Continuing Education


Requirements by State

You can find the basic continuing education license renewal requirements for each state below. The following information is provided for each state:

  • State licensing board name
  • Board location
  • PE license renewal period
  • PE license renewal date
  • Number of Professional Development Hours (PDHs) required for renewal
  • Number of PDHs required in ethics training
  • AISC approved provider status
  • Link to state licensing board websites for additional details on continuing education requirements 
   License Renewal
Period
(Years)
 License
Renewal
Date
PDHs Required/
Renewal
Period 
 Ethics-State Law PDHs 
Required
 Is AISC
Approved
Provider
Department
Montgomery, Ala.   1  Dec. 31  15  none DNAP*  Alabama State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Juneau, Alaska 2 Dec. 31
odd years
24 none DNAP* Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors
Phoenix, Ariz.   3 varies   none  n/a  n/a Arizona State Board of Technical Registration 
Little Rock, Ark.   2 varies  30 none   DNAP* Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors 
Sacramento, Calif.   2  varies  none  n/a  n/a  California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
Denver, Colo.   2  Oct. 31 
odd years
none   n/a n/a  Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 
Hartford, Conn.   1  Jan. 31  none  n/a n/a  Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
New Castle, Del. 2  June 30  24  3 hrs. min.
6 hrs. max.
 DNAP* Delaware Association of Professional Engineers 
District of Columbia 2  Aug. 31 even years  none n/a  n/a  District of Columbia Board of Professional Engineering 
Tallahassee, Fla. 2 Feb. 28 -
odd years 
 18

1 hr. ethics 
1 hr.
state laws

 yes Florida Board of Professional Engineers 
Atlanta, Ga. 2  Dec. 31
even years
 30 none  DNAP* Georgia Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
Guam 1 Sept. 30 none n/a n/a Guam Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors
Honolulu, Hawaii 2 Apr. 30
even years
none n/a n/a Hawaii Board of Registration of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects
Meridian, Idaho 2 varies  30 none DNAP*  Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Illinois 2  Nov. 30
odd years
30 none


DNAP*

Illinois State Board of Professional Engineers 
Springfield, Ill. 2  Nov. 30
even years
30  none DNAP* Illinois State Board of Structural Engineers 
Indianapolis, Ind. 2  July 31
even years
30 1 hour ethics
1 hour Ind. Statute & Rules 
yes, automatic as a natl. prof. assoc.    Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (Indiana Prof. Licensing Agency)
Des Moines, Iowa 2 Dec. 31  30  none  DNAP* The Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board 
Topeka, Kan. 2  April 30
Last names
A-L: even yrs
M-Z: odd yrs
30  none  DNAP* Kansas State Board of Technical Professionals 
Frankfort, Ken. 2 June 30
Last names
A-K: odd yrs
L-Z: even yrs
30 none  DNAP* Kentucky State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Baton Rouge, La.  2 varies  30   1 hour  yes  Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Augusta, Maine 2  Dec. 31
odd years
30  none  DNAP* Maine State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers 
Baltimore, Md. 2 varies   24  1 hour  yes, automatic as a natl.
prof.
assoc.
Maryland Board for Professional Engineers 
Boston, Mass. 2  June 30
even years
 none  n/a  n/a Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Division of Professional Licensure 
Lansing, Mich. 2  Oct. 31
2nd calendar
year of licensure
 30 none   DNAP* Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 
St. Paul, Minn. 2 June 30
even years 
24   2 hours   DNAP* Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design 
Jackson, Miss. 1  Dec. 31 15 1 hour
every 2 years 
  DNAP*  Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Jefferson City, Mo. 2  Dec. 31**  30 none   DNAP* Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects 
Helena, Mont. 2  June 30
even years
30  none   DNAP*   Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Lincoln, Neb. 2 Dec. 31
Last names
A-K: odd yrs
L-Z: even yrs 
 30  1 hour   DNAP*  Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
Reno, Nev. 2  ***  30  none  DNAP*  Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Concord, N.H. 2  varies  30  none  DNAP* New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers 
Newark, N.J. 2 April 30
even years
 24  2 hrs. min
8 hrs. max
Yes, 
automatic
as a natl.
prof.
assoc.
 New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Santa Fe, N.M. 2  Dec. 31  30   2 hours   DNAP* New Mexico State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors 
Albany, N.Y. 3 varies  36  1 hour yes New York State Board of Professional Engineering and Land Surveying 
Raleigh, N.C. 1  Dec. 31 15 none  not approved, not required  North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors 
Bismarck, N.D. 2  Dec. 31
even years
30   none DNAP* North Dakota Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors  
Columbus, Ohio  Dec. 31
odd years
30   none  DNAP* Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors  
Oklahoma City, Okla.  varies 30  none  DNAP* Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
Salem, Ore. 2  varies  30  none  yes, 
automatic
as a natl.
prof. 
assoc. 
 Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying
Harrisburg, Pa. 2 Sept. 30
odd years 
24  none  DNAP* Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists 
Puerto Rico 5 varies 75  none no The College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico
Cranston, R.I. 2 June 30
odd years 
none   n/a  n/a  Rhode Island State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Columbia, S.C. 2  June 30
even years
30 none  DNAP*  South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Rapid City, S.D.  varies 30 none DNAP* South Dakota Board of Technical Professions 
Nashville, Tenn. 2  varies  24 none   DNAP*  Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners
Austin, Texas 1  varies
quarterly
 15 1 hour   DNAP* Texas Board of Professional Engineers 
Salt Lake City, Utah March 31
odd years 
30   none  DNAP* Utah Professional Engineering and Professional Land Surveying 
Montpelier, Vt. 2 July 31
even years 
none  n/a   DNAP* Vermont Board of Professional Engineering 
Richmond, Va. 2  varies 16 none    DNAP* Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects
Olympia, Wash. 2 varies none   n/a n/a  Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
Charleston, W.Va. 2 Dec. 31
even years 
30   none DNAP* West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers 
Virgin Islands 1 varies none n/a n/a Board for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Madison, Wis.  2  July 31
even years
 30 2 hours   Accepted as a prof. organization Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Geologists, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors 
Cheyenne, Wyo.  2  Dec. 31  30  none    DNAP* Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 

* DNAP = state does not approve providers
** Jefferson City, Missouri: Dec. 31 - Licenses originally issued in an odd-numbered year shall not be renewed in odd years. Licenses originally issued in an even-numbered year shall be renewed by December 31 of each even-numbered year.
*** Reno, Nevada: Last names
A-E - January 1 - odd numbered years 
F-K - July 1 - odd numbered years
L-R - January 1 - even numbered years
S-Z - July 1 - even numbered year