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  • Civil Engineering Courses

    Illinois-Civil Engineering Package: 30 PDH

    $180.00 $90.00
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    Six Civil Engineering courses plus Illinois Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 30 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional RegulationInstructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Illinois – Laws, Rules, and Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Illinois Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the State Board of Professional Engineers of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Laws and Rules, including Professional Engineering Ethics.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • The engineer’s guidelines for practicing within Illinois's laws and rules
      • The engineer’s duty to protect the public
      • The engineer’s duty to make objective and truthful statements
      • The engineer’s duty to limit practice to his or her field of competence
      • The engineer’s duty to maintain client confidentiality
      • The engineer’s responsibility to the profession

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Pavement Design for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage Areas: 6 PDH

    Preview Course: Pavement Design
    This course provides guidance for design of pavements and supporting materials for roads, streets, walks and open storage areas. The contents include procedures for conducting preliminary site reconnaissance, traffic analyses, and criteria for the design of subgrade, subbase, base courses, flexible and rigid pavements.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Preliminary Soil Investigations
      • Vehicular Traffic Considerations
      • Flexible Pavement Materials & Subgrades
      • Bituminous Pavement
      • Flexible Pavement Design
      • Rigid Pavement Design
      • Concrete Pavement Design
      • Reinforced Concrete Pavements
      • Pavement Overlays
      • Joints For Plain & Reinforced Concrete
      • Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements
      • Seasonal Frost Conditions

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Foundations in Expansive Soils: 6 PDH

    Preview Course: Foundations
    This course presents guidance and information for the geotechnical investigation necessary for the selection and design of foundations for heavy and light buildings constructed in expansive clay soil areas. The information in this course is generally applicable to many types of structures such as residences, warehouses, and multi-story buildings. Emphasis is given to the maintenance of an environment that encourages constant moisture conditions in the foundation soils during and following construction. Special attention must always be given to specific requirements of the structure such as limitations on allowable differential movement.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Guidelines of the geotechnical investigation and analysis
      • Field exploration
      • Laboratory investigations
      • Methodology for prediction of volume changes
      • Selection of the type of foundation
      • Structural details of design procedures provided for reference
      • Methods of minimizing foundation movement
      • Construction techniques and inspection Remedial repair of damaged structures

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design: 5 PDH

    Preview Course: Homebuilders Guide
    In this course, the student will review Chapters 1-4 from “Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction”, FEMA 232 – June 2006 prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Background & History
      • Above-Code Recommendations
      • International Residential Code & IRC Seismic Design Categories
      • Building Response & Concepts Concerning Site
      • Other Hazards including Coastal Hazards
      • Earthquake Resistant Requirements
      • IRC General Earthquake Limitations
      • Load Path
      • Lateral Capacities
      • House Configuration Irregularities
      • Foundation Requirements including Concrete Foundations & Masonry Foundations
      • Special Soil Conditions
      • Foundation Resistance to Sliding Loads
      • Special Considerations for Cut & Fill Sites
      • Foundation Design and Reinforcement
      • Interior Braced Walls Anchoring
      • Floor Design & Construction including Wood Frame, Cantilevered & Concrete Slab-On-Grade
      • Requirements for Blocking
      • Floor Sheathing

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 5 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes Part I: 4 PDH

    Preview Course: Conduits I & II
    Part I of a two-part series. This course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes, and the design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, internal/external fluid pressures, cast-in-place conduits for dams, circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees, and corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Material selection
      • Installation methods
      • Loadings
      • Method of analysis
      • Joints & camber
      • Life cycle design

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes Part II: 4 PDH

    Preview Course: Conduits I & II
    Part II of a two-part series. This course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes, and the design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, internal/external fluid pressures, cast-in-place conduits for dams, circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees, and corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Material selection
      • Installation methods
      • Loadings
      • Method of analysis
      • Joints & camber
      • Life cycle design

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Deterioration of Concrete: 2 PDH

    Preview Course: Deterioration of Concrete
    In this course, the student will review Chapter 3, Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete from Engineer Manual (EM) 1110-2-2002, “Engineering and Design – Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures” published by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (issued 30 June 1995). This course is most relevant to engineers wishing to attain knowledge on the most common causes of problems in concrete. The course also provides a brief description of the basic mechanism of each common problem, a description of the typical symptoms that would be observed during a visual inspection, and suggests preventative methods or techniques to prevent further damage.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Common causes of concrete deterioration
      • Symptoms of concrete distress and deterioration that can be found during visual inspections
      • Preventative measures to reduce or eliminate further concrete degradation.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    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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  • Electrical Engineering Courses

    Illinois-Electrical Engineering Package: 30 PDH

    $180.00 $90.00
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    Four Electrical Engineering courses plus Illinois Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 30 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Illinois State Board of Professional Engineers Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE

