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The Arkansas Board has voted to change the renewal cycles for Professional Engineer Licenses. Beginning in 2009, licenses will renew every two years. Your renewal date will be determined by whether your license number is even or odd.
The change in renewal dates will be phased in over a period of four years. During this time, every engineer will be affected by a change in renewal dates fees. Here is a summary of the changes for individual licensees during the phase-in period:
|Renewal Term||License Fee||PDH Required|
|2008 all P.E.'s must renew|
|All Licenses||Renew for 1 year||$40 fee||15 PDH Required|
|2009 all P.E.'s must renew|
|Odd Number Licenses||Renew for 2 years||$80 fee||15 PDH Required|
|Even Number Licenses||Renew for 1 year||$40 fee||15 PDH Required|
|2010 only even number licenses renew|
|Odd Number Licenses||n/a|
|Even Number Licenses||Renew for 2 years||$80 fee||15 PDH Required|
|2011 only odd number licenses renew|
|Odd Number Licenses||Renew for 2 years||$80 fee||30 PDH Required|
|Even Number Licenses||n/a|
|2012 only even number licenses renew|
|Odd Number Licenses||n/a|
|Even Number Licenses||Renew for 2 years||$80 fee||30 PDH Required|
Engineering Interns, Surveyor Interns, Professional Surveyors, and Firms with a Certificate of Authority have similar changes to renewal dates.
Previously, The Arkansas Board discontinued pre-approval of continuing education providers. It is now solely the responsibility of the engineer to identify and complete activities offered by continuing education providers which meet the Board's requirements.
Although the Board no longer pre-approves continuing education providers, PDHengineer.com was listed as an approved provider of continuing education for engineers by the Arkansas Board from 2003 until the pre-approval program was ended in 2006.
Arkansas professional engineers have been using PDHengineer.com since 2003 to earn high quality continuing education. Over the years, thousands of engineers have completed online courses that have been accepted by the licensing boards around the country. In fact, we've never had one of our courses rejected by ANY state engineering board. We're confident enough to offer an iron-clad money back guarantee. If any PDHengineer.com online course is rejected by your state engineering board for any reason, you get your money back. Period.
Arkansas PEs are required to earn 15 PDH annually in courses that have a "clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice."
In our online course catalog, you will find courses that meet the board's requirement covering all major areas of engineering practice. We offer a wide variety of subjects including today's hottest engineering topics. Our web based seminars give you the opportunity to attend a live interactive seminar without leaving your home or office.
Additionally, PDHengineer.com provides the opportunity for you to get a free online ethics course, Professional Ethics for Engineers, that can serve as part of your PDH requirement. Just Refer a PE and get the course free. There's no obligation to buy other courses.
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Arkansas Board Requirements
Below is a summary of the Board's continuing education requirements for engineers licensed in the state of Arkansas:
|Hours Required||15 PDH annually. Changes begin in 2009. See chart above.|
|Renewal Dates||December 31 every year for all engineers - Changes begin in 2009. See chart above.|
|Course Approval||The Board does not pre-approve providers or specific courses. each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board's requirements.|
|Course Content||No specific guidance or restrictions on course content are provided by the Board. The course must have a "clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice".|
|Online Courses||Accepted. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education.|
|PDH Carryover||A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.|
Last updated on May 11, 2009
For complete information on the Board's current continuing education requirements, visit the website of the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Disclaimer: The information listed above represents a summary of the Board's requirements and is provided solely for the convenience of PDHengineer.com's users. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Decatur Professional Development, LLC and its affiliate PDHengineer.com make no guarantee regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data listed above. It is the responsibility of each engineer to investigate the Board's rules to ensure his/her own compliance. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Board directly for a complete listing of the Board's current requirements.