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Continuing Education Requirements for Tennessee Engineers

CEU Requirements for Tennessee Professional EngineersTennessee PE continuing education

Professional engineers in Tennessee are required to earn 24 Professional Development Hours (PDH) every two years. This continuing education requirement can be fulfilled through online courses sanctioned by the Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners. Engineers can carry forward up to 12 hours into the next renewal period.

Tennessee professional engineers can earn continuing education credits by taking online courses, attending conferences, publishing papers in peer reviewed journals, and participating in live webinars. Other activities are also accepted as noted below.

The Tennessee engineering board makes the licensee responsible for determining if a continuing ed course is suitable for license renewal. Engineers are also responsible for keeping appropriate records to document their CEU activities. The Board allows engineers who are disabled or a deployed military service member to claim an exemption from the continuing education requirements.

Refer to our Tennessee PE renewal page for a summary of all engineering license renewal requirements.

Tennessee PDH Credits

The Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners manages engineering licensing in the State of Tennessee. According to the rules of the Board, at least 13 hours should be related to technical competency, safety, health and welfare issues. These are the basic requirements in the context of ethical, technical and managerial content for practicing engineering.

Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Units of continuing education to Professional Development Hours (PDH) are given below:

  • 1 university semester hour of credits: 15 PDH
  • 1 university quarter-hour of credits: 10 PDH
  • 1 Continuing Education Units: 10 PDH
  • 1 hour accepted professional development education: 1 PDH

All applicants must present proof of obtaining the required continuing education if the Board requests, during the verification process.  There is no need to submit course certificates with your renewal.

Engineers must maintain records of Professional Development Hours (PDH) completion for a minimum of four years. PDH-Pro helps engineers meet this condition by providing an online records management system with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate. These records of completion are maintained indefinitely, in a secure, cloud-based storage system.

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