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North Carolina Engineer Continuing Education RequirementsListed below is a summary of North Carolina State requirements:
|Hours Required:||15 Hours annually
|Renewal Deadline:||December 31 every year for all engineers|
|Course Approval:||The Board does not pre-approve specific courses, but does pre-approve course sponsors. Engineers are not required to earn hours from an approved sponsor. However, courses provided by an approved sponsor are assured to be accepted by the Board.|
|Course Content:||No specific guidance or restrictions on course content are provided by the Board. The course must have a "clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice".|
NC - Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors
4601 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Tel: 919-791-2000 ext 104
|Valid Course Work:||PDH units may be earned as follows:
•Completion of college courses.
•Completion of continuing education courses.
•Completion of correspondence, televised, videotaped, audiotaped, and other short courses/tutorials.
•Presenting or attending seminars, in-house courses, workshops, or professional or technical presentations made at meetings, conventions or conferences.
•Teaching or instructing in Items (1) through (4) of this Rule.
• Authoring published papers, articles, or books.
•Active participation in professional or technical societies.
•Authoring exam questions accepted for use in the engineering or land surveying exams.
|Converting Education to PDH:||The conversion of other units of credit to PDH units is as follows:
(1) 1 College or unit semester hour 45 PDH
(2) 1 College or unit quarter hour 30 PDH
(3) 1 Continuing Education Unit 10 PDH
(4) 1 Contact hour of professional development in course work, seminars, or professional or technical presentations made at meetings, conventions or conferences. Contact hours equal the actual time of instruction and shall be credited to the nearest one-third of an hour. 1 PDH
(5) For teaching in Items (1) – (4) of this Rule, PDH credits are doubled. Teaching credit is valid for teaching a course or seminar for the first time only. Teaching credit does not apply to full-time faculty, as defined by the institution where a licensee is teaching.
(6) Each published paper, article or book. 10 PDH
(7) Active participation in professional and technical society. (Each organization.) 2 PDH
(8) Each patent 10 PDH
(9) Each question used 2 PDH
|Recordkeeping:||The licensee shall maintain the following records to be used to support credits claimed:
(1) a log showing the type of activity claimed, title or specific subject, sponsoring organization, location, duration, date, instructor's or speaker's name, and PDH credits earned, and other information on a form as prescribed by the Board; and
(2) attendance verification records in the form of completion certificates, or other documents supporting evidence of attendance.These records must be maintained for a period of three years and copies may be requested by the board for audit verification purposes. The Board shall approve other records that contain the information required by this Rule.
Florida Professional Engineer Continuing Education RequirementsListed below is a summary of Florida State requirements:
|Hours Required:||18 PDH Biennially|
|Renewal Deadline:||February 28th odd years|
|Max Online Hours Allowed:||18|
|PDH/CE Carryover Allowed:||0|
|Course Approval:||The Florida Board of Professional Engineers
pre-approves providers of continuing education classes.
(On-Line-Classes.com) is a Board-approved sponsor in the State of Florida, Provider #0005141.
|Engineer Course Content:||
One (1) hour must relate to the Laws and Rules of professional engineers.
|Engineer Reporting:||Florida Administrative Code, state that engineer licensees are responsible for maintaining sufficient records demonstrating completion of qualifying professional development hours for at least two licensure cycles four (4) years.|
|Engineering Board Information:||FL - Board of Professional Engineers
2507 Callaway Road Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32303
To visit FL - Board of Professional Engineers website: click here
|Valid Engineer Course Work:||Qualifying Activities for Area of Practice Requirement.
(1) Successful completion of college classes.
(2) Successful completion of continuing education classes, successful completion of correspondence, televised,
Internet, videotaped, and other short classes/tutorials or attending seminars, workshops or professional and
technical presentations at meeting, conventions or conferences presented/sponsored by a provider approved under
Rule 61G15-22.011. F.A.C.
(3) Teaching or instruction in subsection (1) or (2) above. However, teaching credit is valid for teaching classes
or seminar for the first time only. Teaching credit does not apply to full-time faculty.
(4) Authoring published papers, articles, books, or accepted licensee examination items for NCEES.
(6) Active participation in professional or technical societies. Civic or trade organizations do not qualify under
this provision. Credit for this activity requires that the licensee serve as an officer of the organization.
PDH credits are not earned until the end of each year of completed service.
|Conversion of Education
Units to Engineer PDH:
|(1) One (1) college or unit semester hour
credit is equal to 15 PDH.
(2) One (1) college or unit quarter hour credit is equal to 10 PDH.
(3) One (1) continuing education unit is equal to 10 PDH.
(4) On (1) contact hour of professional development in course work, seminars, or professional or technical
presentations made at meetings, conventions, or conferences is equal to 1 PDH or if teaching, 2 PDH.
(5) Each published paper, article, or book is equal to 10 PDH.
(6) Authoring accepted licensee examination items for NCEES is equal to 2 PDH.
