Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs
Continuing education for Professional Engineers in Wisconsin is measured in Professional Development Hours or PDH.
How many PDHs are required for professional engineers in Wisconsin?
Engineers in Wisconsin are required to complete 30 PDHs every two years including 2 hours of ethics and 13 hours of live instruction.
When do Wisconsin engineers renew their license?
Engineers in Wisconsin renew on July 31st of even years.
Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Wisconsin?
Yes, the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land 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 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 Wisconsin?
Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin professional engineer's license?
License renewals can be completed online at http://dsps.wi.gov/Licenses-Permits/Engineer/PErenewal
Who is in charge of engineer's licenses in the state of Wisconsin?
Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-2112