Engineering and LS Continuing Professional Competency CPC (PDH) FAQs
Professional engineering continuing education (PDH) are known as Continuing Professional Competency or CPC in Alabama.
How many hours of CPC are required for Professional Engineers in Alabama?
Engineers in Alabama are required to complete 30 hours of CPC ever two years.
When do Alabama Engineers and land surveyors renew their license?
Alabama Engineers renew their license December 31st of odd-numbered years (2015, 2017, 2019...)
Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Alabama?
Yes, the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors does not pre-approve providers of engineering continuing education courses. Each engineer has the power to determine which courses meet the board requirements and their educational needs. Our courses include a short quiz at the end of each PDH that fulfill the requirement to show evidence of achievement and completion. Quizzes are graded automatically, and certificates are available immediately upon completion.
What content is approved for Continuing Professional Competency in Alabama?
Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Alabama. Business skills, professional development skills, computer skills not related specifically to engineering, and subjects that are "elementary" or entry level are not accepted.
Are online courses approved for Alabama Engineering CPC's?
Yes, Internet courses are specifically mentioned by the board as an approved form of continuing education for Alabama engineers and land surveyors.
Can I carryover CPC credits from one period to another?
Yes, a maximum of 15 CPC credits may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
If I have both a Professional Engineers license and a Land Surveyor License, can I double count my CPC (PDH's)?
Yes, a licensee who has both a professional engineer's license and a professional land surveyor's license can cross-claim PDH's when course material is applicable to both licenses.
Who stores my engineering continuing education records?
Technically each engineer is responsible for keeping track and submitting their own certificates, BUT WE STORE ALL CERTIFICATES INDEFINITELY and they can always be accessed for free. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years.
How do I renew my Alabama Professional Engineer's License?
License renewal is completed online at http://www.bels.alabama.gov/Renewals.aspx
Who is in Charge of Engineer's licenses in the state of Alabama?
The Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
PO Box 304451
Montgomery, AL 36130-4451
Phone: (334) 242-5568