Continuing Education Requirements for NM PEs
The New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Professional Surveyors requires a completion of 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) of continuing education biennially to renew a Professional Engineer’s license. If more than 30 PDHs are met, a maximum of 15 PDHs may be carried over to the next renewal period. Odd-numbered licenses have a renewal deadline of December 31 on odd years, even-numbered licenses have a renewal deadline of December 31 on even years. At least two PDHs must be ethics-related.
Listed below are the New Mexico professional engineer (PE) license renewal requirements.
|No of PDH hours required||30 PDH|
|Renewal period||Biennial, Dec 31st of odd years for engineers with license numbers ending in odd numbers and Dec 31st of even numbers for engineers with license numbers ending in even numbers.|
|Provider approval||The Board does not pre-approve course providers|
|Course content approval||Any program with a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice. Subject matter which is technical in nature or addresses, professional ethics, quality assurance, codes or other similar topics which facilitate the licensee’s professional development as a professional engineer and serves to safeguard life, health and welfare. At least 2 PDH in Ethics must be taken by engineers every renewal period.|
|Maximum PDH hours to carry over||15 PDH. No ethics courses can be carried forward into the next renewal period; however, ethics credits in excess of 2 per renewal cycle can be used to fulfill the general continuing education requirement.|
|Online courses||No limit on online courses. For meeting the continuing professional competency requirements through online courses, the course must require the participant to show evidence of completion. PDH-Pro courses meet this requirement by providing a certificate of completion after participant passes a quiz.|
|State Board Website||http://www.sblpes.state.nm.us/|
We prepared a detailed summary and review of the New Mexico continuing education requirements (read the article).