Pennsylvania Professional Engineering Continuing Education Requirements

Pennsylvania professional engineers are required to earn 24 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. courses are accepted by the Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.  The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

We pride ourselves on ensuring your license renewal requirements are met; we thoroughly reviewed the Pennsylvania laws and rules line item by line item; and even built a course just for Pennsylvania Laws and Rules, as well as several packages just for Pennsylvania Engineers. 

Access the Pennsylvania laws and rules here, just click Add to Cart. The PA101.pdf presents all laws and rules compiled in one easy to use document.

You can also access the Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists website here to view the laws and rules online. 

Subject Requirement
Hours Required

24 PDH biennially

Renewal Dates September 30 Odd Years
Course Approval The Board does not require pre-approval for providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board's requirements
Course Content Technical, ethical, or managerial content relevant to the practice of engineering.
Online Courses Accepted. For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education.
PDH Carryover A maximum of 12 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
 Additional 1. Dual licensees must complete the 24 PDH requirement for each profession. However, if a course is applicable to more than one profession, it can be applied to the PDH requirements of each.
2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years. EZpdh helps you meet this requirement by providing you with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course. Additionally, your certificates of completion are securely maintained by EZpdh for a minimum of seven years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account.



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