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, Education, CPD = Continuing Professional Development
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]

Alabama

Annual

15

15

December 31

Arkansas

Annual

15

15

December 31

Delaware

Biennial

24 for LS only

12 for LS only

June 30, Odd Year
[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 (Yes, we are 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

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 for LS only

30 for LS only

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 LS
: Min. 4 PDH's in board laws & rules and 2 PDH's in ethics training every 2 years; Max. 10 PDH's through online courses.]

Iowa

Biennial

30

15

December 31, Odd or Even Year
[A maximum of 10 PDHs can be obtained online for each renewal cycle.]

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

16 for LS only

4 for LS only

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 (Yes, we are 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 LS only

12 for LS only

Varies
[No more than 8 PDH's may be in Category B program.]

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.]

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

15

Varies

New Jersey

Biennial

24 for LS only

8 for LS only

April 30, Even Year
[LS course pre-approval or post-approval program is available.]

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 (Yes, we are a NY Approved Provider). For PE: Min. 18 PDH's must be from live courses. For LS: Min. 16 PDH's must be from live courses.]

North Carolina

Annual

15

15

December 31
[The Board pre-approves sponsors of CPC activities (Yes, we are a NC Board Approved Sponsor).]

Ohio

Annual

15

15

December 31 (Starting 2007)

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.

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

24

12

Varies
[Majority of the PDH's earned must be in health, safety & welfare (HSW) aspects or in technical areas.]

Texas

Annual

15 for PE

8 for LS

14 for PE

8 for LS

Varies for PE, December 31 for LS
[For PE: Min. 1 PDH must be in ethics training or board laws and rules.]

West Virginia

Annual

15 for PE

8 for LS

8 for PE

8 for LS

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

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: 11/6/2006.