New Mexico State Requirements

New Mexico

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements

Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPD in New Mexico

New Mexico 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 New Mexico State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Professional Surveyors. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

Hours Required30 hours biennially
Renewal DatesDecember 31 Odd Years for licenses ending in odd number
December 31 Even Years for licenses ending in even number
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 ContentMust have a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee relevant to the practice of engineering
Two (2) PDH must be earned in ethics
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. For Dual licenses, one half of the required 30 PDH must cover each profession
  2. 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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