Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements
for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
in Various US Jurisdictions

PDH = Professional Development Hour, PDU = Professional Development Unit, CE = Continuing Education
CPC = Continuing Professional Competency, CPD = Continuing Professional Development, HSW = Health, Safety and Welfare
PE = Professional Engineer, SE = Structural Engineer, LS = Land Surveyor

US
State

(Note 1)

License
Renewal Cycle

PDH's Required

Allowed Max. PDH Carryover

License Renewal Deadline
[Special CE Requirements:
Unless noted otherwise, most state boards do not pre-approve course providers or courses.]

Alabama

Annual

15 for PE
20 for Dual Lic.

15

December 31

Alaska

Biennial

24 for PE
30 for LS

12 for PE
15 for LS

December 31 (Starting 2009 for PE)
December 31 (15 PDH, starting 2007 for LS)

Arkansas

Biennial

30

15

December 31

Delaware

Biennial

24 for PE
24 for LS

15 for PE
0 for LS

June 30, Even Year for PE. (24 PDHs are due by 6/30/16. PDH in ethics: 3 to 6; PDH in management <= 9)
June 30, Odd Year for LS. [For LS: Courses must be taken from Approved Providers. Live courses only.]

Florida

Biennial

8   for PE

24 for LS

None

February 28, Odd Year
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers (PDH Online | PDH Center is a FL Approved Provider). For PE: 4 PDH's must be on Florida Board Law and Rules; For LS: 6 PDH's must be on
Minimum Technical Standards (MTS) or laws affecting the practice of surveying and mapping]

Georgia

Biennial

30 for PE & Dual

15 for LS

15 for PE

7.5 for LS

December 31, Even Year
[For LS: Min. 6 PDH's in "Minimum Technical Standards" every 5 years.]

Idaho

Biennial

30

30

Varies

Illinois

Biennial

30 for PE

30 for SE

20 for LS

None

November 30, Odd Year for PE, Even Year for SE & LS [For PE: All 30 PDH could be from online courses. For SE: Max. 10 PDH from online courses & remaining PDH could be from live webinars. For LS: Min. 4 PDH's in board laws & rules and 2 PDH's in ethics training every 2 years; Max. 10 PDH from online courses.]

Indiana

Biennial

30 for PE

24 for LS

15 for PE

0 for LS

July 31, Even Year for PE; Dec. 31, Odd Year for LS
[Courses must be taken from Approved or Accepted Providers (PDHonline is an Approved Organization in Indiana per IC 25-1-4-0.2). For PE: Min. 1 PDH in Indiana Laws & Rules and 1 PDH in ethics. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through online courses. For LS: Min. 6 PDHs in Indiana Law & Rules, Max. 12 PDHs can be obtained online.]

Iowa

Biennial

30

15

December 31, Odd or Even Year
[A maximum of 10 PDHs can be obtained for independent study in each renewal cycle. No limit on live webinars.]

Kansas

Biennial

30

30

Based on the first letter of last name: A-L by April 30 (March 31 for LS), Even Year; M-Z by April 30 (March 31 for LS), Odd Year.

Kentucky

Biennial

30 for PE
16 for LS

15 for PE
4 for LS

PE: June 30 Odd Year (A-K) or Even Year (L-Z) based on the last name [starting 2010]
LS: June 30, Odd Year [4 PDH's must be in ethics training every 4 years.]

Louisiana

Biennial

30

15

Varies
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPD activities (PDH Online | PDH Center is a LA Board Approved Sponsor).
For PE: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics and 8 PDH's in ADA, life safety or building code for PE's in building design & construction. For LS: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics and 2 PDH's in Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys.]

Maine

Biennial

30 for PE

12 for LS

15 for PE

None for LS

December 31, Odd Year for PE

Maryland

Biennial

24 for PE
24 for LS

12 for PE
12 for LS

Varies
[PE: At least 18 hours from Category A courses. No more than 6 PDH's may be from Category B courses. LS: At least 16 hours from Category A Courses. No more than 8 PDH's may be from Category B courses. PE & LS: All 24 hours may be from Category A courses. PDH Online | PDH Center is a MD PE & LS Board Approved Provider.]

Michigan

Biennial

30 for PE

30 for LS

0 for PE

0 for LS

October 31, Odd Year (starting 2015)
[PE: 13- to 24-month license holders need to complete just 15 PDHs at the time of first renewal.]

Minnesota

Biennial

24

12

June 30, Even Year

Mississippi

Annual

15

15

December 31
[Must obtain 2 PDH's in ethics training every 3 years.]

