MINNESOTA
Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDH) FAQs

Continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers in Minnesota is measured in Professional Development Hours (PDH)

How many PDHs are required for Professional Engineers in Minnesota?

Engineers in Minnesota are required to complete 24 hours, including two hours of ethics, every two years.

When do Minnesota Engineers renew their license?

Minnesota professional engineers must renew by June 30th of even-numbered years.

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

Yes, the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design 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 PDH that fulfill 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 PDHs in Minnesota?

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

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. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years.

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

License renewal forms can be found at http://mn.gov/aelslagid/renewals.html

Who is in charge of engineer's licenses in the state of Minnesota?

Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
85 E. 7th Place Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 296-2388

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