Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

Continuing education for Professional Engineers in West Virginia is measured in Professional Development Hours or PDH.

How many PDHs are required for professional engineers in West Virginia?

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

When do West Virginia engineers renew their license?

Engineers in West Virginia renew on December 31st of even years.

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

Yes, the West Virginia State Board of Registration for 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 course 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 West Virginia?

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

License renewal information can be found here https://www.wvpebd.org/Home/tabid/434/Default.aspx

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

West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
300 Capitol Street – Suite 910
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304) 558-3554

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