Illinois State Requirements

Illinois

Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

Illinois professional engineers are required to earn 30 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Illinois State Board of Professional Engineers. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 hours biennially
Renewal Dates November 30 of odd-numbered years for Professional Engineers
November 30 of even-numbered years for Structural Engineers
Course Approval The Board does not require pre-approval for providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board’s requirements
Course Content No specific guidance or restrictions on course content are provided by the Board.
For Professional Engineers, the course must “contribute to the advancement, extension or enhancement of the professional skills and/or scientific knowledge of the licensee in practice of professional engineering” and “foster the enhancement of general or specialized practice and values of professional engineering, related sciences and engineering ethics”
For Structural Engineers, the course must “contribute to the advancement, extension or enhancement of the professional skills and scientific knowledge of the licensee in practice of structural engineering” and “foster the enhancement of general or specialized practice and values of structural engineering”
Online Courses Accepted. For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education. For Structural Engineers, no more than 10 hours of the 30 hours required may be earned through online continuing education and cannot be used as continuing education for Illinois Structural Engineers
PDH Carryover Hours cannot be carried forward into the next renewal period
Additional
  1. Credit will be given for self-study courses only if an examination has been completed by the licensee and graded by the sponsor. EZpdh.com meets this requirement by providing an online quiz that is graded automatically
  2. The Board specifically states that equipment demonstrations will not be accepted for PDH credit
  3. 3.PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 6 years for Professional Engineers and 4 years for Structural Engineers. EZpdh.com 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 EZpdh.com for a minimum of seven years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account
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