Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

Continuing education for Professional Engineers in Nebraska is measured in Professional Development Hours (PDH).

How many PDH are required for Professional Engineers in Nebraska?

Engineers in Nebraska are required to complete 30 PDH every two years.

When do Nebraska Engineers renew their license?

Renewal dates are based on the first initial of a licensee's last name

• A through K renew December 31st of odd years.
• L through Z renew December 31st of even years.

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

Yes, the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects 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 Nebraska?

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

License renewals can be completed online at

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

State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
215 Centennial Mall South
Ste. 400
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-2021

  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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