By: Ryan Malone
A CEU is a continuing education unit. This is used as a measurement, consisting of 10 hours, in which a licensed individual, seeking to continue their education, completes in order to maintain his or her state issued license. We specialize in CEU for Professional Engineers, which can be completed with our online engineering courses.
A CEUs is continuing education units. CEUs are multiple units of education continuation to enable a individual to maintain their license. There are multiple methods of obtaining CEUs, depending on the state/providence, Please reference our state requirements page for more information. Also, a search online can also be useful: for example try searching online for “online engineering courses”, “free engineering courses”, “seminars”, and many others to see detailed on information on CEUs.
PDH means “Professional Development Hour” and/or sometimes “Professional Development Units”. It is defined by one contact hour of instruction, presentation, or study. For example, a interactive course on engineering can only have a certain amount of PDH’s for one course or seminar. During a course the maximum amount of PDH is eight with a hour lunch break in between. Engineering PDH courses are most commonly used by licensed professional engineers, surveyors, architects, and geologists for continued education courses to fulfill licensing requirements.
In order to be called a professional engineer, or PE, an individual is required to be certified by a state board to practice engineering in any number of a variety of fields of engineering. A PE certification shows that the engineer performs at a high superior standard and it is a symbol of high achievement. This also assures the public (people) the licensee is able to operate at a higher standard than a non-licensed engineer. A PE license allows the engineer to sign-off and approve various types of design projects which may concern the public safety. For example: Building designs, Bridge designs, Structural modifications, HVAC plans, etc. Our Online PE courses will teach those types of courses so the PE licensee meets their state board continuing education requirements.
This term refers to the amount of time that an engineer will spend on a course in a seminar. This pretty much means that you are learning from a teacher. If someone was to take an online engineering course they would have a certain amount of PDH, or “Professional Development Hours,” in order to show the amount of time that the individual took to take the course.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. This refers to the process in which you track and record the skills, knowledge, and experience you will gain as you work. The experience that will be tracked is the work you do based upon your work beyond your initial training.
CPC stands for Continuing Professional Competency, which are requirements for licensed professional engineers to remain competent in his or her profession. It is also required for professional engineers to promote public safety, health, and welfare by maintaining the license with educational courses within their license practice.