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  1. Are the PDH credits awarded by PDH Center through PDHcenter.com/PDHonline.org recognized by the various state boards of registration for PE & PLS?
  2. How may I become a PDHonline course provider?
  3. Why do you have several almost identical websites?
  4. Do you report PDH credits to the state boards?
  5. Do you offer live seminars?
  6. Why can't I find my PDH records at myfloridalicense.com?

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1. Are the PDH credits awarded by PDH Center through PDHcenter.com/PDHonline.org recognized by the various state boards of registration for PE & PLS?

Florida Board Approval Letter Louisiana Board Approval Letter Maryland Board Approval Letter New Jersey Board Approval Letter New York Board Approval Letter North Carolina Board Approval Letter Tennessee Board Approval Letter Tennessee Board Approval Letter Tennessee Board Approval Letter


Professional Engineer (PE):

We are an Approved PDH Course Provider (Sponsor) for PE in the ALL the states that require approval or have pre-approval program. These states are:

  1. Florida (#0003413)
  2. Louisiana
  3. New York*
  4. North Carolina

The following state PE boards require mandatory continuing education, but do not pre-approve any continuing education provider or activity. They leave the choice up to you:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Georgia
  4. Idaho
  5. Illinois
  6. Iowa
  7. Kansas
  8. Maine
  9. Minnesota
  10. Mississippi
  11. Missouri
  12. Montana
  13. Nebraska
  14. Nevada
  15. New Hampshire
  16. New Mexico
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Oregon
  19. South Carolina
  20. South Dakota
  21. Tennessee
  22. Texas
  23. Utah
  24. West Virginia
  25. Wyoming

Approved Sponsor/Provider

All of our online courses comply with the Continuing Professional Competency Guidelines published by National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and, therefore, should be acceptable to all the state boards requiring mandatory continuing education. In order for your state board to accept your PDH's, you need to choose courses that will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge related to your field of practice.

PDH Center (PDHonline.org/PDHcenter.com) is a Board Approved or Recognized Sponsor/Provider of continuing education activities for Professional Engineers in the following states:

*Attention NY Licensed PE & PLS:

PDHonline.org, Inc./PDH Center is a New York State Board Approved Continuing Education Sponsor. There are two categories of acceptable continuing education in the state of New York:

 
  1. Educational Activities : A maximum of 18 hours may be in educational activities for professional engineers and a maximum of 8 hours may be in educational activities for land surveyors. Acceptable educational activities include online courses, audio/video courses, and other structured self-study programs that include a testing instrument and is offered by an approved sponsor. PDH online courses in the following areas belong to this category and are accepted by the New York State Board:

    • Technical courses in all subject areas.
    • Courses related to laws and regulations governing the practice of engineering and/or land surveying in the state of New York.
    • Courses related to matters of laws and ethics that contribute to the health and welfare of the public.

    Note: New York State Board does not accept courses that do not directly contribute to the professional practice in the state of New York, which include:


    • Courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, insurance, real estate, and basic CAD.
    • Courses addressing the laws and rules for practicing engineering and/or land surveying in states other than the New York state.

  2. Live Courses: A minimum of 18 hours of continuing education must be completed in live courses for professional engineers and a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education must be completed in live courses for land surveyors. All 36 hours for professional engineers or 24 hours for land surveyors may be completed through acceptable live courses. Acceptable live courses include webinars, seminars, workshops, lectures, technical presentations, telecourses, teleconferences, and other instructional methods that provide a student the opportunity for immediate interaction with an instructor/presenter. Our webinars belong to this category and are accepted by the New York State Board as continuing education courses.

In addition, we are a Board Approved or Recognized Sponsor/Provider of continuing education activities for Professional Land Surveyors in the following states:

To our knowledge, Louisiana, North Carolina, New York and Florida are the only four states that currently pre-approve courses or providers (vendors) in both engineering and surveying fields. Although Kentucky has separate pre-approval programs for land surveyors' continuing education activities, they usually accept courses pre-approved by another jurisdiction. In other states that have mandatory Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) requirements, it is generally the responsibility of the engineers and surveyors to select courses that meet the state guidelines. The typical state guidelines define a qualified course as one 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".

Designation as an Approved Sponsor/Provider indicates recognition by the Board of our online courses as meeting the required standards. Professional engineers and land surveyors in Florida and New York as well as professional land surveyors in Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Kentucky and New Jersey are required to take continuing education courses from Approved Providers. In Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, engineers and surveyors are not required to take courses from Approved Sponsors, but if they do, they are assured that their PDH credits will be accepted by the Board.

As an approved continuing education provider, PDH Center (PDHcenter.com/PDHonline.org) maintains records of all online PDH activities for at least seven (7) years. Our records include the name of the attendee who satisfactorily completed the course, type of activity claimed, date of activity, instructor's name, sponsoring organization, and the PDH credits earned. Copies of these records may be requested by sending emails to info@PDHcenter.com for audit verification purposes.

