Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

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

How many PDHs are required for professional engineers in Utah?

Engineers in Utah are required to complete 30 PDHs every two years.

When do Utah engineers renew their license?

Engineers in Utah renew on March 31st of odd years.

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

Yes, the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board 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 Utah?

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

License renewals can be completed online at https://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/engineer_land_surveying.html

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

Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (866) 275-3675

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