Your state board has issued the following statement: For all licenses expiring on December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021, all required hours may be independent study. For individuals who have a single license as an engineer or land surveyor, the number of required professional development hours set to 15 hours. For individual who are licensed as both an engineer and land surveyor, the number of required professional development hours is set to 10 hours in engineering and 10 hours in land surveying, for a total of 20 hours. The maximum number of carryover hours is unchanged and remains at 15 hours for all renewals. The minimum number of required ethics hours is unchanged for all renewals, 2 hours for single licensees and 4 hours for dual licensees. For first time renewals of an initial (not by comity) license, the required number of professional development hours is set to 7.5 hours. Details

We urge all engineers to check their state board website for the most recent information.

Iowa CPC or PDH for Professional Engineers

Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements
Continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers in Iowa

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau for Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Last updated on March 5, 2019

PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau for Engineers and Land Surveyors, 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’s users. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Decatur Professional Development, LLC and its affiliate 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.