Forty-two states, plus the District of Columbia, have PE continuing education requirements for license renewal.

This page contains some brief facts about each state’s requirements. Use the links below to see details including your state’s specific PDH requirements.

Alabama Professional Engineers

Alabama PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Alabama State Requirements

Alaska Professional Engineers

Alaska PEs are required to complete 24 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 12 PDH.
Detailed Alaska State Requirements

Arizona Professional Engineers

Arizona does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

Arkansas Professional Engineers

Arkansas PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 30 PDH.
Detailed Arkansas State Requirements

California Professional Engineers

California does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

Colorado Professional Engineers

Colorado does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

Connecticut Professional Engineers

Connecticut does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

Delaware Professional Engineers

Delaware PEs are required to complete 24 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: June 30 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 12 PDH.
Detailed Delaware State Requirements

District of Columbia Professional Engineers

District of Columbia PEs are required to complete 20 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: August 31 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed District of Columbia State Requirements

Florida Professional Engineers

Florida PEs are required to complete 18 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: February 28 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed Florida State Requirements

Georgia Professional Engineers

Georgia PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Georgia State Requirements

Hawaii Professional Engineers

Hawaii does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

Idaho Professional Engineers

Idaho PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 30 PDH.
Detailed Idaho State Requirements

Illinois Professional Engineers

Illinois engineers are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date for PEs: November 30 of odd-numbered years. Renewal date for SEs: November 30 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed Illinois State Requirements

Indiana Professional Engineers

Indiana PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: July 31 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Indiana State Requirements

Iowa Professional Engineers

Iowa PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Iowa State Requirements

Kansas Professional Engineers

Kansas PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: April 30. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Kansas State Requirements

Kentucky Professional Engineers

Kentucky PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: June 30. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Kentucky State Requirements

Louisiana Professional Engineers

Louisiana PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 7 PDH.
Detailed Louisiana State Requirements

Maine Professional Engineers

Maine PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Maine State Requirements

Maryland Professional Engineers

Maryland PEs are required to complete 16 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 8 PDH.
Detailed Maryland State Requirements

Massachusetts Professional Engineers

Massachusetts does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

Michigan Professional Engineers

Michigan PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: October 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed Michigan State Requirements

Minnesota Professional Engineers

Minnesota PEs are required to complete 24 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: June 30 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Minnesota State Requirements

Mississippi Professional Engineers

Mississippi PEs are required to complete 15 PDH each renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 annually. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Mississippi State Requirements

Missouri Professional Engineers

Missouri PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Missouri State Requirements

Montana Professional Engineers

Montana PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: June 30 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Montana State Requirements

Nebraska Professional Engineers

Nebraska PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Nebraska State Requirements

Nevada Professional Engineers

Nevada PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Nevada State Requirements

New Hampshire Professional Engineers

New Hampshire PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed New Hampshire State Requirements

New Jersey Professional Engineers

New Jersey PEs are required to complete 24 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: April 30 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 12 PDH.
Detailed New Jersey State Requirements

New Mexico Professional Engineers

New Mexico PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed New Mexico State Requirements

New York Professional Engineers

New York PEs are required to complete 36 PDH each triennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed New York State Requirements

North Carolina Professional Engineers

North Carolina PEs are required to complete 15 PDH each renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 annually. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed North Carolina State Requirements

North Dakota Professional Engineers

North Dakota PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed North Dakota State Requirements

Ohio Professional Engineers

Ohio PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Ohio State Requirements

Oklahoma Professional Engineers

Oklahoma PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Oklahoma State Requirements

Oregon Professional Engineers

Oregon PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Oregon State Requirements

Pennsylvania Professional Engineers

Pennsylvania PEs are required to complete 24 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: September 30 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 12 PDH.
Detailed Pennsylvania State Requirements

Rhode Island Professional Engineers

Rhode Island does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

South Carolina Professional Engineers

South Carolina PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: June 30 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed South Carolina State Requirements

South Dakota Professional Engineers

South Dakota PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed South Dakota State Requirements

Tennessee Professional Engineers

Tennessee PEs are required to complete 24 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 12 PDH.
Detailed Tennessee State Requirements

Texas Professional Engineers

Texas PEs are required to complete 15 PDH each annual renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 14 PDH.
Detailed Texas State Requirements

Utah Professional Engineers

Utah PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: March 31 of odd-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Utah State Requirements

Vermont Professional Engineers

Vermont PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: July 31 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed Vermont State Requirements

Virginia Professional Engineers

Virginia PEs are required to complete 16 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: Varies. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 0 PDH.
Detailed Virginia State Requirements

Washington Professional Engineers

Washington does not have a continuing education requirement for PEs.

West Virginia Professional Engineers

West Virginia PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed West Virginia State Requirements

Wisconsin Professional Engineers

Wisconsin PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: July 31 of even-numbered years. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Wisconsin State Requirements

Wyoming Professional Engineers

Wyoming PEs are required to complete 30 PDH each biennial renewal cycle. Renewal date: December 31. Permitted carryover to next renewal cycle: 15 PDH.
Detailed Wyoming State Requirements

States That Pre-Approve Providers

Six state boards pre-approve continuing education providers. PDHengineer.com is an approved provider in all of these states. Click thumbnail to view approval letter.

Florida (CEP #0003610)

PDHengineer is a Florida-approved sponsor of continuing education

New York (Approved Sponsor #25)

PDHengineer is a New York-approved sponsor of continuing education

New Jersey

PDHengineer is a New Jersey-approved sponsor of continuing education

North Carolina

PDHengineer is approved by the North Carolina board

Maryland

PDHengineer is a Maryland-approved sponsor of continuing education

Indiana

PDHengineer is an Indiana-approved sponsor of continuing education

Other States

Other than the states listed above, none of the state boards have a program in place to pre-approve specific course providers or specific courses. PDHengineer.com courses have been accepted for PDH credit by all the state boards that don’t pre-approve course providers. However, it is ultimately the engineer’s responsibility in these states to determine whether an activity meets the guidelines set forth by the state board.

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.” Additionally, many states require that the course consist of “technical, ethical or managerial content relevant to the practice of engineering.”

Correspondence, distance learning, and internet courses are accepted by all states provided that the course meets the Board’s PE continuing education requirements and provided that completion of the course can be independently verified.

The state boards consider completion of a course to be independently verified if you must take and pass a quiz to successfully complete the course, if the quiz is graded, and if the results are kept on file by the course provider for a prescribed length of time (the number of years varies for each state).

Record Keeping

It is generally the engineer’s responsibility to maintain records of continuing education activities and to submit the records to the board upon request.

As stated above, online courses are accepted for credit if completion of the course can be independently verified, which requires that the course provider maintain a record of successful course completion for a prescribed length of time. In addition to issuing a certificate of completion when you pass the course quiz, PDHengineer.com maintains a record of your successful course completion at our company’s headquarters for 7 years, which meets or exceeds the requirements of all states that mandate continuing education for engineers.

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