Professional Engineer FAQ

How many hours of CPD are required for Professional Engineers in Idaho?

Engineers in Idaho are required to complete 30 hours of CPD every two years.

When do Idaho Engineers and land surveyors renew their license?

Idaho Engineers renew their license on the last day of the licensee’s birth month. Licensee’s born in even years renew in even years and those born in odd years renew in odd years.

Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Idaho?

Yes, the Idaho Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional 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 CPD course that fulfills 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 Development in Idaho?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Idaho. 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 Idaho Engineering CPD?

Yes, Internet courses are specifically mentioned by the board as an approved form of continuing education for Idaho engineers.

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 Idaho Professional Engineer's License?

License renewals are completed online at

Who is in Charge of Engineer's licenses in the state of Idaho?

Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
1510 E. Watertower St. STE 110
Meridian, ID 83642-7993
Phone: (208) 373-7210

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