Alabama State Requirements


Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Requirements

Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPC in Alabama
Alabama professional engineers are required to earn 30 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. courses are accepted by the Alabama State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

Hours Required30 hours biennially
Renewal DatesDecember 31 of odd-numbered years
Course ApprovalThe Board does not require pre-approval for providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board’s requirements
Course ContentCourses must cover material which is technical, ethical, or managerial content relevant to the practice of engineering. Business skills, personal development skills, computer skills unrelated to the practice of engineering, and subjects that are considered elementary or entry-level and normally expected to have been completed by a PE prior to registration are not accepted. The Board may require additional information to prove that courses covering managerial skills are relevent to the engineer’s practice
Online CoursesAccepted. For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education
PDH CarryoverA maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
  1. The board does not encourage meeting PDH requirements through distance learning. To be accepted, the licensee must demonstrate high quality education from the course, if requested, and the course must require the participant to show evidence of achievement and completion. meets this requirement by providing an online quiz that is graded automatically, along with a certificate of completion that can be accessed and downloaded immediately after successful completion of a course
  2. The Board specifically states that equipment demonstrations will not be accepted for PDH credit.
  3. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years. helps you meet this requirement by providing you with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course. Additionally, your certificates of completion are securely maintained by for a minimum of seven years and can be accessed online through your login account
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