COVID-19 UPDATES - Below is a summary of PDH requirement modifications from state boards. Please review the state board websites for the latest updates as requirements are changing often.


Delaware - If impacted by Covid-19, licensees may request a 60-day extension. 

D.C. - PDH requirements have been waived for 8/31/20 renewal period.

Idaho - PDH requirements are suspended "during the Covid-19 Response Period".

Iowa - The number of required PDH hours have been modified.  PDH may be independent study.

Kansas - PDH timeline has been extended to 90 days after the State of Disaster Emergency ends.

Maryland - PDH timeline has been extended to 30 days after the State of Disaster Emergency ends.

New Jersey - PDH timeline has been extended until 6/30/20.

New York - For renewals from 3/1/20 to 9/1/20, PDH can be "self-study" from an approved provider.

South Carolina - Encouraged to use online PDH. May also request an extension/exemption.

Tennessee - PDH requirements may be suspended, at the board's discretion. 

We are currently established to provide PDH for states shown.  Be sure to check back soon if your state isn't included yet as we are in the process of getting registered/approved for all states!


Did you know California has more registered resident P.E.'s than any other 2 states combined? Check out the info-graphic at the bottom of the page if you're curious about the number of P.E.s in the U.S.

Professional Engineer PDH / CPD Requirements by State

ALABAMA

ALABAMA

ALABAMA

  • 15 PDH annually
  • December 31st yearly
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders

ALASKA

ALABAMA

ALABAMA

  • 24 PDH biennially
  • December 31st odd-number yrs
  • 12 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

ARIZONA

ALABAMA

ARKANSAS

Arizona does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses.  

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA

ARKANSAS

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • December 31st odd/even years depending on license #
  • 30 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

 California does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses.

COLORADO

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

Colorado does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses. 

CONNECTICUT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses. 

DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

CONNECTICUT

  • 24 PDH biennially
  • June 30 of even-numbered yrs
  • 0 PDH carryover allowed
  • 3-6 PDH required in Ethics
  • Max of 9 PDH in Proj. Mgmt/Business skills
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

  • 20 PDH biennially
  • Aug 31 even-numbered yrs
  • No carryover guidance given
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT (currently) need board approval
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

*FLORIDA*

*FLORIDA*

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.)

  • Provider and/or courses DO need to be board reviewed & approved by the state licensing board.
  • We currently have an approval pending, and we hope to have courses available soon!

GEORGIA

*FLORIDA*

GEORGIA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • December 31 even-numbered yrs
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

HAWAII

*FLORIDA*

GEORGIA

Hawaii does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses. 

IDAHO

*INDIANA*

ILLINOIS

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Last day of license's birth month, depending on if born even/odd yr.
  • 30 PDH carryover allowed
  • Online courses must be used in conjunction with other activities
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

ILLINOIS

*INDIANA*

ILLINOIS

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Nov 30 of odd-number yrs for P.E.
  • Nov 30 of even-number yrs S.E.
  • 0 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for P.E. online courses
  • S.E. limited to 10 hrs/year
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval
  • Business Skills, Firm Management, & Personal Development courses are not accepted course topics.
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

*INDIANA*

*INDIANA*

*INDIANA*

  • Provider and/or courses DO need to be board reviewed & approved by the state licensing board.
  • We currently have an approval pending, and we hope to have courses available soon!

IOWA

KENTUCKY

*INDIANA*

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • December 31st, depending on date of initial license
  • 2 PDH in Ethics required.
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 
  • Max 10 PDH allowed for online courses
  • Iowa has 2 groups for PDH.  See the document at the link below for more information on limits. 

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • April 30th, year depending on name
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed (no carryover allowed for 1st reporting period)
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • June 30th, year depending on name
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

LOUISIANA

*MARYLAND*

LOUISIANA

  • 15 PDH each calendar year
  • Dec 31st yearly
  • 7 PDH carryover allowed
  • 1+ PDH in Ethics required
  • 4 PDH required in Life Safety Code, Building Codes, or ADA for P.E. involved in building/building systems design
  • Limit 8 PDH per calendar day
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

MAINE

*MARYLAND*

LOUISIANA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Dec 31st odd-numbered yrs
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

*MARYLAND*

*MARYLAND*

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Provider and/or courses DO need to be board reviewed & approved by the state licensing board.
  • We currently have an approval pending, and we hope to have courses available soon!

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses. 

MICHIGAN

MASSACHUSETTS

MINNESOTA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • October 31st based on year of initial licensure
  • 0 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

MINNESOTA

MASSACHUSETTS

MINNESOTA

  • 24 PDH biennially
  • June 30 of even-numbered-year
  • 12 PDH carryover allowed
  • 2 PDH in ethics required (cannot be carreid over)
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

  • 15 PDH each calendar year
  • Dec 31st yearly
  • 1 PDH in Ethics required yearly
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

MISSOURI

MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Dec 31st, year depending on initial licensure
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

MONTANA

MISSISSIPPI

NEBRASKA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • June 30 of even-numbered yrs
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses 
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

NEBRASKA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEBRASKA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Dec 31st, year depending on last name
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • 1 PDH in Ethics required
  • 7.5 PDH limit per renewal cycle for online coures
  • Topics on Personal Development, Firm Mgmt. & Business/Software skills are not accepted  
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Jan 1st, year depending on last name
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses 
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • 30 CPD (PDH) biennially
  • Day/year depending on license birthday & year issued
  • 15 CPD (PDH) carryover allowed
  • PDH goes by CPD in New Hampshire
  • No limit for online courses 
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

*NEW JERSEY*

*NEW JERSEY*

*NEW JERSEY*

  • Provider and/or courses DO need to be board reviewed & approved by the state licensing board.
  • We currently have an approval pending, and we hope to have courses available soon!