    Illinois – Laws, Rules, and Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    In this course the student will study the State Board of Professional Engineers of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Laws and Rules, including Professional Engineering Ethics.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • The engineer’s guidelines for practicing within Illinois's laws and rules
      • The engineer’s duty to protect the public
      • The engineer’s duty to make objective and truthful statements
      • The engineer’s duty to limit practice to his or her field of competence
      • The engineer’s duty to maintain client confidentiality
      • The engineer’s responsibility to the profession

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Basic Electrical and DC Theory: 9 PDH

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • How is DC voltage produced and what does an electric circuit consist of
      • What is a rectifier and how half-wave bridge rectifiers differ from full-wave bridge rectifiers
      • What is the difference between a schematic diagram, one-line diagram, block diagram and wiring diagram
      • What is resistivity and how temperature affects the resistance of materials
      • What is the difference between open circuit, close circuit, and short circuit
      • What primary characteristics identify a series, parallel or a combination circuit
      • How to calculate the current and voltage drop in series, parallel or combination circuits
      • How to calculate the equivalent resistance for a series, parallel or combination circuit
      • What is meant by the terms voltage divider and current division
      • How is electron flow theory different from conventional current theory

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 30 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 9 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Batteries, DC Circuits, DC Generators, & DC Motors: 6 PDH

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Battery operations: series, parallel, primary, seconday, shelf life, etc
      • Battery types: wet, dry, alkaline, etc
      • Battery harzards
      • Inductance
      • Capacitance
      • DC generator construction
      • DC generator theory of operation
      • DC generator voltage production, ratings, & losses
      • DC motor theory
      • DC motor construction and operation

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    AC Theory, Circuits, Generators & Motors: 6 PDH

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • AC motor theory
      • AC motor construction and operation
      • AC motor applications and usage
      • Transformer theory and design
      • Electronic Measuring devices
      • Instrument construction
      • Distribution systems

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    AC Motors, Transformers, Instruments & Distribution Systems: 6 PDH

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • AC motor theory
      • AC motor construction and operation
      • AC motor applications and usage
      • Transformer theory and design
      • Electronic Measuring devices
      • Instrument construction
      • Distribution systems

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

     

    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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  • Mechanical Engineering Courses

    Illinois-Mechanical Engineering Package: 30 PDH

    $180.00 $90.00
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    Six Mechanical Engineering courses plus Illinois Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 30 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by theIllinois State Board of Professional Engineers.Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    Illinois – Laws, Rules, and Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Illinois Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the State Board of Professional Engineers of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Laws and Rules, including Professional Engineering Ethics.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • The engineer’s guidelines for practicing within Illinois's laws and rules
      • The engineer’s duty to protect the public
      • The engineer’s duty to make objective and truthful statements
      • The engineer’s duty to limit practice to his or her field of competence
      • The engineer’s duty to maintain client confidentiality
      • The engineer’s responsibility to the profession

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Thermodynamics: 8 PDH

    Preview Course: Thermodynamics
    This course provides a detailed overview of Thermodynamics Principles and Practices including thermodynamic principles in practical industrial, commercial and residential applications. The student will comprehend, analyze and solve various types of practical thermodynamic problems through several case studies. Laws, equations, graphs, charts, tables and diagrams, pertaining to various thermodynamics concepts, are covered and utilized in the analysis and solution of the case study problems.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Energy concepts and extension/application of the law of conservation of energy
      • Conversion of thermal energy to electricity through steam turbines and electric generators
      • Understanding and application of Steam Tables
      • Fundamental and essential concepts such as entropy, enthalpy, heat of fusion, heat of sublimation, latent and sensible heat
      • Thermodynamic processes
      • Heat engine cycles
      • Pyschrometric analysis based on psychrometric chart
      • Refrigeration cycle related numerical analysis utilizing Pressure –Enthalpy Charts

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 30 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 8 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Heat Transfer: 4 PDH

    Preview Course: Heat Transfer
    The transfer of heat is an integral part of many industrial processes. Moreover, heat transfer affects our everyday lives – from an oven heating our dinner to the wind cooling us on a hot summer day. Thus, it is important that the engineer understands how to apply the basic principles of heat transfer to solve real-world problems.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Heat transfer definitions and terminology, including heat flux, thermal conductivity, LMTD, and heat transfer coefficients
      • Conduction and the equivalent resistance formulas
      • Convection and use of the overall heat transfer coefficient
      • Radiant heat transfer, including black bodies, gray bodies and emissivity

