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FAQ - State Board Acceptance
What is my board's requirement for the number of PDH credits required for license renewal?
The number of PDH units required for license renewal varies by jurisdiction. For U.S. states that require continuing professional competency activities, it is typically between 12 to 15 hours if renewed annually or 24 to 30 hours if renewed biennially, although the state of Florida only requires 8 hours biennially. For users in the U.S. you can check your state requirements on PDHengineer.com.
What type of activity is accepted for PDH credit by the state engineering licensing boards?
State boards typically accept a PDH activity that meets the following criteria:
"A course or activity whose purpose and objective are clear with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee’s field of practice."
Correspondence, distance learning and internet courses are accepted by all the states that require engineering continuing education activities provided that the course meets the above guidelines and provided that completion of the course can be independently verified. The state boards consider completion of the course to be independently verified if you must take and pass a quiz to successfully complete the course, the quiz is graded and the results are kept on file by the course provider for a prescribed length of time (the number of years varies for each state).
Will my engineering board accept PDH credits awarded by PDHengineer.com?
PDHengineer.com is an approved sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency Activities in the states of Florida (Provider No. 0003610), North Carolina, Louisiana, and New York (NYSED Approved Sponsor #25)(a) which are the only states that pre-approve sponsors.
In all the other U.S. states that mandate Continuing Professional Competency Activities to maintain licensure, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to ensure that activities meet the board's guidelines.
All of the courses provided by PDHengineer.com comply with the guidelines set forth by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). As such, courses provided by PDHengineer.com are accepted by all state boards that require Continuing Professional Competency Activities to maintain engineering licensure.
Are PDHengineer.com course credits guaranteed to be accepted by my board?
PDHengineer.com guarantees that every course(b) we offer will be accepted by your board when the course content is relevant to your professional development such that it will "maintain, improve or expand the skill and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice". It is ultimately your responsibility to review the content of a course to determine whether it meets this requirement. Nevertheless, PDHengineer.com will provide a full refund of your money in the event that any course we offer is not accepted by your licensing board for any reason. That's the PDHengineer Iron-Clad Money-Back Guarantee.
(a) Online courses provided by PDHengineer.com are classified as Continuing Educational Activities by the New York State Board. A maximum of 18 hours of the 36 hours required by the state of New York for license renewal may be earned in Continuing Educational Activities. This rule applies only to licensees in the state of New York. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no constraints placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. All states, including New York will accept webinars as "live contact hours," which are not subject to the 18-hour maximum in New York.
(b) The New York State Board does not accept courses that are not related to professional practice, such as management, accounting, finance, marketing, basic AutoCAD, etc. Due to the limitations on course areas accepted by New York, some PDHengineer.com courses that are accepted by other states are not accepted by the New York State Board. Non-accepted courses are clearly denoted on the Course Overview page. Other states also may have limitations on course areas, etc. that are acceptable for engineering continuing education. Each of our course overview pages will clearly indicate in which state(s) the course is accepted.