South Dakota Professional Engineer Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing Education Requirements for SD PEs

The South Dakota Board of Technical Professions establishes standards for continuing education requirements for professional engineers in South Dakota. Engineers in South Dakota are required to earn 30 professional development hour credits every two years. The Board requires at least 20 hours of technical courses that are related to the engineer’s area of practice. Ethics courses are accepted but not required. South Dakota does not pre-approve course providers or courses. Engineering licenses must be renewed every two years based on the date of initial licensure.

Listed below are the South Dakota professional engineer (PE) license renewal requirements.

No of PDH hours required 30 PDH
Renewal period Biennially based on the original date of licensure.
Provider approval The Board does not pre-approve course providers
Course content approval A minimum of 20 PDH must be in technical area related to the licensees’ field of practice and the remaining 10 could be in ethics and professional management courses. The technical courses should serve to safeguard life, health and property and promote the public welfare.
Maximum PDH hours to carry over 15 PDH
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://dlr.sd.gov/btp/default.aspx


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