Maintaining Your Commitment to Continuing Education
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The engineering sector of the US workforce is expected to expand by 4% from 2014 to 2024 opening up 65,000 fresh engineering jobs. It is a good day to be an engineer but with prosperity comes competition. You are going to need to keep your skills sharp to keep up with market demand. You want to stay ahead of graduating engineers hitting the job market.
Engineers know that continuing education is par for the course. Renewal of industry-vital certifications requires completing professional development hours (PDH). What are the best ways of going about clocking and banking those hours?
What programs, courses, and certifications should you choose, and why? Keep reading to fulfill your continuing education requirements and promote your career.
Continuing Education for Engineers
Science and technology are advancing at an unprecedented rate in history. The growing global economy is pushing innovation. Progress slows down for nobody. Engineers are in a race to stay relevant in a thriving competitive industry.
Serious professional engineers embrace life-long learning. They refresh their skillset as part of their commitment to quality engineering. It is easy to get caught up in professional requirements. Don’t forget the most important thing about continuing education classes – professional development.
Here are a few of the cutting edge technologies affecting many types of engineering:
- artificial intelligence (AI)
- 3D printing
- big data and data management
- automation and robotics
- the Internet of Things (IoT)
- machine to machine communication (M2M)
- advanced analytics
- quality assurance and quality control
An engineering degree is only the beginning for ambitious engineers. Engineering certifications are an important career consideration. If you are looking to work your way up the pay scale and land prestigious positions on big projects. There are too many industry-specific engineering certifications to detail here. We will detail the most common – the Professional Engineer certification (PE certification).
PE Certification Renewal Requirements
The most sought after certification is the state-licensed Professional Engineer (PE) qualification. Two-thirds of states require professional development to renew PE certification.
Engineers attend approved lectures and seminars. They can take advantage of company-sponsored training courses, webinars, and specialist training courses.
PDH-PRO™ offers hundreds of online courses. Every one of them will meet your state PE certification renewal requirements. We specialize in state-specific money-saving course bundles. Our bundles simplify, fast track, and completely fulfill all your continuing education requirements.
Let us take a look at the states of Texas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. We personalize our offerings by state requirements. We offer courses in various sectors of engineering.
Texas PE Renewal Requirements
Texas engineer continuing education requirements:
- 15 professional development
- 1 of the hours need to be on ethics (code of conduct)
The Texas Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS) require PE certifications to be renewed annually.
The PE renewal process for Texas engineers is done completely online. Texas requires continuing education records maintained and available to audits for three years. For the complete list of license renewal requirements for Texas PE certifications please refer to our Texas PE renewal page.
Pennslyvania PE Renewal Requirements
Pennsylvania engineer continuing education requirements include 24 professional development hours. The Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists require PE certifications to be renewed every two years.
Pennslyvania professional engineers are required to complete continuing education hours relevant to engineering. Courses may include technical, management, and ethics topics. Our Pennsylvania PE renewal package includes a course on ethics. We offer technical courses that enhance your knowledge related to your specific discipline.
Virginia PE Renewal Requirements
Virginia engineer continuing education requirements include 16 professional development hours. Our Virginia PE renewal packages fulfill all requirements for continuing education.
These hours can be on technical skills, management, and ethics topics. the state of Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects requires PE certifications to be renewed annually.
Our Virginia PE renewal packages are 100% guaranteed to meet your state’s PDH requirements. For all your PE certification renewal course needs PDH-PRO has you covered.
Types of Courses We Offer
Meet professional development hours in a variety of ways including online webinars and courses. We take your engineer education seriously. We aim to provide complete convenient online solutions to satisfy your state’s requirements. More importantly, we strive to provide you an edge in your chosen engineering profession.
We currently offer continuing education in the following engineering disciplines:
- chemical engineering
- civil engineering
- electrical engineering
- environmental engineering
- geotechnical engineering
- mechanical engineering
- structural engineering
Continuing Education Courses
Our courses are taken, studied, and completed online at your own convenience. Study the course material and complete the online exam. When you pass we instantly provide you a certification of completion.
PDH-PRO provides elite continuing education courses. These courses are a new standard for continued professional development. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality materials at the best prices available.
We offer regular live webinars that you can sign up and attend from the comfort of your own home or office. Our industry-leading professional instructors cover a variety of interesting and empowering courses. Webinars provide the tools, skills, and knowledge to stay on top of the latest in engineering.
All our live and interactive webinars are accredited and accepted towards PDH requirements. Check out our webinar calendar and sign-up for a seminar today.
Stay Ahead of the Curve
It has never been a more exciting time to be an engineer. Engineering projects that better the lives of people today and in the future is your calling. Will you answer the call?
We can help you fill your continuing education requirements and advance your career. Contact us today for more information.