Maryland State Requirements


Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Requirements

Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPC in Maryland
Maryland Professional Engineers are required to earn 16 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.

EZpdh is a Maryland Approved Provider

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Hours Required16 hours biennially
Renewal DatesLicenses renew on the last day of the month two years from the date of issue
Course ApprovalMaryland requires that courses be taken from a pre-approved sponsor

EZpdh is an Approved Continued Professional Competency (CPC) Course Provider

Course ContentA licensee shall complete a minimum of 16 PDH units earned from the participation in and completion of qualified programs described as:

  • Technical, research, analytical, or design aspects of engineering;
  • Laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland;
  • Engineering-related computer hardware and software topics;
  • Standards of practice or care;
  • Professional engineering ethics;
  • Project management, risk assessment and management, or emergency amd disaster management; or
  • Similar topics aimed to maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensees field of practice.

A minimum of 1 PDH in each biennial licensing term shall be earned from the participation in the completion of qualifying programs with content related to the following:

  • The awareness of ethical concerns and conflicts related to the practice of engineering;
  • An enhanced familiarity with the code of conduct for professional engineers;
  • An understanding of standards of practice or care related to the practice of engineering; or
  • Laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland.
Online CoursesOnline continuing education from approved providers is specifically accepted under Maryland’s rules. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned using online courses
PDH CarryoverA maximum of 8PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
  1. A dual-licensed engineer/surveyor shall shall fulfill at least 8 PDH units that satisfy the CPC requirements set forth in COMAR 09.13.08 applicable to licensed professional land or property line surveyors, and at least 8 PDH units that satisfy the CPC requirements of professional engineering
  2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 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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