Louisiana

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

PDHengineer is approved by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board as a provider of continuing education for professional engineers. Click on the thumbnail to the right to view the approval letter.

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 biennially. Beginning with renewal periods starting after January 1, 2017, the mandated 30 PDH must be earned 15 per calendar year. Of the 15 PDH, at least one PDH must cover engineering ethics, and engineers who design buildings and/or building systems must earn 4 PDH covering Life Safety Code, building codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. Additionally, no more than 8 PDH can be earned in one calendar day.
Renewal Dates March 31 and September 30 based on the year of initial licensure
Board Approval The Board does not pre-approve specific courses. It is left to the individual registrant to determine if courses meet the Board’s requirements. Note that effective November 2015, the Board no longer pre-approves course providers or sponsors.
Approved Content Courses shall have “subject matter which is technical in nature or addresses business management practices, professional ethics, quality assurance, codes or other similar topics which facilitate the registrant’s professional development as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor, and/or serves to safeguard life, health, property and promote the public welfare.”

For renewal cycles beginning on or after January 1, 2017 engineers must complete the mandated hours using the following guidelines:

  • 15 PDH each calendar year
  • 1 PDH must cover engineering ethics
  • 4 PDH must cover Life Safety Code, building codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for engineers who design buildings and/or building systems
  • No more than 8 PDH can be earned in a calendar day
Approved Activities There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education.
PDH Carryover Effective with renewal periods beginning January 1, 2017 or later, a maximum of 7 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
Notes
  1. Dual licensees (those who are both a PE and a PLS) must obtain 30 PDHs during each biennial licensure renewal period; however, at least 10 of the PDHs must be in engineering-related activities and at least 10 of the PDHs must be in land surveying-related activities. Of the required 30 PDHs (a) at least 1 PDH must be in professional ethics; (b) a minimum of 8 PDHs must be earned in Life Safety Code, Building Codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines by every professional engineer who designs buildings and/or building systems; and (c) a minimum of 2 PDHs must be earned in the Standards of Practice Boundary Surveys in Louisiana.
  2. 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 February 24, 2016

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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 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.