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  • Electrical Engineering Courses

    Virginia-Electrical Engineering Package: 18 PDH

    $108.00 $60.00
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    Two Electrical Engineering courses plus Virginia Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 18 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Virginia APELSCIDLA Board
    Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE

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

    Preview Course: Virginia Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Virginia State APELSCIDLA Board Laws and 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 Virginia’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

    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.

     

    Virginia

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Virginia professional engineers are required to earn 16 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Virginia APELSCIDLA Board. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 16 hours biennially
    Renewal Dates Licenses renew on the last day of the month two years from the date of issue.
    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 Courses must be related to the engineer’s practice and should improve or expand the skills of the engineer. The Board will also accept courses in the areas of business practices, such as project management, risk management, or 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 No hours 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

    Virginia-Mechanical Engineering Package: 17 PDH

    $102.00 $60.00
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    Four Mechanical Engineering courses plus Virginia Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 17 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Virginia APELSCIDLA Board
    Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

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

    Preview Course: Virginia Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Virginia State APELSCIDLA Board Laws and 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 Virginia’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.

    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 discussed 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.

    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.
    Virginia

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Virginia professional engineers are required to earn 16 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Virginia APELSCIDLA Board. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 16 hours biennially
    Renewal Dates Licenses renew on the last day of the month two years from the date of issue.
    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 Courses must be related to the engineer’s practice and should improve or expand the skills of the engineer. The Board will also accept courses in the areas of business practices, such as project management, risk management, or 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 No hours 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: Virginia Laws, Rules and Ethics
    Preview Course: Heat Transfer
    Preview Course: Fluid Flow
    Preview Course: Diesel I & II
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  • Civil Engineering Courses

    Virigina-Civil Engineering Package: 16 PDH

    $96.00 $60.00
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    Three Civil Engineering courses plus Virginia Laws, Rules, & Ethics course that will earn 16 PDH guaranteed to be accepted by the Virginia APELSCIDLA Board
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

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

    Preview Course: Virginia Laws, Rules and Ethics
    In this course the student will study the Virginia State APELSCIDLA Board Laws and 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 Virginia’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.

    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.

    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.
    Virginia

    Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

    Virginia professional engineers are required to earn 16 PDH biennially. All of the required hours can be earned through online continuing education courses. EZpdh.com courses are accepted by the Virginia APELSCIDLA Board. The following table shows a quick rundown of license renewal requirements.

    Subject Requirement
    Hours Required 16 hours biennially
    Renewal Dates Licenses renew on the last day of the month two years from the date of issue.
    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 Courses must be related to the engineer’s practice and should improve or expand the skills of the engineer. The Board will also accept courses in the areas of business practices, such as project management, risk management, or 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 No hours 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