Nearly forty U.S. states now require continuing education for engineers to maintain licensure. And several others have new regulations pending that will take effect shortly. Use the links below to check your state’s PDH requirements.
|Alabama||Hawaii||Massachusetts||New Mexico||South Dakota|
|Florida||Maine||New Hampshire||Rhode Island||Wisconsin|
|Georgia||Maryland||New Jersey||South Carolina||Wyoming|
States That Pre-Approve Providers
Six state boards pre-approve continuing education providers. EngineerXED.com is currently an approved provider in some of these states and is awaiting approval status in the remaining.
- Florida - Currently Approved (CEP #0006772)
- New York (Seeking approval status)
- New Jersey (Seeking approval status)
- New Carolina (Seeking approval status)
- Maryland (Seeking approval status)
- Indiana (Seeking approval status)
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. It is ultimately the engineer’s responsibility in these states to determine whether an activity or course meets the guidelines set forth by their 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 the states that require continuing education activities provided that the course meets the Board’s 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 in order 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).
It is the engineer's responsibility to maintain record of their continuing education activities and to submit the records to their board upon request. Florida is the only state that requires course providers to submit records to the state board. EngineerXED.com will automatically submit your course completion records periodically to the Florida Board in accordance with their requirements.
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, EngineerXED.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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