(a) During each biennial registration period,
every registrant shall complete at least 30 hours of approved PDHs or
equivalent continuing education units, pertinent to the practice of
professional engineering, except that between initial registration and the
first renewal period, a new registrant shall not be required to comply with the
continuing education requirements for the first renewal of
(b) During each
biennial registration period, the registrant shall complete a minimum of 2 PDHs
in the area of professional conduct and ethics.
(c) During each biennial registration period,
credit for a minimum of 13 PDHs shall be obtained via courses where the
registrant interacts in real time in a traditional classroom setting, computer
conferencing, or interactive video conference where participants are present in
the same room or logged in at the same time and can communicate directly with
each other and ask questions of the instructor.
(d) If a registrant obtains more than 30 PDHs
in a biennium, a maximum of 15 of the excess PDHs may be used toward the
continuing education requirement in the next biennium. Excess credits cannot be
used to satisfy the requirements of par. (b) or (c).
Continuing education may be obtained
through any of the following means:
Completing courses taken at a school or college of engineering accredited by
(b) Completing short
courses or tutorials and distance education courses offered through
correspondence, DVDs, or the internet.
(c) Presenting or attending qualifying
seminars, in-house courses, workshops, or professional or technical
presentations made at meetings, conventions, or conferences.
(d) Teaching or instructing in pars. (a) to
(c). PDHs may only be counted for the initial offering or presentation of a
course or program. Full-time faculty may not claim PDHs for teaching done as
part of their regular duties. For teaching in pars. (a) to (d), multiply the
PDHs earned by a factor of 2.
Authoring published papers, articles, or books in the registrant's area of
professional practice that has been published in book form or in circulated
journals or trade magazines. Five PDHs will be granted in the biennium in which
each publication occurred. For peer reviewed papers, articles, or books in the
registrant's area of professional practice, 10 PDHs will be granted in the
biennium in which each publication occurred.
(f) Actively participating in professional
and technical societies. A maximum of 2 PDHs will be awarded for active
participation as an officer or committee member in any one society in any one
year. A maximum of 4 PDHs may be obtained under this paragraph in any biennium.
PDHs are not earned until the end of each year of service is
(g) Attainment of a
patent relevant to the registrant's area of professional practice. Ten PDHs
will be awarded for each patent.
(3) Except as provided in s. A-E 13.08, a
professional engineer who fails to meet the continuing education requirements
by the renewal date, as specified in s.
(a) 35., Stats., may not engage in the
practice of professional engineering until the registration is renewed based
upon compliance with the continuing education requirements under this