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Professional Engineering License Renewal Continuing Education Requirements


Do our courses provide valid continuing education credit for this state? Yes

Do I have to send in evidence of completion of my continuing education credits? No

Continuing Education Personal Development Hours (PDH's): 15 PDH's required annually (30 PDH's biannually starting 2009-2010 - see below)

Renewal Date: December 31 annually (biannually beginning 2009) All licensees will renew in 2009. Licensees with even-numbered licenses will be renewed for one year and have to renew again in 2010, after which they will renew on even years. Licensees with odd-numbered licenses will renew in 2009, and then renew again in 2011.

Requirements: No course preapproval required, completion of college course (1 semester hour = 45 PDH's), or completion of continuing education course (10 PDH per 1 Continuing Education Unit), or successful completion of correspondence courses, televised or videotaped courses, other short courses/tutorials (1 PDH per hour of attendance), or presenting or attending seminars, in-house courses, workshops, presentations at meetings, conventions, conferences (1 PDH per hour of development), or teaching a course for the first time, authoring a published paper, article, or book (10 PDH max), or active participation in professional or technical societies (2 PDH each organization), or being granted a patent (10 PDH max)

Renewal Exemptions: You are exempt from continuing education if: You just received your license this year, you are no longer practicing, you are retired, you spent over 120 consecutive days overseas in employment or military service, being licensed in a state where the mandatory Professional Competency requirement of at least 15 PDH per year, born before 1/1/44 and licensed before 1/1/84.

Link: http://www.arkansas.gov/pels/

Renewal Info Link: http://www.arkansas.gov/pels/eng_info.html

Online Renewal Link: https://www.ark.org/pels/renewals/index.php