Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Requirements
Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPC in Maryland

PDH Pro is a Maryland approved CEU providerPDH-Pro is approved by the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers as a provider of continuing education for professional engineers. If you are a Maryland professional engineer, PDH-Pro can help you meet the continuing education requirements. All of our courses can be used to meet your continuing education requirement. Currently, Maryland engineers must earn 16 PDH during each biennial period.

We offer 16-Hour Packages for Maryland professional engineers that fulfills all requirements, including a 2 hour of ethics course. Each of our MD package courses is guaranteed to be accepted by the Maryland Board.

Rules for continuing education for Maryland were revised as of January 1, 2018. Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 16 hours biennially
Renewal Dates Licenses renew on the last day of the month two years from the date of issue
Course Approval Maryland requires that courses be taken from a pre-approved sponsor. PDH-Pro is an Approved Continued Professional Competency (CPC) Course Provider
Course Content

A licensee shall complete a minimum of 16 PDH units earned from the participation in and completion of qualified programs described as:

  • Technical, research, analytical, or design aspects of engineering;
  • Laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland;
  • Engineering-related computer hardware and software topics;
  • Standards of practice or care;
  • Professional engineering ethics;
  • Project management, risk assessment and management, or emergency amd disaster management; or
  • Similar topics aimed to maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensees field of practice.

A minimum of 1 PDH in each biennial licensing term shall be earned from the participation in the completion of qualifying programs with content related to the following:

  • The awareness of ethical concerns and conflicts related to the practice of engineering;
  • An enhanced familiarity with the code of conduct for professional engineers;
  • An understanding of standards of practice or care related to the practice of engineering; or
  • Laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland.
Online Courses Online continuing education from approved providers is specifically accepted under Maryland’s rules. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned using online courses
PDH Carryover A maximum of 8 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period
  1. A dual-licensed engineer/surveyor shall shall fulfill at least 8 PDH units that satisfy the CPC requirements set forth in COMAR 09.13.08 applicable to licensed professional land or property line surveyors, and at least 8 PDH units that satisfy the CPC requirements of professional engineering
  2. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years. PDH-Pro helps you meet this requirement by providing you with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course. Additionally, your certificates of completion are securely maintained by PDH-Pro for a minimum of seven years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account