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PDHengineer.com, a subsidiary of Decatur Professional Development, LLC, is a New York Board Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Engineers. We keep up-to-date on the changing New York PDH requirements and will be happy to help you ensure that your credits are accepted by the New York Board.
PDHengineer.com is an approved sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in New York State through October 31, 2013.
New York state requirements mandate that PDHs must be earned from an approved provider, in approved subject matter, and in an approved format. Effective with renewal dates of August 1, 2011, the board requires a minimum of 1 PDH in professional ethics each renewal cycle. This requirement can be met with either an online ethics course or a live ethics webinar.
The New York Board defines two types of PDH - "Educational Activities" and "Courses".
|An "Educational Activity"
is a self-study activity that doesn't require immediate interaction
with the instructor.
Up to 18 PDH of the 36 PDH may be earned through "Educational Activities".
|A "Course" is an
activity that requires immediate interaction between the student and
At least 18 PDH of the 36 PDH must be earned through "Courses"
PDHengineer's online courses meet the requirements for "Educational Activities". To complete an online course:
|Webinars and "Live"
Webinars and seminars provided through PDHengineer and PDHseminars.com meet the requirements for "Courses". To complete a seminar or webinar:
Note that completing a course or seminar through an approved provider does not guarantee Board acceptance of the PDH. You must choose courses and seminars that meet the Board's content requirements.
To help you choose courses that are approved in New York, we place a notice box on the course overview page for any online course that does not meet the New York Board's requirements. We identify seminars and webinars that meet the Board's requirements for content with the "New York Approved" icon shown to the right.
Due to our extensive experience working with the New York Board to determine acceptable content, we are able to offer an iron-clad money back guarantee. If any of our courses, seminars or webinars is ever rejected by your state board for any reason, you get your money back. Period.
PDHengineer.com has more than 2,500 hours of engineering continuing education online. It's convenient and cost-effective since you can take the course day or night in your own home or office.
Below is a summary of the Board's continuing education requirements for engineers licensed in the state of New York:
|Hours Required||36 PDH triennially|
|Renewal Dates||Based on the licensee's date of birth|
|Course Approval||New York pre-approves providers/sponsors of continuing education courses
and educational activities, but not specific courses or activities. A course
or educational activity must be presented by a board-approved
provider/sponsor in order for the activity to be accepted. Acceptable
continuing education includes courses and educational activities:
Courses: To be considered acceptable, a course must be administered by an approved sponsor, in an approved subject area and in an approved format. Additionally, the student must have the opportunity for immediate interaction with an instructor/presenter, e.g. a seminar, workshop, lecture, technical presentation, etc.
Educational Activities: A number of activities meet the Board's definition of educational activities. Among these, the Board classifies online courses under the heading of "self-study" activities. Self-study must be taken from an approved provider and in an acceptable subject area and be structured study that is based on audio, audio-visual, written, online, or other media, and does not meet the criteria established for live instruction. In addition, a self-study program must have a testing instrument, which is completed by the licensee and returned to the sponsor for scoring. A passing grade is required before a sponsor may award continuing education credit.
PDHengineer.com is a Board-approved continuing education sponsor in the state of New York and can be found in the list of approved sponsors under its parent company "Decatur Professional Development, LLC".
|Course Content||Aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, architectural
engineering, bioengineering, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering,
civil engineering, construction engineering, control systems engineering,
electrical/computer engineering, environmental engineering, fire protection
engineering, geological engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing
engineering, mechanical engineering, materials/metallurgical engineering,
mining/mineral engineering, naval architecture/marine engineering,
nuclear/radiological engineering, ocean engineering, petroleum engineering,
structural engineering, systems engineering, architecture, land surveying;
or other matters of law and/or ethics which contribute to the professional
practice in engineering and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the
Courses that are not related to professional practice, such as general office management, accounting, finance, marketing, basic AutoCAD, etc., are not accepted (note that project management courses that are technical in nature and contribute to the professional practice are accepted). Due to the limited course areas accepted by New York, some PDHengineer.com courses that are accepted by other states are not accepted by the New York State Board. These courses are clearly denoted on the Course Overview pages.
Effective August 1, 2011, the Board requires one PDH in professional ethics in each renewal cycle. This credit can be earned using either an online course ("educational activity") or a live webinar ("course").
|Online Courses||Accepted. A maximum of 18 PDH may be earned each renewal period from online continuing education courses, which are classified as Continuing Educational Activities by the New York State Board.|
|PDH Carryover||Hours cannot be carried forward into the next renewal period.|
Last updated on April 20, 2010
For complete information on the Board's current continuing education requirements, visit the website of the New York Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors.
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.