Minnesota

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

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 24 hours biennially
Renewal Dates June 30 of even-numbered years for all 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 Technical, non-technical, regulatory, ethical, and business practice activities for a well-rounded education provided the education directly benefits the health, safety, or welfare of the public. There must be a clear purpose and objective for each activity which will maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure or certification or develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.

A change effective for the renewal period ending June 30, 2016 requires that 2 PDH each renewal cycle must be in the subject of engineering ethics. The ethics PDH must be earned within the renewal biennium and cannot be carried forward.

Approved Activities Internet-based courses are specifically shown as acceptable by the Minnesota Board provided an exam or other verification process is used. PDHengineer’s online quiz satisfies this requirement.
PDH Carryover A maximum of 12 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period. The required ethics PDH cannot be carried forward since 2 PDH in ethics must be earned during each renewal period. However, additional ethics credits can be carried forward as a part of the total number of hours to be earned, provided 2 PDH in ethics is also earned in the current renewal period.
Notes
  1. Dual license holders must earn professional development hours required by the license or certificate requiring the greatest number of professional development hours and must obtain in each profession a minimum of one-third of the total professional development hours required. The remaining one-third requirement may be obtained in either profession at the sole discretion of the licensee.
  2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 2 years. 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 March 21, 2017

PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design, 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.