NEW MEXICO

*NEW JERSEY*

*NEW JERSEY*

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Dec 31st depending on license number
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed, 2 PDH max for ethics to be carried over
  • 2 PDH required in Ethics
  • No limit for online courses 
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

*NEW YORK*

*NEW JERSEY*

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Provider and/or courses DO need to be board reviewed & approved by the state licensing board.
  • We currently have an approval pending, and we hope to have courses available soon!

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

  • 15 PDH each calendar year
  • Dec 31st yearly
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed 
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses are NOT required to have board approval, although providers CAN choose to be board approved.  Our course methods have been reviewed by NCBELS & we are properly setup to meet PDH course guidelines for N.C.
  • Topics on Personal Development & Firm Mgmt. are not accepted 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Dec 31st depending on year of initial licensure
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • 20 PDH required in license's field of practice.  10 PDH shall be in ethics & professional mgmt. 
  • No limit for online courses 
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

OHIO

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Dec 31st of odd-numbered yrs
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • 2 PDH Required in Ethics or P.E. laws and regulations
  • Graded online courses (unmonitored) are limited to 3 PDH per year
  • Topics on Personal Development are not accepted  
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

OKLAHOMA

PENNSYLVANIA

OKLAHOMA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Date/year depends on registration date
  • 15 PDH  carryover allowed
  • May alternately choose 15 PDH annually with no carryover 
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

OKLAHOMA

  • 30 CPD (PDH) biennially
  • Date/year depends on last name
  • 15 CPD (PDH) carryover allowed
  • PDH goes by CPD in Oregon
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA

  • 24 CPC (PDH) biennially
  • September 30 odd years
  • 12 CPC (PDH) carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

PENNSYLVANIA

Rhode Island does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses. 

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • June 30 of even-numbered years
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • Based on original date of licensure
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • 20 PDH required in license's field of practice.  10 PDH shall be in ethics & professional mgmt.
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

  • 24 PDH biennially
  • Based on original date of licensure
  • 12 PDH carryover allowed
  • 13 PDH in health/safety/welfare & technical competency
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

TEXAS

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

  • 15 PDH yearly
  • Quarterly, based on original date of licensure
  • 14 PDH carryover allowed
  • 1 PDH in Ethics required
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

UTAH

TENNESSEE

VERMONT

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • March 31st of odd-numbered yrs
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

VERMONT

WASHINGTON

VERMONT

  • 30 CPC (PDH) biennially
  • PDH goes by CPC in Vermont
  • July 31st even-numbered yrs
  • 15 CPC (PDH) carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

  • 16 PDH biennially
  • Based on date of original registration
  • 0 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

Washington does not currently require a minimum amount of annual PDH. Professional Engineers registered in the state can take any of our Engineering PDH courses. 

WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

  • 15 PDH annually
  • By June 30th
  • 8 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

WISCONSIN

WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

  • 30 PDH biennially
  • July 31st of even years 
  • 15 PDH carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses, however 13 PDH required by classroom or live webinar
  • 2 PDH Required in Ethics
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

WYOMING

WEST VIRGINIA

WYOMING

  • 30 CPC (PDH) biennially
  • PDH goes by CPC in Wyoming
  • December 31st based on date of initial registration.
  • 15 CPC (PDH) carryover allowed
  • No limit for online courses
  • Provider/courses do NOT need board approval 
  • See board website for details for dual Professional Engineer / Surveyor license holders 

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Which states accept PDH credits from ENGINEERING-PDH.COM?

Our courses & exams are based on the NCEES Continuing Professional Competency Guidelines, which is the guide used by most states for their continuing education requirements.  Our state coverage map can be viewed at the top of the page, which includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, D.C., Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Currently we are not set up yet for Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, & New York. Note however that we are currently in the process of getting registered and approved by these states and hope to be able to provide courses for these states in the next few months (updated 3/1/20).


ENGINEERING-PDH.COM makes every effort to stay current with the engineering licensing boards for each state.  However, with always changing rules by the state boards, we cannot guarantee that all information here is always accurate & up to date.  We encourage you to use this page as a summary of some of the key points for each state's P.E. licensing requirements only and be sure to frequently fully review your board's current PDH rules.

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Professional Engineer distribution in the U.S. by state

Currently, 8 states in the U.S. (AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, RI, WA) don't require Professional Engineers to have a minimum required amount of annual continuing education.  Based on the number of resident engineers licensed in each state (ref NCEES 2014), this equates to 73% of the P.E.'s in the U.S. which are required to meet a predetermined amount of annual or biannual PDH/CPD. 


A breakdown of the distribution of all of the registered Professional Engineers in the U.S. can be viewed below.  With over 65,000 registered resident P.E.s in CA, there are more registered resident P.E.'s in California than any other 2 states combined.