As an approved continuing education provider, PDH Center (PDHcenter.com/PDHonline.org) submits monthly or quarterly reports, including the names and license numbers of North Carolina PE & PLS, Florida PE & PLS, Tennessee PLS and Texas PLS completing the PDHonline courses during that month or quarter and the PDH credits earned, to the respective board of registration for professional engineers and surveyors. Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are the only four states that require reporting from the approved continuing education providers.

Note: Most states requiring CPC (CPD or PDH) do not pre-approve courses or providers (vendors), and leave the choice to the licensees. Click on FAQ for more information.

 






Land Surveyor (LS):

We are an Approved PDH Course Provider (Sponsor) for LS in the following states:

  1. Florida (Our CEP# 0002496)
  2. Louisiana
  3. Maryland
  4. Missouri
  5. New Jersey
  6. New York*
  7. North Carolina
  8. Tennessee
  9. Texas
  10. Vermont

The following state LS boards require mandatory continuing education, but do not pre-approve any continuing education provider or activity. They leave the choice up to you:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Georgia
  4. Idaho
  5. Illinois
  6. Iowa
  7. Kansas
  8. Maine
  9. Minnesota
  10. Mississippi
  11. Montana
  12. Nebraska
  13. Nevada
  14. New Hampshire
  15. New Mexico
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Oregon
  18. South Carolina
  19. South Dakota
  20. West Virginia
  21. Wyoming

Our courses have not been directly registered with and approved by the following state LS boards:

  1. Delaware
  2. Kentucky**

**Kentucky land surveyors may take PDH online courses specifically approved by other state land surveying boards since KY LS Board accepts courses approved by their counterparts in other states.

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2. How may I become a PDHonline course provider?

If you are interested in becoming a PDHonline course provider, you should submit a resume, a brief biography and a list of proposed course topics to info@PDHonline.org. We review your educational background and practical experience and notify you of the result. For more information, please click "Provider" on the top menu bar.

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3. Why do you have several almost identical websites?

To provide the highest quality service with the least interruption, we operate several mirror sites for the convenience of our valued customers. PDHcenter.com, PDHcenter.org and PDHonline.org are just some of the websites owned and maintained by our organization. If you have difficulty in accessing one of our websites, please try to access another one. All of our online courses are available through any of the above websites. You may even use the same user ID and password to access any of our websites.

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4. Do you report PDH credits to the state boards?

Yes. As an approved continuing education provider, PDHonline.org submits monthly or quarterly reports when required. Three states currently require reporting. The reports include the names and license numbers of all registrants in Florida and North Carolina, and Tennessee PLSs completing the PDHonline courses during that month or quarter and the PDH credits earned.

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5. Do you offer live seminars?

Yes, we offer live web seminars (webinars) through the Internet for certain topics. You can attend our webinars from your home or office using a computer and/or telephone.

Our live webinar program has been approved by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying. Please click "Live Courses & Web Seminars" for the upcoming webinar schedule.
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6. Why can't I find my PDH records at myfloridalicense.com?

As a Florida Board approved continuing education provider, PDHonline.org/PDHcenter.com submits a monthly PDH report to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. However, the board currently does not have the capability to enter the PDH records into the Florida DBPR LicensEase database of myfloridalicense.com. That is why your account at myfloridalicense.com does not show PDH records for the courses you took with us. However, you may manually enter your PDH credits through myfloridalicense.com starting September, 2006. Here is a detailed step-by-step guide to self-report your PDH through Florida DBPR's website:

  1. Go to http://www.myfloridalicense.com.
  2. On the home page of myfloridalicense.com, click on "Renew a License" under User Services.
  3. On the next screen, choose Path 1 for the first time users or Path 2 for the return users (the following steps are for Path 2 only).
  4. On the Online Services Log On screen, enter User ID (a numerical number assigned to you by FL DBPR) and PIN. Then click on "Log On" button.
  5. The next screen shows your Account Summary. On this screen, click on the blue link "Report Continuing Education" (near the middle of the screen, below "Pay Fines").
  6. On the Reporting Summary screen, click on the link "Add/Update Continuing Education Course".
  7. On the Add/Update Continuing Education Course screen, click on the link "Search for Approved Providers". A pop-up box will open.
  8. On the Provider Search pop-up screen, choose "Laws and Rules" or "Areas of Practice" from the drop down menu, and enter PDH for Provider Name before clicking on the "Search" button.
  9. On the Provider Search pop-up screen, choose "PDHonline.org, Inc. / PDH Center"
  10. On the Add/Update Continuing Education Course screen, enter Continuing Education Course Name, Date of Completion and Hours, and then click on "Submit" button.
  11. The next CE Reporting Summary screen will show the reported course and hours. This screen also provides the editing or deleting function.
  12. Repeat the above Steps 6 through 11 to enter additional courses you have completed.
Once you complete the self-reporting process, you should be able to see your PDH record when you click on "View Continuing Ed" on the left menu bar of your account webpage, and you may renew your Florida PE license online using your credit card. If you prefer to renew your license by mail, you should send your renewal form along with the evidence of your PDH credits to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

For additional information, please visit the Board website below:

Florida Board of Professional Engineers
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