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Fluid Flow: 4 PDH

    Preview Course: Fluid Flow
    Fluid flow and practical fluid mechanics is essential to any engineer's knowledge base. This course will overview the basic principles of fluid flow including the three key attributes to solve all fluid problems. Bernoulli Equation will be discussed in detail to enable understanding of different types of energy in a fluid stream. Laminar and turbulent flow, head loss, and factors affecting head loss will also be dicussed in detail and explained with practical problems.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Shear Stress in a fluid
      • Conservation of Mass
      • Conservation of Momentum
      • Reynolds number
      • Laminar versus turbulent flow
      • Bernoulli Equation
      • Major head losses
      • Minor head losses
      • System level analysis

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Chillers, Refrigerant Compressors, and Heating Systems: 6 PDH

    Preview Course: Chillers & Refrigerants
    This course focuses on the equipment and equipment components used to generate heating and cooling. It does not include fans and pumps. This distinction is clear for most equipment types, such as unit heaters, boilers, and chillers. However, for packaged air-conditioning (AC) equipment the distinction can be subtle. Most packaged AC equipment is treated as a unit by performance rating procedures. Hence, separation of the fans is difficult. For this study, only the refrigerant compressors of packaged equipment are considered.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Accurate estimates of the energy used by primary cooling in the US commercial building sector
      • Accurate estimates of the energy used by primary heating in the US commercial building sector
      • Factors which contribute to energy use by the equipment
      • Baseline estimate of current national energy use
      • Calculation of the national energy savings impact
      • Methods & options for reducing energy usage

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 5 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Diesel Engine Fundamentals I: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Diesel I & II
    Part I of a two-part series. This course provides the engineer the basic understanding of the operation and design of Diesel Engines. The student will learning learn the fundamentals from the earlier history to the basic components which make up all diesel engines today.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Diesel engine history
      • Differences to other combustible engines
      • Major components
      • Cooling systems
      • Lubrication systems
      • Fuel systems

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Diesel Engine Fundamentals II: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Diesel I & II
    Part II of a two-part series. This course provides the engineer the basic understanding of the operation and design of Diesel Engines. The student will learn in depth, the diesel engine operation including an overview of all basic components as well as the different cycles and the operation of all essential systems of modern day diesel engines.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Exhaust system
      • Operation terminology
      • Compression ratio
      • Basic diesel cycles
      • Four & two stroke cycles
      • Engine control
      • Fuel control
      • Engine protection

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

     

    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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  • Structural Engineering Courses

    Illinois-Structural Engineering Package: 30 PDH

    $180.00 $90.00
    Add to cart
    Eight Structural Engineering courses plus plus Illinois Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 30 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Illinois – Laws, Rules, and Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Illinois Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the State Board of Professional Engineers of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Laws and Rules, including Professional Engineering Ethics.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • The engineer’s guidelines for practicing within Illinois's laws and rules
        • The engineer’s duty to protect the public
        • The engineer’s duty to make objective and truthful statements
        • The engineer’s duty to limit practice to his or her field of competence
        • The engineer’s duty to maintain client confidentiality
        • The engineer’s responsibility to the profession

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design: 5 PDH

    Preview Course: Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design
    In this course, the student will review Chapters 1-4 from “Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction”, FEMA 232 – June 2006 prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • Background & History
        • Above-Code Recommendations
        • International Residential Code & IRC Seismic Design Categories
        • Building Response & Concepts Concerning Site
        • Other Hazards including Coastal Hazards
        • Earthquake Resistant Requirements
        • IRC General Earthquake Limitations
        • Load Path
        • Lateral Capacities
        • House Configuration Irregularities
        • Foundation Requirements including Concrete Foundations & Masonry Foundations
        • Special Soil Conditions
        • Foundation Resistance to Sliding Loads
        • Special Considerations for Cut & Fill Sites
        • Foundation Design and Reinforcement
        • Interior Braced Walls Anchoring
        • Floor Design & Construction including Wood Frame, Cantilevered & Concrete Slab-On-Grade
        • Requirements for Blocking
        • Floor Sheathing

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 5 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Design of Heavy Duty Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Design of Heavy Duty Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade
    This course describes the criteria for the design of concrete floor slabs on grade in buildings for heavy loads. Concrete floor slabs on grade are often subjected to heavy loads in buildings such as wall loads, stationary live loads and moving loads. The entire design procedure is based on a working stress concept. This course will provide the student with the criteria needed to design concrete floor slabs on grade subjected to heavy loads. Design examples are shown to aid in understanding the course material.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • The steps required to design a heavy duty concrete floor slab
        • How to determine floor slab requirements for wall loads, stationary wall loads and moving loads
        • How to investigate the subgrade and environmental conditions relevant to the design
        • How to determine the modulus of subgrade reaction for various soils

