Most of the state engineering licensing boards’ rules are modeled after the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Model Law. Although specific requirements vary by state, in general, the following are activities that qualify for PDH credits:

  • Completion of college courses, online courses, seminars, webinars, and workshops
  • Attending professional and technical presentations at meetings, conventions, or conferences
  • Teaching a course or seminar for the first time only
  • Authoring published technical engineering papers, articles, or books; or accepted licensee examination items for NCEES
  • Obtaining a patent
  • Active participation in professional or technical societies, which requires that the licensee serve as an officer of the organization or actively participate on a committee in the organization