Many States (with the exception of a handful) in the US require engineers to get continuing education credits, 15 hours every year or 30 hours every 2 years. It is a topic of debate and discussion as to whether this should be required or not. Some argue that we work in a field that is constantly changing and we have to constantly adapt and learn new codes and techniques in order to stay current in our field. I am actually licensed in a state that requires CEU/PDH and also in a state that doesn’t require any continuing education credits. While this is true that we work in this field, I have also seen many small companies that cut corners and use old outdated codes and never use the good quality software that keeps up with changes in codes. I have personally seen companies that develop in house spreadsheets and never update them.
I am not sure if your state requires PDH/CEU, but I know it is a chore to obtain this many hours if your company doesn’t sponsor lunch talks and bring in Technical seminars to you. No matter which side of the debate you are on, if you need that last 1 hour of credit to finish off your requirements then here is a short course you can take to get 1 PDH. (Disclaimer: Please check in with your state to see if the course needs to be pre-approved by their licensing board to cover your bases) Enjoy!