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Iowa's professional engineers use PDHengineer.com as a part of their total continuing education plan. We have been providing high quality continuing education since 2003.
Over the years, thousands of engineers from around the country have relied on PDHengineer.com for affordable high quality continuing education that meets the requirements of their state licensing boards. 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.
Iowa PEs are required to earn 30 PDH biennially. You can earn all 30 PDH credits using PDHengineer's live, interactive webinars. Iowa limits online self-courses to a maximum of 10 PDH per renewal period. While the state board does not mandate or pre-approve specific courses or providers, they do require that each course taken has 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.
Completing a PDHengineer course is easy.
PDHengineer.com has more than 2,500 hours of engineering continuing education online. It's convenient and cost-effective since you can take the course day or night in your own home or office.
Below is a summary of the Board's continuing education requirements for engineers licensed in the state of Iowa:
|Hours Required||30 hours biennially|
|Renewal Dates||December 31 even-numbered years or odd-numbered years depending on the date of initial licensure. Certificates of licensure that were initially issued in even–numbered years expire in odd–numbered years and certificates that were initially issued in odd–numbered years expire in even–numbered years.|
|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||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". The board segregates PDH credits into Group 1 and Group 2
Group 1 Activities
There are limitations on the number of hours allowed in each type of course area for Group 1 activities, which are intended to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure. Here is a list of Group 1 activities along with the corresponding maximum number of PDHs allowed in each renewal period:
Mathematics and Basic Science (10 PDH)
Engineering Sciences (10 PDH)
Humanities and Social Sciences (5 PDH)
Engineering curriculum courses (10 PDH)
Group 2 Activities
There are no limitations on the number of hours allowed for group 2 activities, which include postgraduate level engineering science or design, new technology, environmental regulation and courses in management of engineering.
|Online Courses||Online courses are considered "independent study" by the Board. A maximum of 10 PDH may be earned each renewal period through online continuing education courses.|
|PDH Carryover||A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.|
Last updated on February 25, 2011
For complete information on the Board's current continuing education requirements, visit the website of the Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board.
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.