Engineering Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) FAQs

Continuing education, or PDH, is known as Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) in Mississippi.

How many hours of CPC are required for Professional Engineers in Mississippi?

Engineers in Mississippi are required to complete 15 CPC hours every year.

When do Mississippi Engineers renew their license?

Mississippi professional engineers must renew by December 31st every year.

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

Yes, the Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and 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 CPCs in Mississippi?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Mississippi. 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 Mississippi Professional Engineer's License?

License renewals can be completed online at http://www.pepls.state.ms.us/pepls/web.nsf/webpages/LN_OLR_PAGE_ENOLR?OpenDocument

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

Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
660 North Street
Suite 400
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 359-6160

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