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PDHengineer.com, a subsidiary of Decatur Professional Development, LLC, is approved by the Maryland Board for Professional Engineers as a provider of continuing professional competency for professional engineers. Maryland's CPC regulations are new for PEs and it is important for you to have a trusted leader in the field of continuing education as your PDH provider.
The new Maryland CPC requirements mandate that CPC credits are earned from an approved provider and that the courses meet stringent content requirements. Additionally, rules have been promulgated that place specific requirements on the engineer's record-keeping for course completion. PDHengineer can help the Maryland PE navigate through these new rules.
A phase-in plan has been implemented by the Board as follows:
Engineers who do not fulfill the CPC requirements are subject to "any and all disciplinary actions under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §14-317, Annotated Code of Maryland."
The Maryland Board states that courses must fit into one of two categories and places limits on the number of credits the engineer can earn in each area.
|Category A||Category B|
|Both "Category A" and "Category B"
courses must both meet the following criteria:
Category A courses must have content in areas that focus on the following issues:
Category B courses must have content in areas that focus on the following issues:
With few exceptions, all PDHengineer courses and webinars will qualify for Maryland CPC credits. You can view our Maryland Board approval letter here. To verify acceptability of a particular course or webinar, simply check the list of approved states on the right side of any course or webinar overview page. The listing will also show if the course is acceptable for "Category A" or "Category B" credit. Of course if you have any questions, our Customer Service Team is here to help.
Due to our extensive experience working in the continuing education market, we are able to offer an iron-clad money back guarantee. If any of our courses, seminars or webinars is ever rejected by your state board for any reason, you get your money back. Period.
PDHengineer.com has more than 3,000 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 Maryland:
|Hours Required||24 PDH biennially|
|Renewal Dates||Based on the licensee's date of birth|
|Course Approval||Maryland requires that courses be taken from a pre-approved sponsor. PDHengineer has been approved as an approved provider of continuing education for Maryland PEs.|
|Course Content||Course content is divided into categories A and B. Engineers must earn a minimum of 18 PDH with Category A courses. The
remaining 6 PDH may be earned with Category B courses. Each renewal period, a minimum of 1 PDH must be in content areas
related to the standards of practice or care, laws and regulations applicable to Maryland engineers, or
professional engineering ethics.
Subject matter for Category A courses includes (a) technical, research, analytical, or design aspects of engineering; (b) laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland; (c) engineering-related computer hardware and software topics; (d) standards of practice or care; (e) professional engineering ethics; (f) project management, risk assessment and management, or emergency and disaster management; or (g) similar topics aimed to maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice.
Subject matter for Category B courses includes (a) business or government administration; or (b) development of traits, skills, or behavioral patterns geared towards improved communications skills, oral and written skills, personal management skills, or other similar programs which contain a clear purpose of improving a licensee's methods of practice or operations or advancing professionally related skills and practices as applicable to the practice of engineering.
|Online Courses||Accepted. There is no limit on the number of hours an engineer can earn from online courses.|
|PDH Carryover||A maximum of 12 PDH can be carried forward into the next renewal period.|
Last updated on September 12, 2011
For complete information on the Board's current continuing education requirements, visit the website of the Maryland Board for Professional Engineers.
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.