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Engineering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) FAQs

Continuing education, or PDH, is called Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Maine.

How many hours of CPD are required for Professional Engineers in Maine?

Engineers in Maine are required to complete 30 hours of CPD every two years. 

When do Maine Engineers renew their license?

Maine professional engineers must renew by December 31st of odd years.

Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Maine?

Yes, the Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Engineering does not pre-approve providers of engineering continuing education courses. Each engineer has the power to determine which courses meet the board requirements and their educational needs. Our courses include a short quiz at the end of each CPD course that fulfills the requirement to show evidence of achievement and completion. Quizzes are graded automatically, and certificates are available immediately upon completion.

What content is approved for CPD in Maine?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Maine. Business skills, professional development skills, computer skills not related specifically to engineering, and subjects that are "elementary" or entry level are not accepted.

Are online courses approved for Maine Engineering CPDs?

Yes, Internet courses are specifically mentioned by the board as an approved form of continuing education for Maine engineers.

Who stores my engineering continuing education records?

Technically each engineer is responsible for keeping track and submitting their own certificates, BUT WE STORE ALL CERTIFICATES INDEFINITELY and they can always be accessed for free. CPD course completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years.

How do I renew my Maine Professional Engineer's License?

License renewals are completed online at https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/licensing/begin.pl?board_number=1240

Who is in Charge of Engineer's licenses in the state of Maine?

Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Engineering
295 Water Street, Suite 207
Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: (207) 287-3236

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