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Professional Ethics for New Jersey Engineers

Course Outline

This two-hour course provides an in-depth review of the statutes governing the practice of engineering in the State of New Jersey as well the ethical standards related to the engineering profession. Students will study the relevant excerpts from Chapter 8 of Title 45 “Professions and Occupations” in the New Jersey Statutes Annotated. In addition, professional misconduct prohibited by the New Jersey Board are presented along with the requirement for reporting such incidents. This course is designed to help New Jersey professional engineers meet the 2-hour ethics training requirement mandated by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with:


The New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (the Board) is responsible for regulating the engineering profession to protect safety, health, property and welfare of the public. In 2010, the Board adopted the rules of mandatory continuing education, which require each licensee to complete twenty-four hours of professional development (24 PDHs) during each license renewal biennium. Out of the required 24 PDHs, 2 PDHs must be related to professional practice ethics. This 2-PDH course is designed to help you meet that requirement.

Course Content

In this course, you are required to study the following document:

Professional Ethics for New Jersey Engineers (36 pages, PDF format).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the documents for your study.

Course Summary

To safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public, licensed professionals must fully understand the Board Laws and Rules. A licensee who violates any provision of the Board Laws and Rules may be subject to disciplinary action, such as reprimand, suspension or revocation of the license in addition to fines.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following website:

New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at his/her own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.