Louisiana State Requirements

Louisiana

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements

Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPD in Louisiana
Louisiana Professional Engineers are required to earn 30 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

Please note: Recent rules changes listed in bold to be effective after Jan 1, 2017.

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SubjectRequirement/ (Jan 1, 2017 effective change)
Hours Required30 hours biennially/ (15 hours annually, maximum of 8 PDH earned per day)
Renewal DatesMarch 31 and September 30 based on the year of initial licensure
Course ApprovalThe Board requires pre-approval for providers or specific courses EZpdh is a Louisiana CPD Approved Provider: CPD.0000317
Course ContentBuilding and Building System Engineers – Minimum 8 PDH must be earned in Life Safety Code, Building Code, and/or Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Guidelines
One (1) PDH must be earned in Ethics / (Per year – One (1) PDH must be earned in Ethics, minimum of four (4) PDH must be earned in Life Safety Code, Building Code, and/or Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Guidelines) 
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. However, in required categories such as ethics, life safety code, minimum standards, etc., the number of PDH carried over in the particular required category may not exceed the minimum number of PDH required in that category/ (A maximum of 7 PDH may be carried forward into the next year)
Additional
  1. Dual licensees (those who are both a PE and a PLS) must obtain 30 PDHs during each biennial licensure renewal period; however, at least 10 of the PDHs must be in engineering-related activities and at least 10 of the PDHs must be in land surveying-related activities. Of the required 30 PDHs (a) at least 1 PDH must be in professional ethics; (b) a minimum of 8 PDHs must be earned in Life Safety Code, Building Codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines by every professional engineer who designs buildings and/or building systems; and (c) a minimum of 2 PDHs must be earned in the Standards of Practice Boundary Surveys in Louisiana/ (Dual licensees (those who are both a PE and a PLS) must obtain 15 PDHs annually; however, at least 1/3 of the PDHs must be in engineering-related activities and at least 1/3 of the PDHs must be in land surveying-related activities. Of the required 15 PDHs (a) at least 1 PDH must be in professional ethics; (b) a minimum of 4 PDHs must be earned in Life Safety Code, Building Codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines by every professional engineer who designs buildings and/or building systems; and (c) a minimum of 1 PDHs must be earned in the Standards of Practice Boundary Surveys in Louisiana)
  2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 6 years. EZpdh 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 for a minimum of seven years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account
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