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Cost Benefit of ICF: 2 PDH

    Preview Course: Cost Benefit of ICF
    This online course is based on a guide that provides cost comparisons of ICF construction to standard residential wood-frame construction, a comprehensive cost analysis of the monthly costs of home ownership for wood-frame and ICF homes, and a detailed discussion regarding many of the structural and energy performance benefits gained through the use of ICFs.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • Become familiar with ICF construction
        • Be made aware of the many benefits gained through the use of ICF construction
        • Comparative performance and cost comparison of ICF home vs wood frame home
        • Structral safety and hazard mitigation
        • Energy cost comparison of ICF home

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Structural Design Criteria For Structures Other Than Buildings: 2 PDH

    Preview Course: Structural Design Criteria For Structures Other Than Buildings
    This two hour online course establishes structural design criteria for structures other than buildings, furnishes design guidance for various types of structures, and identifies special considerations with regard to certain materials in specific applications. Structures other than buildings which are covered in this course include the following: bridges; dock and harbor facilities; drainage structures; bulk material structures; water and wastewater structures; and mechanical, electrical, and communication structures.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • Know the common building materials used in construction
        • Types of structures used in transportation, water & electrical distribution
        • Support requirements for mechanical systems and bulk materials
        • Design criteria for various types of structures
        • Identify special considerations with regard to certain materials in specific applications.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks: 4 PDH

    Preview Course: Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks
    This course provides guidance to engineers in methods to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks on new buildings. While focusing primarily on explosive attacks and design strategies to mitigate the effects of explosions, the course also addresses design strategies to mitigate the effects of chemical, biological and radiological attacks. In addition to the applicability to the design of new commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, and light-industrial buildings, many of the concepts presented are also applicable to other building types and/or existing buildings.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • Design strategies to enhance life safety of building occupants
        • Incremental steps to produce fully developed security measures
        • Multi-disciplinary approach to security design
        • Complex trade-offs required when designing security into a building

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Design of Hydraulic Steel Structures: 4 PDH

    Preview Course: Design of Hydraulic Steel Structures
    Proper design, construction, and maintenance of hydraulic steel structures (HSS) is imperative for safe operation and reliable service over the structure’s lifetime. Engineers charged with the responsibility of maintaining these structures must be familiar with the basics of HSS design, as well as the intricacies of the structure’s abilities and limitations. This 4 hour interactive course prescribes guidance for (a) designing hydraulic steel structures (HSS) by load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and (b) fracture control. Allowable stress design (ASD) guidance is provided as an alternative design procedure or for those structure types where LRFD criteria have yet to be developed. Hydraulic steel structures are lock gates, tainter gates, tainter valves, bulkheads and stoplogs, vertical lift gates, components of hydroelectric and pumping plants, and miscellaneous structures such as lock wall accessories, local flood protection gates, and outlet works gates. HSS may be subject to submergence, wave action, hydraulic hammer, cavitation, impact, corrosion, and severe climatic conditions.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

        • Discuss the benefits of the LRFD method over the ASD method of designs
        • List the modes of failure for HSS and what design principles are used to address these issues
        • Describe the types of HSS and their corresponding uses and allowable stress loads
        • Name the different types of HSS connections, including their design specifications and appropriate uses

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Fundamentals of Metals: 5 PDH

    The course provides an understanding of the structure and properties of metals, stress mechanisms, failure modes and the characteristics determine their usefulness for a specific application. Often, materials are subject to variable forces (loads). The engineer calculates these forces to establish the service that can be expected and material scientists experiment to determine how materials deform (elongate, compress, and twist) or break as a function of applied load, time, temperature, and other conditions.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Mechanical properties of metals
      • Structure of metals and how those structures are affected by various processes

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 5 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Deterioration of Concrete: 2 PDH

    A basic understanding of the underlying causes of concrete deficiencies is essential to performing meaningful evaluations which lead to the proper selection of the method or technique used to successfully repair concrete. Symptoms or observations of a deficiency must be differentiated from the actual cause of the deficiency, and it is imperative that causes and not symptoms be addressed in repairs. Deterioration of concrete is an extremely complex subject since, in most cases, the damage detected will be the result of more than one mechanism.

    In this course, the student will review Chapter 3, Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete from Engineer Manual (EM) 1110-2-2002, “Engineering and Design – Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures” published by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (issued 30 June 1995). This course is most relevant to engineers wishing to attain knowledge on the most common causes of problems in concrete. The course also provides a brief description of the basic mechanism of each common problem, a description of the typical symptoms that would be observed during a visual inspection, and suggests preventative methods or techniques to prevent further damage.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Common causes of concrete deterioration
    • Symptoms of concrete distress and deterioration that can be found during visual inspections
    • Preventative measures to reduce or eliminate further concrete degradation.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.