Idaho CPC or PDH for Professional Engineers
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements
Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPD in Idaho

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 hours biennially1, 2
Renewal Dates The last day of the engineer’s birth month. Those born in even years expire in even years and those born in odd years expire in odd years.
Board Approval The Board does not pre-approve providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board’s requirements.
Approved Content Technical or professional content is accepted, although there are no specific restrictions on other types of content. In general, the course must have a “clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice.”
Approved Activities Distance learning courses are specifically listed as approved activities. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning. 3
PDH Carryover A maximum of 30 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
  1. PDH units must be earned from two or more activities. You cannot complete a single 30-hour course per biennial period.
  2. Dual registrants (engineering and land surveying) must comply with the requirements of the rules in regard to each profession.
  3. A maximum of 3 PDH per biennial renewal period can be earned through documented self-study, such as reading articles, books, journals, and published papers. One PDH is earned for every two hours of study time.
  4. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 6 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

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Disclaimer: The information listed above represents a summary of the Board’s requirements and is provided solely for the convenience of’s users. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Decatur Professional Development, LLC and its affiliate 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.