Maintaining Your New Jersey Professional Engineering License

Hard-working professional engineers know achieving a PE license is only the beginning. Many state licensing boards require that professional engineers maintain and improve their skills. New Jersey requires you to obtain Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by completing continuing education courses.

Here is exactly what you need to know about maintaining your New Jersey professional engineering license in order to renew and 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. (The renewal deadline was extended last year due to the Covid Pandemic.)

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?

NJSPE provides multiple online continuing education courses for your benefit. Visit our continuing education page to register today! Continuing Education Page.

Do you have more questions? We would be happy to help. Reach out at info@njspe.org.

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