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Ohio has recently revised the renewal schedule for licensed professional engineers from an annual to biennial renewal period. This means that all engineers will renew licenses December 31, 2013. PDH requirements are now also based on a biennial period with 30 PDH required at each renewal.
The Ohio board states that the engineer is ultimately responsible to determine that the courses they take meet the state requirements. It is also the responsibility of the engineer to be certain that the continuing education provider meets the requirements set out by the board.
The Ohio Board's CPD (Continuing Professional Development) FAQ web page says:
You are responsible to make sure that the courses you take meet the requirements specified in R.C. section 4733.151. Courses, conferences, seminars and workshops in technical, ethical or managerial topics relevant to the practice of engineering or surveying are acceptable.
All PDHengineer courses and seminars cover technical, ethical or managerial topics related to the practice of engineering, with the exception of some courses listed under the "Business Skills" or "Project Management" sections of our website. Most of the courses in these classifications would be accepted by the Ohio Board only if they are relevant to your current engineering practice. Before taking these courses, please contact the Board office for advice. Each of these courses has a warning on the course overview page.
Other "Business Skills" courses which cover personal finance, personal development unrelated to engineering practice, or computer skills and software training will not be accepted by the Ohio Board under any circumstance. The overview pages for these courses also carry a warning for Ohio engineers.
Any PDHengineer course that is not listed as Business Skills would fall in the category of "technical," "ethical" or "managerial" and would therefore be an acceptable topic.
The Ohio Board also asks engineers to be certain that PDH providers are "able to demonstrate that they have knowledge and experience in the areas that they are providing courses." PDHengineer.com has a process for screening course authors to ensure their knowledge on the subject matter being covered. We also provide course author biographies so that you can also make a determination on the suitability of a specific author.
Ohio Professional Engineers can earn all of the required PDH using online courses such as those on PDHengineer.com. The board makes no distinction between online or in-person continuing education activities.
Online courses from PDHengineer have been accepted by the Ohio board. 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.
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 Ohio:
|Hours Required||30 PDH biennially|
|Renewal Dates||December 31 in odd-numbered years for all engineers|
|Course Approval||The Board does not require pre-approval for providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board's requirements.|
|Course Content||Courses must cover material which is technical, ethical, or managerial content relevant to the practice of engineering. Business skills, personal development skills, computer skills unrelated to the practice of engineering, and subjects that are considered elementary or entry-level normally expected to have been completed by a PE prior to registration are not accepted.|
|Online Courses||Accepted. For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs 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 August 27, 2012
For complete information on the Board's current continuing education requirements, visit the website of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and 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.