(7) Each patent id equal to 10 PDH.
(8) Active participation in professional and technical societies as described in subsection 61G15-22.003(6),
F.A.C. Each hour of participation is equal to 1 PDH, with a maximum credit of 2 PDH for each organization.
|Demonstrating Compliance:||In order to demonstrate compliance, licenses must execute
a signed statement at any time during the biennium and
submit said statement to the Board office at that time or by accompanying their renewal from with said statement
and return it to the Board office with their renewal. For each qualifying activity listed, the following information
must be included on the statement:
(1) Title of activity and a description.
(2) The date, location and provider of the activity.
(3) The area of practice to which the activity applies.
(4) The number of PDH credits claimed for each activity.
In addition, the board shall use attendance information submitted by the provider to determine whether licensees
can demonstrate compliance.
|Engineer Record Keeping:||It is the licensees responsibility to maintain sufficient records to demonstrate completion of qualifying professional development hours for at least two licensure cycles (four years).|
|Governing Statutes:||To view Florida Statutes Chapter 471 ENGINEERING: click here|
Texas Professional Engineer Continuing Education RequirementsListed below is a summary of Texas State requirements:
|Hours Required:||15 Hours annually|
|Renewal Deadline:||Renewals are staggered quarterly, March 31, June 30, Sept 30, Dec 31, based on date of licensure. The first renewal period is due 9 months from the date of licensure; after that, they are annually.|
|Online PDHs:||15 hours allowed - For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education classes.|
|Carryover Allowed:||14 hours allowed - you may not carryover your ethics hour.|
|Engineer Course Approval:||The Texas Board of Professional Engineers does not pre-approve or endorse any CEP activities. however, the Board is the final authority with respect to whether classes or activity meets the requirements of these rules. It is the responsibility of each license holder to assure that all PDH credits claimed meet CEP requirements. All State Professional Engineering Boards which have reviewed and/or audited our Engineering Classes have accredited our institution and course curriculum for the Engineering Profession.|
|Engineer Course Content:||Courses must have a "clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the license holder's field of practice". At least one PDH must be relevant to professional ethics, roles and responsibilities of professional engineering, or review of the Texas Engineering Practice Act and board rules.|
|Engineer Reporting:||Reporting of CPC activities will be made during the license renewal process. Verification of a registrant's CPC records will not be required for the license renewal process, but the board of registration may ask to review such verification.|
|State Professional Engineers Board Website:||http://www.tbpe.state.tx.us/CEP_Info.htm|
|Contact Information:||TX - Board of Professional Engineers
1917 IH 35 South
Austin, TX 78741
|Valid Engineering Course Work:||Texas Engineer PDH units may be earned as follows:
(1) Successful completion or auditing of college credit classes.
(2) Successful completion of continuing education classes, either offered by a professional or trade organization, university or college, or offered in-house by a corporation, other business entity, professional or technical societies, associations, agencies, or organizations, or other group.
(3) Successful completion of correspondence, on-line, televised, videotaped, and other short classes/tutorials.
(4) Presenting or attending seminars, in-house classes, workshops, or professional or technical presentations made at meetings, conventions, or conferences sponsored by a corporation, other business entity, professional or technical societies, associations, agencies, or organizations, or other group.
(5) Teaching or instruction (1) through (4) above.
(6) Authoring published papers, articles, books, or accepted licensing examination items.
(7)Active participation in professional or technical societies, association, agencies, or organizations, including:
(A) Serving as an elected or appointed official;
(B) Serving on a committee of the organization;
(C) Serving in other official positions.
(8) Patents Issued.
(9) Engaging in self-directed study.
|Converting Education to Engineer PDH Units:||The conversion of other units of credit
to PDH units is as follows:
(1) One college or unit semester hour - 15 PDH.
(2) One college or unit quarter hour - 10 PDH.
(3) One Continuing education unit - 10 PDH.
(4) One hour of professional development in course work, seminars, or professional or technical
presentations made at meetings, conventions, or conferences - 1 PDH.
(5) One hour of professional development through self-directed study - 1 PDH (Not to exceed 5 PDH)
(6) Each published paper, article, or book - 10 PDH.
(7) Active participation in professional or technical society, association, agency, or organization - 1 PDH
(Not to exceed 5 PDH).
(8) Each patent id equal - 15 PDH.
(9) Other activities shall be credited at 1 PDH for each hour of participation in the activity.
|Engineer Recordkeeping:||The license holder is responsible for maintaining
records to be used to support credits claimed.
Records requires include, but are not limited to:
(1) A log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, instructor's or speakers'
name and PDH credits earned.
(2) Attendance verification records in the form of completion certificates or other documents supporting evidence
The license holder must submit certification that CEP requirements have been satisfied for that renewal year with the renewal application and fee.
The registrant should maintain these records for a period of 3 years and copies may be requested by the board for verification purposes.
|Additional Information:||To visit the website of TX - Board of Professional Engineers: click here|