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PE Renewal Info to Maintain Your License

Guide to Engineering Continuing Education by State

What are the NCEES guidelines to renew your Professional Engineer license in all 50 states? Which states approve continuing education providers? And…what’s the most up-to-date PE renewal info to maintain your license?

While engineers are required to complete continuing education courses in order to maintain their license in more than 30 states, few state boards approve continuing education providers. Other than the states of New York, North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Maryland, and New Jersey, there currently isn’t a program in place to pre-approve continuing education providers or courses for states across the U.S.

PE Renewal Info for all 50 states across the U.S.

General NCEES Guidelines and PE Renewal Info

Continuing education activities offering PDH credits are typically accepted if:

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”.

Online engineering courses are accepted for PDH credit by all states that require continuing education activities if they meet a certain state’s requirements. PDH Source recommends that you review the specific PE renewal info and requirements of the states in which you’re registered to determine whether a continuing education course or webinar meets state board guidelines.

Ensure Your PDH Credit Can Be Independently Verified

While you’re typically responsible for maintaining records of all the engineering continuing education activities in case they’re requested by a state board, completion of online courses must also be independently verified to be accepted for credit. To verify that you’ve successfully completed an online course, you must pass a graded quiz and your course provider must keep a Certificate of Completion on file for a certain length of time depending on the specific state board’s requirements.

Determining the Best Provider of PDHs

How can you determine the best provider of engineering courses and webinars to stay on top of the latest trends and earn the PDHs you need to renew your PE license? As a best practice, ensure you thoroughly understand all of the PE renewal info for your state(s) and that your continuing education provider is state-board approved and can independently verify your PDHs.

Not only is PDH Source an approved provider of continuing education activities in all states that approve providers, but our courses and webinars have been accepted for PDH credit by all the state boards that don’t pre-approve course providers. And as a customer-centric business that aims to swim against the current of industry trends, we guarantee a full refund if the PDH credits you earn from PDH Source are rejected by your state board for any reason.

Upon passing a course quiz or viewing a Live & Interactive webinar from PDH Source, we’ll send you a Certificate of Completion and keep a record of it for 7 years, which meets (or exceeds) the requirements outlined by all state boards that require engineers to engage in continuing education.

Our courses are now timed and thus accepted by states that require “timed” courses. Our live webinars also meet the “Live & Interactive” requirements in all states that require continuing education for engineers.

States Requiring Continuing Education for Engineers

Below is a list of U.S. states that require continuing education to renew a Professional Engineer license.  Please click on each state for details. More information can be found on each state’s website.

30 PDH by December 31st biennially in odd years.


24 PDH due biennially on 12/31 odd years

All 24 hours must be related to the licensee’s area of practice.


30 PDH by December 31st biennially.

Even numbered licenses. Renew even-numbered years). Odd numbered licenses. Renew in odd-numbered years).


24 PDH biennially by June 30th of even years

No less than 3 PDH and no more than 6 PDH shall be related to professional ethics Maximum of 9 PDH may be taken in business or project management The balance shall be related to the licensee’s area of practice


18 hours CE required biennially for renewal 2/28 odd years.

1-hour Ethics. 1 hour Laws & Rules. 4 hours must relate to the licensee’s area of practice. Remaining hours may relate to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering

Provider approval Course providers must be approved by the Florida Board of engineers.
PDH Source, LLC has also been approved to be a Florida Board of Professional Engineers Continuing Education Provider (PERIOD ENDING 05/31/2021), offering Online CE courses, Laws and Rules and Ethics (Provider Number #0006388 and License Number #592).  Laws and Rules License # 0010303,  Ethics License # 0010486.


30 PDH biennially by December 31 even years.

All 30 hours can be taken in online courses.


30 PDH every two years. Renewal occurs on the last day of the month based on the licensee’s date of birth.

Licensees born in an even year will renew on the last day of their birth month in even numbered years. Licensees born in an odd year will renew on the last day of their birth month in odd numbered years.


30 PDH required biennially Due by November 30th odd years

All 30 PDHs can be taken in online courses



Approved CE Provider for Engineering. License Number: CE21800068
30 PDH by July 31st even years
1 hour must be in ethics
1 hour must be in Indiana’s Laws and Rules


30 PDH by December 31st, biennially based on initial date of licensure.

Maximum of 10 hours can be taken in online courses

Minimum of 20 hours in Live Training


30 PDH by April 30th biennially based on last name.

Last name A-L renew April 30th even years Last name M-Z renew April 30th odd year


30 PDH required biennially Due by June 30th based on last name

A – K odd years L – Z even years

All 30 PDH can be taken online


30 PDH.

License renewal on March 31 and September 30 biennially based upon the year of initial licensure.

