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 Alabama, Alaska, and Arkansas.
Alabama Professional Engineers
In Alabama, licensed professional engineers and licensed professional land surveyors must earn a minimum of fifteen PDH credits per annual license renewal period or thirty if biennial renewal period except for the carryover permitted. The number of professional development hours which may be carried forward into the next license renewal period shall not exceed fifteen whether on an annual or biennial period.
Alabama does not require approval of continuing education (CE) providers or the engineering courses they provide but seeks to insure a quality continuing experience by requiring the NCEES standard that continuing education should “maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure and develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.
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Alaska Professional Engineers
Alaska requires 24 PDHs per biennium, which is measured from January 1st of even numbered years to December 31st of odd numbered years. Alaska allows up to 12 PDHs earned in excess of the 24 required to be carried over to the next PE license renewal biennium.
Alaska does not approve providers of continuing education or continuing education courses; however, they define a course or activity as “a unit of instruction or study with a clear purpose and objective to maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the practice.”
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Arkansas Professional Engineers
Arkansas requires a minimum of 30 PDH each biennium with the period of the biennium based on the last digit of the licensee’s number. Arkansas allows up to 30 PDHs earned in excess of the required 30 to be carried over to the next renewal period.
Arkansas does not approve providers of continuing education or continuing education courses. The continuing education requirements for Arkansas will be deemed as satisfied when a non-resident licensee certifies to being licensed in and having met the mandatory requirements of any jurisdiction approved and listed by Arkansas.
Arkansas enforces compliance by auditing 2% of the number of licensees who have renewed.
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