Becoming an engineer is a long and difficult process. Getting your New Jersey professional engineering license was just one more step in your career as an engineer. Once you have your license though, the work is not over. You must maintain your license with continuing education courses to provide you with the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) you need to maintain and renew your license.
Here is exactly what you need to know about maintaining your New Jersey professional engineering license in order to renew it as maintain PE status.
How many PDHs do I need?
New Jersey professional engineers need 24 hours of continuing education over a two-year period in order to maintain and renew their license.
Can I do more PDHs than required?
Professional engineers can do as many hours of PDHs as they desire.
If I do more than the required PDHs, can those hours carry over into the next renewal period?
Yes, but 12 hours of continuing education is the maximum amount you can carry over.
How long is the renewal period?
Biennial – every two years.
How much does it cost to renew?
There is a renewal fee of $80.
When can I renew my license?
On April 30 in even numbered years.
Are certain PDHs required each period?
Two ethics PDH credits are required each period. No more than eight hours of ethics PDHs can count toward the 24 hours needed to maintain your license.
Can I complete my PDHs online?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of PDHs you complete online.
Where can I find upcoming PDHs?
All information about continuing education courses and professional engineering education can be found here on our wesbite.
If you are a NJSPE member and have any other questions about maintaining your New jersey professional engineer license you can contact us here: https://njspe.org/contact-us/