In over 30 states, engineers are required to complete continuing education courses in order to maintain their license. To see our approval letters click on the red seal to the right.
North Carolina (S-0594)
Indiana (Approved Organization per IC 25-1-4-0.2)
Maryland (Approved by Letter)
There are four states that require pre-approval of course providers to accept their continuing education courses. These states are: New York, Florida, Maryland and North Carolina. We are a pre-approved provider for the state of Florida (# 0004849), North Carolina (# S-0594), and Maryland. If you are licensed in New York you may view the course materials; however, please be aware that at the moment these courses will not count towards your PDH requirements. New Jersey has recently suspended their course pre-approval program and now lets the engineer determine if the course meets New Jersey continuing education course requirements. All courses provided on our site meeting the requirements for New Jersey continuing education. The State of Indiana has recongnized us as an approved organization. Thus all of our courses are accepted by the state of Indiana.
There are also states that pre-approve providers but do not require it such as Lousiana.
PDHLibrary courses will be accepted for PDH credit by all the state boards that don't pre-approve course providers. You are are backed up by our Money Back Guarantee, if for some reason your state denies a course you have taken with us, we will issue a refund and work with the state to gain approval for the course.
The state boards typically accept a PDH activity that meets the following criteria:
"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."
Correspondence, distance learning and internet courses are accepted by all the states that require continuing education activities provided that the course meets the Board's requirements and provided that completion of the course can be independently verified. Most states have no restrictions on the number of PDHs that can be earned each renewal period through online continuing education. However, three states have placed limits on how many internet based PDH's are allowed.
These states have limits as follows:
Iowa - up to 10 online PDH’s for self study courses.
Illinois - up to 10 online PDH’s for Structural Engineers only
New York - up to 18 online PDH’s of “Educational Activities”
The state boards consider completion of a course to be independently verified if you must take and pass a quiz to successfully complete the course, the quiz is graded and the results are kept on file by the course provider for a prescribed length of time. The number of years results are kept on file varies by State. In addition to providing you with a certificate at time of course completion, we keep records for 10 yrs. which or exceeds the requirements of all states requiring continuing education. It is generally the engineer's responsibility to maintain records of continuing education activities and to submit the records to the board upon request.
You can check your state's continuing education requirements by clicking on "State Requirements" on the left navigation bar.
Florida is the only state that requires the continuing education provider to report the students PDH activity periodically. We will provide all the necessary information required including: your name, P.E. number, course topic, course author, date of completion and the PDH units awarded for course completion. In addition to providing you with a certificate at time of course completion, we keep records for 10 yrs. which meets or exceeds the requirements of all states requiring continuing education.
As for the remaining states, you are ultimately responsible for maintaining and submitting all records of your course activities required by your State Licensing Board. We have made it easy to track your online PDH activity with us by making all of your records available to you online. All of your courses taken as well as your "Certificate of Completion" are available under "My Account/Courses Taken"