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Professional Engineering License Renewal Continuing Education Requirements


Do our courses provide valid continuing education credit for this state? Yes

Do I have to send in evidence of completion of my continuing education credits? No

Continuing Education Personal Development Hours (PDH's): 20 PDH's biannually

Renewal Date: December 31 annually (biannually beginning 2009) All licensees will renew in 2009. Licensees with even-numbered licenses will be renewed for one year and have to renew again in 2010, after which they will renew on even years. Licensees with odd-numbered licenses will renew in 2009, and then renew again in 2011.

Requirements: No course preapproval required, completion of college course (1 semester hour = 45 PDH's, 1/4 hour = 30 PDH's), or completion of continuing education course (10 PDH per 1 Continuing Education Unit), or successful completion of correspondence courses, televised or videotaped courses, online courses, participation in NCEES examination development committee (3 PDH's per hour), other short courses/tutorials (1 PDH per hour of attendance), or presenting or attending seminars, in-house courses, workshops, presentations at meetings, conventions, conferences (1 PDH per hour of development), or teaching a course for the first time (2 PDH per hour), authoring a published paper, article, or book (10 PDH max), or active participation in professional or technical societies (2 PDH each organization), or being granted a patent (10 PDH max) See http://www.legis.state.ia.us/ACO/IAChtml/193c.htm#rule_193c_7_1 for more information.

Renewal Exemptions: You are exempt from continuing education if: You just received your license this year, you are no longer practicing, you are retired, you spent over 120 consecutive days overseas in employment or military service, being licensed in a state where the mandatory Professional Competency requirement of at least 15 PDH per year, born before 1/1/44 and licensed before 1/1/84.

Link: http://www.state.ia.us/government/com/prof/engineer/renewals.html

Renewal Info Link: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/ACO/IAChtml/193c.htm#rule_193c_7_1

Online Renewal Link: https://eservices.iowa.gov/licensediniowa/