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Maryland State License Renewal Requirements

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers. Continuing Education or PDH is known as Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) in Maryland.

No of PDH hours required24 PDH
Renewal periodBiennial. All license that expire between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 are required to have completed at least a total of 12 PDH hours, as follow:
  • A total of 12 PDH hours
  • A minimum of 9 PDH units in Category A programs
  • A maximum of 3 PDH units in Category B Programs
  • The entire 12 PDH may be credited in Category A.
  • Extra PDH hours during this period cannot be forwarded to the next one.
On the next renewal, the licensees will be required to have completed at least a total of 24 PDH units, as follows:
  • A total of 24 PDH units.
  • A minimum of 18 PDH units in Category A programs, including a minimum of 1 PDH unit in content areas related to the standards of practice or care, laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland, or professional engineering ethics; and
  • A maximum of 6 PDH units in Category B programs.
  • The entire 24 units may be credited in Category A.

Category A:
Engineering and science topics, laws and rules applicable to practice of engineering in Maryland, ethics in professional engineering, Any program with a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice. Subject matter which is technical in nature or 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.

Category B:
Any course with a clear purpose in developing communication skills, writing skills, business or government administration, personal management skills, anything that improves a licensee's method of practice and operation in engineering.

Provider approvalThe Board does pre-approve course providers. We are a pre- approved course provider with the State of Maryland and we are listed under Failure & Damage Analysis, Inc.
Course content approvalThe course requirements are as follow:
  • A total of 24 PDH hours.
    A minimum of 18 PDH hours in Category A programs, including a minimum of 1 PDH hours in content areas related to the standards of practice or care, laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland, or professional engineering ethics; and
    A maximum of 6 PDH hours in Category B programs.
    The entire 24 PDH hours may be credited in Category A.
Course Contents are divided into Category A and B.

Category A:
Engineering and science topics, laws and rules applicable to practice of engineering in Maryland, ethics in professional engineering, Any program with a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice. Subject matter which is technical in nature or 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.
Category B:
Any course with a clear purpose in developing communication skills, writing skills, business or government administration, personal management skills, anything that improves a licensee's method of practice and operation in engineering.

No of PDH hours carry over next year12 PDH (after September 30, 2013)
Online coursesAccepted, there is no limit on the number of online courses taken.

DiscountPDH credits have been accepted by the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers, as well as all other U.S. state boards that require continuing education for P.E. engineers. Our PDH courses or webinars never rejected by a state licensing board.

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