Illinois

Illinois CPC or PDH for Professional Engineers
Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements
Continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers in Illinois

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 hours biennially
Renewal Dates November 30 of odd-numbered years for Professional Engineers
November 30 of even-numbered years for Structural Engineers
Board Approval The Board does not pre-approve providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board’s requirements.
Approved Content No specific guidance or restrictions on course content are provided by the Board.
For Professional Engineers, the course must “contribute to the advancement, extension or enhancement of the professional skills and/or scientific knowledge of the licensee in practice of professional engineering” and “foster the enhancement of general or specialized practice and values of professional engineering, related sciences and engineering ethics.”
For Structural Engineers, the course must “contribute to the advancement, extension or enhancement of the professional skills and scientific knowledge of the licensee in practice of structural engineering” and “foster the enhancement of general or specialized practice and values of structural engineering.”
Approved Activities For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education. Webinars are accepted for Professional Engineers. For Structural Engineers, no more than 10 hours of the 30 hours required may be earned through online continuing education and webinars cannot be used as continuing education for Illinois Structural Engineers.
PDH Carryover Hours cannot be carried forward into the next renewal period.
Notes
  1. Credit will be given for self-study courses only if an examination has been completed by the licensee and graded by the sponsor. PDHengineer meets this requirement by providing an online quiz that is graded automatically.
  2. The Board specifically states that equipment demonstrations will not be accepted for PDH credit.
  3. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 6 years for Professional Engineers and 4 years for Structural Engineers. PDHengineer helps you meet this requirement by providing you with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course or webinar. Additionally, your certificates of completion are securely maintained by PDHengineer for a minimum of ten years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account.

Last updated on September 17, 2012

PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 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:

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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.