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Professional Engineering License Renewal Continuing Education Requirements

North Carolina

Do our courses provide valid continuing education credit for this state? We are in the process of becoming an approved provider of North Carolina continuing education for professional engineers

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

Continuing Education Personal Development Hours (PDH's): 15 PDH's required annually

Renewal Date: December 31 annually, June 30 for business licenses

Requirements: 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, 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 (double PDH credit), authoring a published paper, article, or book (10 PDH per publication), or active participation in professional or technical societies (2 PDH each organization), or being granted a patent (10 PDH), writing approved test questions (2 PDH per question)

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, experiencing physical disability, illness, or other extenuating circumstances

Renewal Info Link: http://www.ncbels.org/CHAPTER21.pdf

Online Renewal Link: https://www.membersbase.com/ncbels-vs/login.asp