Missouri

Biennial

30 for PE

20 for LS

30 for PE

20 for LS

PE: December 31, Even or Odd Year
[LS course pre-approval program is available. PDH Online | PDH Center is a MO LS Board Approved Provider.]

Montana

Biennial

30

15

June 30, Even Year

Nebraska

Biennial

30

15

Based on the first letter of last name: A-K by December 31, Odd Year; L-Z December 31, Even Year

Nevada

Biennial

30

15

Based on the first letter of last name: A-E by December 31, Even Year; F-K June 30, Odd Year; L-R December 31, Odd Year and S-Z June 30, Even Year.

New Hampshire

Biennial

30 for PE

32 for LS

15 for PE

16 for LS

Varies

New Jersey

Biennial

24 for PE
24 for LS

12 for PE
8 for LS

April 30, Even Year
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers - PDHonline is already an approved provider for NJ PE and LS.]

New Mexico

Biennial

30

15

December 31, Odd Year for odd number licenses and December 31, Even Year for even number licenses.
[Min. 4 PDH's must be in ethics training. Max. 10 PDH's may be obtained through self-directed study.]

New York

Triennial

36 for PE

24 for LS

None

Varies
[Courses must be taken from Approved Providers in Acceptable Subject Areas (PDH Online | PDH Center is a NY Approved Provider). For PE: Min. 18 PDH's must be from live courses and min. 1 PDH in ethics. For LS: Min. 16 PDH's must be from live courses and min. 1 PDH in ethics. Our webinars belong to live courses and are approved by the NY Board.]

North Carolina

Annual

15

15

December 31
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPC activities. PDH Online | PDH Center is a NC Board Approved Sponsor.]

North Dakota

Biennial

30

15

December 31, Even Year
[PE & LS: At least 20 out of 30 hours shall be technical in nature and related to HSW.]

Ohio

Biennial

30

15

December 31, Odd Year

Oklahoma

Biennial

30

15

Varies

Oregon

Biennial

30

15

Based on the first letter of last name: A-F December 31, Odd Year; G-K June 30, Odd Year; L-R December 31, Even Year; S-Z June 30, Even Year.

Pennsylvania

Biennial

24 for PE

24 for LS

12 for PE

0 for LS

September 30, Odd Year

Rhode Island

Biennial

0 for PE

20 for LS

NA

5 for LS

June 30, Odd Year
[LS: Max. 10 PDH may be obtained online through self-study.]

South Carolina

Biennial

30

15

June 30, Even Year

South Dakota

Biennial

30

15

Varies
[At least 20 PDH's must be in technical subjects which directly safeguard the publicís health, safety and welfare.]

Tennessee

Biennial (PE)
Annual (LS)

24 for PE
15 for LS

12 for PE
15 for LS

Varies for PE, December 31 for LS
[PE: At least 13 PDH's must be in health, safety & welfare (HSW) aspects or in technical areas. LS: Must take courses pre-approved by the TN LS Board or other state LS board.]

Texas

Annual

15 for PE

8 for LS

14 for PE

8 for LS

Varies for PE, December 31 for LS
[PE: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics training or board laws and rules. LS: Must take pre-approved courses. PDH Online | PDH Center is a TX LS Board Approved Provider.]

Utah

Biennial

24

12

March 31, Odd Year [All 24 PDHs are due by December 31, Even Year.]

Vermont

Biennial

20 for LS only

10 for LS only

September 30, Even Year. [Must take pre-approved courses. PDH Online | PDH Center is a VT LS Board Approved Provider.]

Virginia

Biennial

16 for PE
16 for LS

None

Varies [Licensees who renew their license after 3/31/2010 will need to meet the new PDH requirement.]

West Virginia

Annual

15 for PE

8 for LS

8 for PE

8 for LS

June 30
[LS: Must obtain 2 PDH's each in WV MTS and professional ethics in Board-approved courses every 4 years.]

Wisconsin

Biennial

30 for PE

20 for LS

15 for PE
0 for LS

July 31, Even Year. [Starting 2014. Of the 30 PDH required for PE: a min. 2 PDHs must be in the area of professional conduct and ethics; and a min. 13 PDHs must be through live-interactive training. PDHonline live webinars meet the WI Board live training requirement. Of the 20 PDH required for LS: a min. 2 PDHs must be in each of the following areas: WI Board Laws & Rules; professional conduct and ethics; and land surveying related topics. No live-interactive training is required for WI LS.]

Wyoming

Biennial

30

15

December 31, Even or Odd Year

Note 1: This summary table is for information only. States not listed may have introduced continuing education requirements for professional engineers and land surveyors since the data in this table were updated. Please check with your state board of registration for the latest information.

Last Update: 8/20/2014