1 PDH must be in professional ethics

8 PDH must be in Codes (Life Safety Code, Building Codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines by every professional engineer licensee who designs buildings and/or building systems).

Licenses expiring in March 31st and September 30th in 2018, must complete an additional 15 PDHs by the end of 2017 for their renewal period ending in 2020.

Provider approval The Board does pre-approve course providers. PDH Source is an approved course provider.


30 hours due December 31st odd years.

All 30 hours can be taken in online courses


24 PDH biennially based on date of issuance.

Minimum of 18 PDH units in Category A programs, including a minimum of 1 PDH unit in content areas related to the standards of practice or care, laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland, or professional engineering ethics; and a Maximum of 6 PDH units in Category B programs.

Provider approval: The Board does pre-approve course providers. PDH Source are a pre- approved provider for Category A. 


30 hours of continuing education is required for a biennial renewal.

Licenses renew on October 31st biennially based on the year of issuance.

All courses may be taken online


24 PDH due June 30th even years.


15 PDH due December 31st annually

1 PDH of Ethics training every two years.


30 PDH due December 31st biennially based on original licensure year.

All 30 hours can be taken in online courses


30 PDH biennially by June 30th even years


30 hours due December 31st biennially based on licensees last name.

1 hour must be in professional ethics Renewal occurs biennially based on last name: A-K December 31 odd years. L-Z December 31 even years


30 PDH due biennially based on licensees last name.

Last Name: A-F, December 31st, Odd years

Last Name: G-K, June 30th, Odd years

Last Name: L-R, December 31st, Even years

Last Name: S-Z, June 30th, Even years


30 PDH biennially by last day of the birth month.

All 30 PDH can be taken in online courses.


24 CPC biennially by April 30th even years.

2 hours must be in Ethics.

Provider approval The Board pre-approve course providers. PDH Source is an approved course providers.


30 PDH due December 31st biennially based on license number.

Even License Numbers – December 31st even years Odd License Numbers – December 31st odd years

Minimum of 2 PDH in ethics.


36 CE hours required

18 hours may be online coursework

18 hours min. of live coursework.

Provider approval The Board pre-approve course providers.  PDH Source is an approved course provider  Sponsor #179 . 


15 PDH due December 31st annually.

Provider approval The Board pre-approve course providers.  PDH Source is an approved course provider.


30 PDH biennially due December 31st even years

A minimum of 20 PDH must be in technical subjects that directly safeguard the public’s health, safety & welfare.

A maximum of 10 PDH’s may be in nontechnical professional management subjects such as ethics-oriented or administration-oriented computer classes.


30 CPD hours will be due by 12/31 odd years.

No limit on credits earned through online courses.

Our System meets the OH Board requirements including the tracking and monitoring component, so ALL our courses & Webinars would count as online courses.

Ohio Board also accepts correspondence courses at up to 3 hours per year (6 PDH per biennial renewal cycle).


30 PDH biennially based on last name.


30 PDH biennially based on last name.

December 31st of odd years for last names A through F

June 30 of odd years for last names G through K

December 31st of even years for last names L through R

June 30 of even years for last names S through Z

All can be taken online.   


24 PDH by September 30th of odd years

All 24 hours can be taken in online courses.


30 PDH biennially by June 30th even years.


30 PDH biennially based on date of issuance.

Minimum of 20 PDH must be in technical subjects that lead to further professional development in the licensee’s field of practice.

Maximum of 10 PDH may be in professional management subjects such as total quality management, professional business practice, or ethics.


24 PDH biennially based on date of initial licensure.

At least 13 PDH must be HSW related

All 24 hours can be taken in online courses.


15 hours required annually.

1 hour must be in Ethics

All hours may be completed online

Renewal deadlines are staggered quarterly based on the date of licensure: – March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31


30 hours due By March 31st in odd years.


30 PDH due biennially on July 31st of even years.


16 hours due biennially based on date of issuance of license


30 PDH by December 31 even years.


30 PDH by July 31st in even years

A minimum of 2 PDHs must be in the area of professional conduct and ethics.

A minimum of 13 PDHs shall be in live training.

30 CPC hours every two years by December 31st based on year of initial licensure

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