Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs
Continuing education for Professional Engineers in Tennessee is Measured in Professional Development Hours or PDH.
How many PDHs are required for professional engineers in Tennessee?
Engineers in Tennessee are required to complete 24 PDHs every two years.
When do Tennessee engineers renew their license?
Engineer renewals in Tennessee renew on the anniversary of initial licensure.
Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Tennessee?
Yes, the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners 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 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 PDHs in Tennessee?
Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee professional engineer's license?
License renewals can be completed online at https://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/online-licensing-notice
Who is in charge of engineer's licenses in the state of Tennessee?
Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners
500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0565
Phone: (615) 741-2241