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South Dakota's 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 South Dakota 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.
South Dakota PEs are required to earn 30 PDH biennially, and all of your PDH can be earned with online courses*. While the state board does not mandate or pre-approve specific courses or providers, they do require that at least 20 of the 30 required hours be in "technical subjects that lead to further professional development in the registrant's profession."
Specific technical subjects cited by the board include design; environmental analysis; programming and planning; structural systems; lateral forces; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and acoustical systems; construction methods; construction observation; site and soil analyses and design; accessibility; building codes; selection of building materials; and surveying methods and techniques. The remaining 10 PDH may be earned in professional management subjects, such as total quality process, computer courses, or ethics.
The Board allows "successful completion of correspondence, televised, videotaped, audio taped, Internet and other short courses or tutorials with verifiable passing scores from examinations.” Note that all PDHengineer online courses require the completion of an online multiple-choice quiz with a passing grade of 70%. While you may attempt the online quiz as many times as necessary at no additional charge, you will not be able to access your certificate of completion until you pass the online quiz. Also, note that your quiz score is permanently stored in your online login account and can be retrieved by you at any time to comply with the Board’s requirement for “verifiable passing scores.” PDHengineer's testing mechanism for online courses meets the Board's intent, which has been demonstrated over the years by many South Dakota PE's who have successfully submitted PDHengineer online courses to the Board for PDH credit.
We offer a wide variety of course 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.
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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 South Dakota:
|Hours Required||30 PDH biennially|
|Renewal Dates||Based on the date of original licensure|
|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||At least 20 PDH must be in technical areas such as design; environmental analysis; programming and planning; structural systems; lateral forces; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and acoustical systems; construction methods; construction observation; site and soil analyses and design; accessibility; building codes; selection of building materials; and surveying methods and techniques. The remaining 10 PDH may be earned in professional management subjects, such as total quality process, computer courses, or ethics.|
|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 June 14, 2011
For complete information on the Board's current continuing education requirements, visit the website of the South Dakota Commission of Engineering, Architectural and Land Surveying Examiners.
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.