DiscountPDH has been the most popular, the most credible, and the most trusted continuing education company among the engineers and other professionals for the past 10 years. All of our courses are in compliance with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Guidelines and all State Boards of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
All of our courses have been accepted by Engineering Boards Nationwide. Every state that requires Pre-approval has Pre-approved us as a course provider. We are registered under our main company, Failure & Damage Analysis Inc. and we are a State Board of Engineers approved course provider
We are the only company in this industry that the President of the company is a licensed professional Engineer himself and can give a live 2 day seminar in continuing education for Engineers, Architects, Geologists and Contractors. Our name, courses, website, method of marketing have been copied by many newcomers who claim to have been in the industry for some time. But we take pride in being original and there is no substitute.
Although our clients are primarily Professional Engineers, our courses also qualify for registered Architects, Geologists, Land surveyors , Contractors, Home & Building Inspectors and Landscape Architects, ……….. As you will see while browsing through our website, we have over 3000 hours of continuing education to choose from.
We are the first and only company that reveals the course material and the quiz to the customers before they buy it. We feel that this gives our customers the opportunity to make an informed decision and determine if the course material would be beneficial to their area of study and interest before purchasing a course. Our goal is to give our customers the easiest and most affordable buying experience.
Conveniently, all of our courses and quizzes are available instantly at your fingertips. Your quizzes get graded before you even pay! You can take your quiz and print your certificate instantly. This will help those engineers who need to buy their courses in the last minute before their license expires.
All of our courses are designed to have a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge, directly or indirectly, relevant to the licensee's field of practice. All Subject matters are technical in nature and addresses business management practices, professional ethics, quality assurance, codes or other similar topics which facilitate the licensee's professional development as a professional engineer or serves to safeguard life, health and property and promote the public welfare.
Once you have simply signed up, all of the courses and certificates will be instantly ready, at your finger tips!
We are a pre-approved course provider for the following States that require pre-approval:
The PDH hours for the engineers registered in FL and NC are reported to their Board according to their Board’s Rules.
- Florida (#0003758 Area of Practice)
- North Carolina
- New York
- New Jersey
The following States do not need
Pre-approval and they leave the
selection of courses to the
engineers. All our courses have been
accepted / in compliance with the following States.
The following States do not
Pre-approve a provider or course and they leave the selection of courses to the discretion of the
Our approval with the following States that require Pre-approval is Pending.
Florida (in process)
Texas (not a member)
Vermont (in process)
Tennessee (in process)
North Carolina Approved
Maryland (in process)
New Jersey (Approved)
New York (Approved)
Missouri (in process)
We are an AIA/CES registered course provider for Architects
We have already been pre-approved in the states of Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida (#0003758 Area of Practice), and New York that require pre-approval. We are registered under our main company,Failure & Damage Analysis Inc. We are a State Board of Engineers approved course provider.
We report the credit hours for Florida engineers within 10 days after they have taken a course and passed the quiz to their Board. For the State of Florida we are only pre-approved in the Area of Practice. We are not pre-approved for Florida Rules and Laws.
This is the first year that Virginia requires continuing education; our courses are in compliance with the Virginia Board of Professional Engineers' requirements. You can be 100% self assured that our courses will be accepted by your board and pass the audit. As a matter of fact, we are so sure of our courses, that we offer a 100% money back guarantee if your board of engineers does not accept our courses for any reason. We would need a letter of denial from your board.
Although all the states share the same principles in their continuing education program, each one has slightly different requirements for their program.
We have 4 different sections in our engineering continuing education courses.
- Live seminars
- In-house corporate live seminars
- DVD & CD courses
- Online standard engineering courses
We have explained in each section how it works.
Our 15 PDH DVD and CD courses (home seminar) are a multimedia DVD of a live seminar. It contains PDF text files, computer animation, power point presentation and video clips. Your computer must have a DVD drive, however you do not watch this like a DVD movie or from your DVD player.
Our CD courses are PDF text files and some of them also have a power point presentation.
We do not give a test for our live seminars.
We hold every engineer responsible for knowing the PDH requirements of the State/States that he or she is registered in. There are 30 State Boards of Professional Engineers across the country, each one with different rules. We can not know or get updated with every state's requirements/changes on a daily basis. When you call to place an order, our secretary is simply there to take your order. She is not an expert in every state's PDH requirements. We expect the engineers know their own PDH requirements.
If you need a copy of your test, simply print the screen of your quiz before hitting the "Grade Me" button. If you need a copy of your score simply print the screen after you get graded. (For (some) seniors, to print your screen simply click on File on top of your tool bar and click print)
New York engineers
NYS does not accept 15 hour, one day seminar + CD combos as there is a particular wording for their certificates. We will arrange 8 PDH/one-day and 16 PDH/two-day all day live seminars for New York engineers in the State of New York in the future.
Also, the DVD Course: 15 PDH, How to Start a part time/Full time Consulting Engineering Company on a Shoestring is not approved for the NY engineers due to its Title. If you are interested, you may want to take Forensic Engineering #1 instead.
The remaining other States can take our 15 PDH Live seminar + CD combo. You will receive 7 PDH of live seminar + 8 PDH CD (your own) which you will take home with you after the seminar. The 8 PDH CD has been prepared as a field trip for engineers in home structural damage inspection and is a complement to the 2-3 hours of forensic engineering workshop which you receive at the beginning of the live seminar. The 8 PDH home seminar CD is in the form of power point presentation. Your computer does not need to have power point. We have included everything for you. The CD includes a 40 page power point presentation as a” Home Buyer’s Guide for Foundation Evaluation” + 590 slides of home structural damage inspection. The CD is unmatched with any course out there, as we are the only company who shows how to do field work. Not only is it beneficial to engineers who do Hurricane and home damage works, it is also beneficial to engineers who are home owners or will be home owners in the future. They will learn what can cause damage to their home, how to inspect or look for it and what is its cause and origin. The course covers a variety of structures, from a medium 3 bd/2bath house to million dollar mansions in Florida damaged by hurricanes.
After finishing your 8 PDH CD, simply go back to the live seminar page and take the 8 PDH Home Seminar CD Quiz. You can take the quiz as many times as you want. Upon passing the quiz, print the passing score and attach it to your certificate. Do not forget to register with the website first.
We offer a 100% full money back guarantee if your board of engineering does not accept our course fully or partially for any reason. We would need proof of denial from your board.
We have many online, CD and Live seminar courses. With your permission from time to time we will inform you of the new courses or seminars that we have prepared for you. If you do not wish to receive news about new courses or upcoming seminars, simply click here fdaPDH@gmail.com and let us know. Thank you.