Professional development hours are a key part of maintaining licensure. They are essential to keeping engineers at the top of their game through continuing education. Requirements vary by state, but there are opportunities to achieve these hours that are applicable nationwide.
In the State of New Jersey, 24 professional development hours, or PDHs, are required. At least two must be in professional practice ethics.
NSPE offers 15 free courses as a membership benefit to assist in the process of meeting the professional development requirements. Viewers are required to view the content and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 70 percent or higher. If successful, the viewer earns an attendance certificate along with the designated number of credits or professional development hours.
Examples from the selection of available courses include, but are not limited to:
As long as the viewer has access to a computer with audio and Internet access, they can complete the seminar anywhere. New courses are added annually.
Independent study opportunities are available, whether they are taken as print, DVD, or online.
Conferences and Events
Events are an excellent way to meet others in the engineering field, expand networking opportunities, and complete professional development hours.
Learning and networking are key components of the process for continuing education for engineers. Contact NJSPE for more information on becoming a member and gaining access to all the benefits, such as the free online courses.