Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements
Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPD in Florida
PDHengineer is approved by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers as a provider of continuing education for professional engineers. Click on the thumbnails to the right to view the approval as an Area of Practice Continuing Education Provider as listed on the Florida Board website (CEP #0003610); our 2015 – 2017 Laws and Rules approval (Course #0010040); and our 2015 – 2017 Ethics approval (course #0010010).
Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
|Hours Required||18 PDH biennially|
|Renewal Dates||February 28 of odd years for all engineers|
|Board Approval||Florida pre-approves providers/sponsors of continuing education activities, but not specific courses or activities. An activity or course must be presented by a board-approved provider/sponsor in order for the activity to be accepted. Each approved course provider is issued a Continuing Education Provider (CEP) number. PDHengineer.com is a Board-approved sponsor of area of practice, the state-mandated laws and rules course, and the state-mandated ethics course (Florida Continuing Education Provider #0003610) listed under the name of our parent company, Decatur Professional Development, LLC.|
|Approved Content||Florida’s Continuing Education requirements have changed effective March 1, 2015. The new requirements provide that the licensee must earn 1 PDH relating to Florida’s engineering laws and rules, 1 PDH must relate to professional ethics; 4 PDH must directly relate to the licensee’s area of practice; and the remaining hours can be related to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering. Certain topics are not considered “pertinent to the practice of engineering” and are not acceptable as continuing education. Unacceptable topics include marketing, foreign language skills, and basic math skills as defined in board rule 61G15-20.007 which states math courses must be “beyond algebra and trigonometry” and must “emphasize mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation.”|
|Approved Activities||Internet courses are specifically listed as approved activities. There is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education.|
|PDH Carryover||Hours cannot be carried forward into the next renewal period.|
Last updated on March 21, 2017
PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, as well as all other U.S. state boards that mandate continuing education for engineers. In fact, no PDHengineer course or webinar has ever been rejected by a state licensing board. We’re so confident about the acceptability of our PDH credits that every PDHengineer course and webinar comes with the PDHengineer Triple Guarantee:
If your state licensing board does not accept any PDHengineer course or webinar:
- We will give you a full refund
- We will pay for a replacement course or webinar
- We will pay any associated license renewal penalties or late fees
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.