By: Ryan Malone
In December 2020 Kansas update the requirements for Professional Engineer license renewal and continuing education requirements. The biggest change is the requirement, at a minimum, 24 of the required 30 continuing education units shall be related to health, safety, property, and welfare (HSPW), and any PE may obtain a maximum of 10 HSPW CEUs in any 24-hour period. A summary link to the new guidelines is provided here.
The purpose of PE continuing education is to reinforce the need for lifelong learning in order to stay current with changing technology, equipment, procedures, processes, tools and established standards. Qualifying activities must have a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the practice of a technical profession and necessary to safeguard health, safety, property and welfare. The licensee is given flexibility in selecting among a broad range of subjects that are intended to strengthen or maintain competency in technical, managerial (business) or ethical fields. Licensees are encouraged to select meaningful activities which will be of benefit in the pursuit of their chosen field.
For Kansas PEs a continuing education unit is defined as one nominal contact hour of instruction or presentation.
The updated Kansas PE Continuing Education Rules and Regulations are located here. PDHNow recommends all Kansas PE review and become familiar with these updated requirements.