Engineering Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) FAQs

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

How many CPCs are required for professional engineers in South Carolina?

Engineers in South Carolina are required to complete 30 CPC hours every two years.

When do South Carolina engineers renew their license?

Engineer renewals in South Carolina renew on June 30th of even years (2018, 2020, 2022 etc.)

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

Yes, the South Carolina State Registration State Board of Registration 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 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 South Carolina?

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

License renewal forms can be found online at

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

South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4300

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