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Wisconsin Board Rules and Professional Conduct

Course Outline

Besides meeting specific requirements, such as education, experience, and examination, a licensee must get familiar with the Board Rules in order to practice engineering in any state. While the Rules do vary from state to state, the basic requirements for the professional conduct and responsibility are very similar throughout the United States. In this course, the student is required to study the rules and regulations published by the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors. The course material also contains a few disciplinary actions taken by the Board. 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 Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors adopted the mandatory continuing education in January, 2012, which requires each licensee to complete thirty hours of professional development (30 PDHs) during each license renewal biennium. The required 30 PDHs must include a minimum of two (2) PDHs in the area of professional conduct and ethics. In addition, registrants must obtain a minimum of 13 PDHs, per biennium, via courses where the registrant interacts in real time in a traditional classroom setting, computer conferencing or interactive video conference where participants are present in the same room or logged in at the same time and can communicate directly with each other and ask questions of the instructor (note: PDHonline webinars meet this requirement). In order to renew a license by the 7/31/2014 renewal deadline, all Wisconsin licensees must complete 30 PDHs between 8/1/2012-7/31/2014. This course is designed to help a Wisconsin licensee meet this new requirement.

Licensees may download Engineer Continuing Education Tracking Form (PDF or Excel) from the Board website. However, licensees are not required to submit the Continuing Education Tracking Form and copies of completion certificates for license renewal. The Continuing Education Tracking Form and copies of completion certificates must be submitted if/when specifically requested by the Board.

Course Content

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

Wisconsin Board Rules and Professional Conduct (71 pages, PDF format, 726 KB).

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 websites or web pages:

Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services


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.