Montana State Requirements


Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Requirements

Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPC in Montana

Montana professional engineers are required to earn 30 PDH annually. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. courses are accepted by the Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 hours biennially
Renewal Dates June 30 of even-numbered years for all 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 The course must have a “clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice”
Online Courses Accepted. For Professional Engineers, there is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education
PDH Carryover A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
  1. For dual licensees, the number of PDH remains 30 biennially; however at least one-third shall be obtained in each profession
  2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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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