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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): 30 PDH's biannually

Renewal Date: November 30 biannually

Requirements: No course preapproval required, completion of college course (1 semester hour = 15 PDH's, 1/4 hour = 10 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: Illinois has an 'extreme hardship' clause that covers different sorts of exemptions. Listed exemptions include military personnel that spent a significant amount of the renewal period overseas, incapacitating illness, physical inability to travel to sites of continuing education, or 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.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/pe.asp

Renewal Info Link: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068013800003250R.html