Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

Continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers in Michigan is measured in Professional Development Hours (PDH)

How many hours of PDH are required for Professional Engineers in Michigan?

Engineers in Michigan are required to complete 30 hours every two years. (15 hours on first renewal if licensed for 12-24 months)

When do Michigan Engineers renew their license?

Michigan professional engineers must renew by October 31st of odd years.

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

Yes, the Michigan Board of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) 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 PDHs in Michigan?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Michigan. Business skills, professional development skills, computer skills not related specifically to engineering, and subjects that are "elementary" or entry level are not accepted.

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 Michigan Professional Engineer's License?

License renewals are completed online at http://www.michigan.gov/elicense

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

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1820

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