Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

Continuing education for Professional Engineers in Oklahoma is measured in Professional Development Hours or PDH.

How many PDHs are required for Professional Engineers in Oklahoma?

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

When do Oklahoma engineers renew their license?

In Oklahoma, engineers must renew by the last day of the original licensure month.

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

Yes, the Oklahoma State State Board of Licensure 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 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 Oklahoma?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma professional engineer's license?

License renewals can be completed online at https://pay.apps.ok.gov/pels/renewal/index.php

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

Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
220 NE 28th Street, Suite 120
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-2874

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