South Dakota

South Dakota CPC or PDH for Professional Engineers
Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements
Continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers in South Dakota

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 PDH biennially
Renewal Dates Based on the date of original licensure
Board Approval The Board does not require pre-approval for providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board’s requirements.
Approved Content At least 20 PDH must be in technical areas such as design; environmental analysis; programming and planning; structural systems; lateral forces; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and acoustical systems; construction methods; construction observation; site and soil analyses and design; accessibility; building codes; selection of building materials; and surveying methods and techniques. The remaining 10 PDH may be earned in professional management subjects, such as total quality process, computer courses, or ethics.
Approved Activities There is no limit to the number of credits that may be earned using online courses provided the courses require a quiz is passed before awarding credits. PDHengineer’s courses meet this requirement.
PDH Carryover A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
Notes
  1. For dual licensees, the number of PDH remains 30 biennially; however, one-third of the required credits must pertain to each profession.
  2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years. PDHengineer helps you meet this requirement by providing you with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course or webinar. Additionally, your certificates of completion are securely maintained by PDHengineer for a minimum of ten years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account.

Last updated on September 17, 2012

PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions, as well as all other U.S. state boards that mandate continuing education for engineers. In fact, no PDHengineer course or webinar has ever been rejected by a state licensing board. We’re so confident about the acceptability of our PDH credits that every PDHengineer course and webinar comes with the PDHengineer Iron-Clad Money-Back Guarantee.

Disclaimer: The information listed above represents a summary of the Board’s requirements and is provided solely for the convenience of PDHengineer.com’s users. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Decatur Professional Development, LLC and its affiliate PDHengineer.com make no guarantee regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data listed above. It is the responsibility of each engineer to investigate the Board’s rules to ensure his/her own compliance. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Board directly for a complete listing of the Board’s current requirements.