By: Ryan Malone
While many state PE license renewals are due in December, this article will focus on the December 2019 continuing education requrements for Professional Engineers in Iowa, Maine, and Mississippi.
Iowa Professional Engineers
New Iowa PDH renewal engineering ethics requirements. Effective with the December 2019 PDH renewal cycle Iowa now requires 2 PDH in engineering ethics as part of the required PDH hours.
Iowa requires 30 PDHs per biennium and allows up to 15 PDHs in earned in excess of the 30 PDHs required to be carried forward.
Iowa does not approve providers of continuing education or course but requires the continuing education experience to "maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure or to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge."
Iowa divides the continuing education experience into two groups.
Group I activities which are intended to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure. The chart on this document provides the number of PDHs allowed in Group I activities.
Group II activities are intended to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge, and the number of PDHs permitted in Group II are not limited.
Iowa also allows independent study if it is done in accordance with the criteria set forth in the above link.
Non-resident licensees are deemed to comply with the requirements of Iowa if they meet those of their resident state provided adequate documentation is kept.
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Maine Professional Engineers
Maine requires 30 PDHs per biennium and permits carryover of 15 PDHs in excess of the 30 PDHs.
Maine licenses professional engineers to protect the public. Professional development helps PEs stay current with technology and professional, managerial and ethical standards.
Browse below and choose from our list of continuing education PDH courses for engineering license renewals.
Choose from our list of Maine professional engineer (PE) continuing education courses and earn the PDH hours you need for your PE license renewal.
All of our Maine ready PE renewal continuing education courses can be found here.
Mississippi Professional Engineers
Mississippi requires 15 PDHs annually. One PDH in ethics is required every other year. A maximum of 15 PDHs in excess of the 15 required may be carried forward.
Mississippi does not approve providers of continuing educator or courses.
Licensees are required to maintain continuing education records, which are subject to random audit.
Mississippi allows for the usual exemption from continuing education for engineers newly licensed by way of examination, those on temporary active duty, and physical illness or disability verified by a physician.
Mississippi also exempts licensees from all but the ethics requirement those who are over 60 years of age and have practiced for over 20 years.
All of our Mississippi ready PE renewal continuing education courses can be found here.
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