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Meeting Geotechnical Engineering Continuing Education Requirements | Top 7 Strategies

Continuing Education Requirements for Geotechnical EngineersMeeting Geotechnical Engineering Continuing Education Requirements Top 7 Strategies

Currently, 42 state engineering boards require geotechnical engineers to earn continuing education credits.

Geotechnical engineers, like all PEs, must complete 12 to 15 hours of continuing education courses each year. In addition, they may have to earn PDH credits in engineering ethics, professional behavior, and state engineering laws. Courses should be technical and relevant to the practice of engineering.

Geotechnical Engineering and Professional Licensing

Geotechnical engineers work collaboratively with geologists, structural engineers, and construction project managers to design and build critical infrastructure projects such as buildings, bridges, dams, and pipelines. Geotechnical engineers are licensed by state engineering boards where they practice and must meet the continuing education standards for PE license renewal. Geotechnical engineers have a lot of options when it comes to meeting their engineering continuing education requirements.

Many of the geotechnical engineering societies and organizations offer continuing education courses for their members. Several of the course providers offer CEU courses with topics that focus on the geotechnical engineering discipline. Geotechnical engineers can also earn PDH credit by completing undergraduate and graduate courses at colleges and universities.

If you are a geotechnical engineer looking for more information on engineering continuing education for your license renewal, you will find a lot of useful information and guidance in the following discussion.

Continuing Education Course Topics for Geotechnical Engineers

Are you wondering what continuing education courses you should take? You’re not alone. Many geotechnical engineers ask us which courses are appropriate for them. Although you aren’t limited to courses within the geotechnical discipline, courses of interest to your colleagues include tunnel design and construction, slope stability, geotextiles, foundation design, and testing methods. Other subjects that are available to geotechnical engineers include state rules and laws, project management (some states limit this topic), and ethics. Geotechnical engineers also enjoy courses that focus on general engineering and technical areas. Rather than focus on what other professionals might be doing, you should select continuing education courses that fit in with your overall career development plans so you can maintain your professional development and achieve your long-term goals.

Do Engineering Boards Accept Courses from Another Discipline

Geotechnical engineers must often incorporate technical solutions that come from other engineering disciplines into their design work. As a result, they often wonder if they can earn continuing education credit for courses that do