Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

Continuing education for Professional Engineers in Texas is Measured in Professional Development Hours or PDH.

How many PDHs are required for professional engineers in Texas?

Engineers in Texas are required to complete 15 PDHs every year.

When do Texas engineers renew their license?

Renewal dates are based on the original date of licensure. The Texas Board of Engineers will send renewal notices 30 days before the expiration date.

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

Yes, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers 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 Texas?

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

License renewals can be completed online at https://engineers.texas.gov/echo/

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

Texas Board of Professional Engineers
1917 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78741
Phone: (512) 442-7723

  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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