Engineering Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) FAQs

Continuing education or PDH for Professional Engineers in Pennsylvania is called Continuing Professional Competency (CPC).

How many CPCs are required for professional engineers in Pennsylvania?

Engineers in Pennsylvania are required to complete 24 CPC hours every two years.

When do Pennsylvania engineers renew their license?

Engineer renewals in Pennsylvania renew on September 30th of odd years (2019, 2021, 2023 etc.)

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

Yes, the Pennsylvania State Registration Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists 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 hour that fulfills 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 CPC hours in Pennsylvania?

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

How do I renew my Pennsylvania professional engineer's license?

License renewals can be completed online at

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

Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 783-7049

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