Engineering Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) FAQs

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

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

Engineers in North Dakota are required to complete 30 CPC hours every two years.

When do North Dakota engineers renew their license?

In North Dakota, engineers must renew by December 31st based on their original year of licensure

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

Yes, the North Dakota State Board of Registration 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 CPC course 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 North Dakota?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in North Dakota. 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. CPC course completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years.

How do I renew my North Dakota professional engineer's license?

License renewals can be completed online at

Who is in charge of engineer's licenses in the state of North Dakota?

North Dakota Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
723 West Memorial Highway
PO Box 1357
Bismarck, ND 58502-1357
Phone: (701) 258-0786

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