biennial

No

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

Biennial for PE

Annual for LS

No

30 for PE

8 for LS

15 for PE

8 for LS

December 31, Even Year for PE; June 30 each year for LS.
[LS: Must obtain 2 PDH's each in WV MTS and professional ethics in Board-approved courses every 4 years.]

Wisconsin

Biennial

No

30 for PE

20 for LS

15 for PE
0 for LS

July 31, Even Year. [Starting 2014. Of the 30 PDH required for PE: a min. of 2 PDHs must be in the area of professional conduct and ethics; and a min. of 13 PDHs must be through live-interactive training. PDHonline live webinars meet the WI Board live training requirement. Of the 20 PDH required for LS: a min. 2 PDHs must be in each of the following areas: WI Board Laws & Rules; professional conduct and ethics; and land surveying related topics. No live-interactive training is required for WI LS.]

Wyoming

Biennial

No

30

15

December 31, Even or Odd Year

Note 1: This summary table is for information 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.

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