We offer a convenient, inexpensive option for obtaining the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) you need to maintain your license. Our videotape, DVD, audiotape and CD courses, produced by various engineering organizations, provide high quality continuing education at a fraction of the cost of attending live seminars or classes.
It is our understanding that
North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, New York, Indiana and Maryland are the only states currently utilizing the
Approved Sponsor approach. In North Carolina and Louisiana, engineers are not required to take courses from Approved Sponsors, but
if they do, they are assured that the courses will be accepted by the
Board. In Florida, New York, Indiana and Maryland, engineers are required to take courses from an approved Continuing Education Provider. Our Florida Provider Number is 0003547.
In New York, our courses are classified as "educational activities," in which a maximum of 18 PDH`s may be earned per three-year renewal cycle. But not all of our courses are acceptable as "educational activities" in New York. To be acceptable in New York, educational activities must contribute to the professional practice of professional engineers and land surveyors. The subject matter of the educational activities must be related to the professional practice, not the business aspects or profitability of a firm. For example, courses in management, accounting, finance, and marketing are not acceptable in New York. Also, educational activities that address rules, laws and regulations must relate specifically to federal or New York State rules, laws and regulations. Courses designed to prepare an engineer to take the PE exam are not acceptable in New York. In general, if you are registered in New York, choose a course that is technical in nature and relates to your professional practice. Based on the New York guidelines, the following courses that we offer are not acceptable in New York, listed alphabetically, then numerically, by course number: A201 (or CD201), A210, A209 (or CD209), A414 (or CD414), CD303, CD317, CD318, CD319, CD321, CD322, CD326, CD410, CD415, CD416, CD417, CD418, CD419, CD420, CD421, CD425, CD426, CD504, CD505, CE1 (or DVD-CE1), CE2 (or DVD-CE2), CE3 (or DVD-CE3), CE4 (or DVD-CE4), CE5 (or DVD-CE5), CE6 (or DVD-CE6), CHE1 (or DVD-CHE1), CHE2 (or DVD-CHE2), EE1 (or DVD-EE1), EE2 (or DVD-EE2), EE3 (or DVD-EE3), ENV1 (or DVD-ENV1), ENV2 (or DVD-ENV2), ENV3 (or DVD-ENV3), ENV4 (or DVD-ENV4), EWTP (or DVD-EWTP), ME1 (or DVD-ME1), ME2 (or DVD-ME2), V101, V102 (or DVD102), V112, V120, V403 (or DVD403), V404 (or DVD404), V405 (or DVD405), V407 (or DVD407), V409 (or DVD409), V410 (or DVD410), 811, 812, 813, 815, 816, 823, 827, 828, 829, and all 711-courses except 711-AE and 711-X.
other states which currently have mandatory Continuing Professional
Competency requirements (AL, AL, AR, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, ND, OK, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, WY), it is generally the responsibility of the
engineer to select a course that meets the state guidelines. In
these states, taped courses are
acceptable if the content is deemed appropriate by the engineer, if
there is some mechanism for verifying that the course was completed (as
our test does), and if a Certificate of Completion is provided
(which we do provide). Iowa allows a maximum of 10 PDH`s per biennium in "Independent Study," and structural engineers registered in Illinois are allowed to take a maximum of 10 PDH`s in correspondence type courses. Wisconsin requires that at least 13 PDH`s per biennium be in live training.
We recommend that you review the specific
requirements of the states in which you are registered.
The Florida Board requires Approved Sponsors to submit
including the names of all registrants
completing courses during that period and the PDH credits earned. We maintain records of all courses taken with us. Each engineer is also responsible for keeping records of
his/her PDH activities.