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Professional Engineering License Renewal Continuing Education Requirements

South Dakota

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? Yes, PDH log

Continuing Education Personal Development Hours (PDH's): 30 PDH's required biannually

Renewal Date: Registration date biannually

Requirements: No course preapproval required, completion of college course (1 semester hour = 45 PDH's, 1/4 hour = 30 PDH's), or completion of continuing education course (10 PDH per 1 Continuing Education Unit), or presenting or attending seminars, in-house courses, workshops, presentations at meetings, conventions, conferences, other coursework (1 PDH per hour of development), or teaching a course for the first time (2 PDH per hour teached, full-time faculty not allowed to take this credit), authoring a published paper, article, or book (10 PDH), or active participation (officer or committee member) in professional or technical societies (2 PDH each organization, maximum 6 PDH per renewal period), or being granted a patent (10 PDH)

Renewal Exemptions: You are exempt from continuing education if: You just received your license this year, 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, if you suffered illness, physical disability, or other extenuating circumstances (subject to Board approval)

Link: http://www.state.sd.us/dol/boards/engineer/

Renewal Info Link: http://www.state.sd.us/dol/boards/engineer/PDF%20files/CONTINUING%20PROFESSIONAL%20DEVELOPMENT%201.31.08.pdf

Online Renewal Link: http://www.state.sd.us/applications/LD17BTP/secure/forms/BTPLicenseeRenewalForm.asp