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  • Civil Engineering Courses

    Texas-Civil Engineering Package: 15 PDH

    $90.00 $60.00
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    Two Civil Engineering courses plus Texas Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 15 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Texas – Laws, Rules, & Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Statutes and Rules & Regulations, 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 Texas’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 online 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 in Expansive Soils
    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.

     

    Texas

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Texas professional engineers are required to earn 15 PDH annually. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 15 hours annually
    Renewal Dates March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 based on the initial date of licensure
    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”At least 1 PDH must be earned in Professional Ethics
    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 14 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
    Additional
    1. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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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    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    Preview Course: Pavement Design
    Preview Course: Foundations in Expansive Soils
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  • Electrical Engineering Courses

    Texas-Electrical Engineering Package: 15 PDH

    $108.00 $60.00
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    Two Electrical Engineering courses plus Texas Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 15 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE

    Texas – Laws, Rules, & Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Statutes and Rules & Regulations, 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 Texas 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

    Preview Course: Basic Electrical and DC Theory
    This course also introduces the basic electricity and electrical circuit concepts associated with direct current. Topics include calculation of current, voltage, resistance and power in series, parallel and combination circuits with direct current (DC) power sources.

    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.

    AC Theory, Circuits, Generators & Motors: 6 PDH

    Preview Course: AC Theory, Circuits, Generators & Motors
    This course explores the fundamentals of AC circuits, and how, instead of working with pure resistances, the concept of impedance is introduced. AC circuit theory can cause engineers a lot of difficulty; however this course will attempt to make the concept easy to see and understand. Numerous pictures and graphs are used to show the basic fundamentals of how Alternating Current works. This course also details the general theory and equations for AC Circuit analysis, AC generators and AC Motors.

    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.

     

    Texas

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Texas professional engineers are required to earn 15 PDH annually. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 15 hours annually
    Renewal Dates March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 based on the initial date of licensure
    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”At least 1 PDH must be earned in Professional Ethics
    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 14 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
    Additional
    1. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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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  • Environmental engineering

    Texas-Environmental Engineering Package: 15 PDH

    $90.00 $60.00
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    Five Environmental Engineering courses plus Texas Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 15 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Texas – Laws, Rules, & Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Statutes and Rules & Regulations, 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 Texas’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.

    A Guide to Offshore Wind Energy: 2 PDH

    Preview Course: A Guide to Offshore Wind Energy
    Offshore wind turbines harness the energy of the ocean winds and turn it into electricity. This course introduces the basic principles of proposed US offshore wind facilities. The course summarizes a study conducted by EESI of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms. The topics addressed include techinical issues related to marine foundations and structures, transmission issues unique to offshore power generation, political and regulatory issues and the publics perceptions of proposed offshore wind farms. This course demonstrates that offshore wind energy has been successfully implemented in other parts of the world and that the potential for wind farms in U.S. waters is favorable.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Awareness of the basic principles of Offshore Wind Energy
      • Awareness of the geographic areas in the U.S. that are canidates for wind farms
      • Learn the affects of wind farms on commercial fishing and birds
      • Public concerns about offshore wind farms relating to property values, local economy and jobs

    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.

    Building Envelope Impact on HVAC Energy Use: 3 PDHH

    Preview Course: Building Envelope Impact on HVAC Energy Use
    How airtight are the buildings you are responsible for? What is the energy load and indoor air quality like in your buildings? The only way to know is to perform a study. Despite common assumptions, measurements have shown that typical U.S. commercial buildings are not particularly airtight.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Discuss the reasons for performing a study
      • Understand the method of analysis regarding building envelope tightness
      • Describe the buildings used for the study
      • Understand which climates allow for the most HVAC savings
      • Explain the results of the study

    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 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Hurricane Mitigation: Summary Report On Building Performance: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Hurricane Mitigation
    After major hurricane disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dispatches Building Performance Assessment Teams (BPATs) to evaluate the successes and failures of buildings to withstand the wind and flood forces of these storms. The teams document the results of their evaluations in building performance assessment reports. This 3-hour online course summarizes the BPAT reports for Hurricane Katerina.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Describe the building and foundation types typically used in coastal areas
      • Illustrate the ability of various building and foundation types to withstand coastal surge, riverine flood, and hurricane winds
      • Explain design and construction practices that can reduce building damage in hurricanes
      • Describe construction practices that can reduce building damage in hurricanes

    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.

    Ponds- Planning, Design, Construction: 2 PDH

    Preview Course: Ponds-Planning, Design, Construction
    This course provides guidance on some of the required criteria the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has in place for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of ponds. This course describes basic design principles of embankment and excavation ponds as well as construction requirements. Topics include: water needs, preliminary soil investigations, watershed & stormwater runoff estimation, basin sealing, spillways and inlets, and operation & maintenance.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Become familiar with the general features and the differences of embankment and excavated ponds
      • How to perform a preliminary investigation
      • Be able estimate storm water runoff quantity and rate using the runoff curve number method
      • Estimate time of concentration for a watershed for a given flow length and average watershed slope
      • Advantages and disadvantages of a hooded or canopy inlet spillway and a drop inlet spillway
      • Estimate earthfill requirements for an embankment for known end areas and embankment length
      • Estimate embankment end area for known embankment height, side slopes, and top width

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 16 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.

    Hazardous Waste Identification: 2 PDH

    Preview Course: Hazardous Waste Identification
    This course covers hazardous waste regulated by the EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), starting with determining whether what waste is considered a solid waste according to the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Fundamentals of the hazardous waste identification process
      • Definition of hazardous waste & solid waste as used by RCRA
      • How to identify listed hazardous wastes and their characteristics
      • Interpretation of the mixture and 'derived-from' rules
      • Interpretation of the contained-in policy

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 16 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.
    Texas

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Texas professional engineers are required to earn 15 PDH annually. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 15 hours annually
    Renewal Dates March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 based on the initial date of licensure
    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”At least 1 PDH must be earned in Professional Ethics
    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 14 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
    Additional
    1. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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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  • Mechanical Engineering Courses

    Texas-Mechanical Engineering Package: 15 PDH

    $90.00 $60.00
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    Two Mechanical Engineering courses plus Texas Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 15 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    Texas – Laws, Rules, & Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Statutes and Rules & Regulations, 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 Texas’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
      • Psychrometric 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: HeatTransfer
    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 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.

     

    Texas

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Texas professional engineers are required to earn 15 PDH annually. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 15 hours annually
    Renewal Dates March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 based on the initial date of licensure
    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”At least 1 PDH must be earned in Professional Ethics
    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 14 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
    Additional
    1. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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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    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    Preview Course: Thermodynamics
    Preview Course: HeatTransfer
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  • Structural Engineering Courses

    Texas-Structural Engineering Package: 15 PDH

    $90.00 $60.00
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    Four Structural Engineering courses plus Texas Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 15 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Texas – Laws, Rules, & Ethics for Professional Engineers: 3 PDH

    Preview Course: Texas Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Statutes and Rules & Regulations, 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 Texas’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. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-809-6/AFM 88-3 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Structural Design Criteria for Structures Other Than Buildings.

    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.
    Texas

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Texas professional engineers are required to earn 15 PDH annually. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 15 hours annually
    Renewal Dates March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 based on the initial date of licensure
    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”At least 1 PDH must be earned in Professional Ethics
    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 14 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
    Additional
    1. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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
    State Website Access State Website