Indiana CPC or PDH for Professional Engineers
Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements
Continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers in Indiana

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 hours biennially
Renewal Dates July 31 of even-numbered years
Board Approval Title 864 of the Indiana Administrative Code states that courses approved by the Board are automatically accepted for PDH credit. PDHengineer submitted and received Board approval for several online courses in 2011. In the fall of 2011, the Board suspended all ongoing course reviews. The Board clarified the requirements for course approvals in its November, 2011 meeting and on the Board’s website. If the Board has approved any of an organization’s courses, then all other courses by that organization will be accepted without the need for review or approval by the Board, as long as the course enhances the knowledge and skill of the engineer. PDHengineer has a number of courses that have been approved by the Board. Therefore, all other PDHengineer courses are accepted by the Board, subject to the stipulations above.
Approved Content
  1. At least one PDH must be in ethics applicable to the practice of engineering.
  2. And at least one PDH must be on the subject of Indiana’s engineering laws and rules.

Otherwise, there are no specific restrictions on course content. In general, the course must be “designed to directly enhance a professional engineer’s knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the practice.”

Approved Activities Distance learning courses are specifically listed as approved activities. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning.
PDH Carryover A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
  1. Appropriate methods of evaluation shall be devised and used to measure the continuing education course’s effectiveness. PDHengineer meets this requirement by providing an online quiz for online courses that is graded automatically. Webinars contain a short survey at the end, which is used to assess the extent to which the presentation’s learning objectives were achieved.
  2. The sponsor of the continuing education course shall provide to the participants a meaningful record of attendance stating the continuing education hours involved, such as a certificate of completion. PDH completion records must be maintained by the licensee for a minimum of 3 years. PDHengineer ensures that you meet this requirement by providing you with the ability to instantly access and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course or webinar. Additionally, your certificates of completion are securely maintained by PDHengineer for a minimum of ten years and can be accessed online at any time through your login account.

Last updated on September 17, 2012

PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, as well as all other U.S. state boards that mandate continuing education for engineers. In fact, no PDHengineer course or webinar has ever been rejected by a state licensing board. We’re so confident about the acceptability of our PDH credits that every PDHengineer course and webinar comes with the PDHengineer Iron-Clad Money-Back Guarantee:

Disclaimer: The information listed above represents a summary of the Board’s requirements and is provided solely for the convenience of’s users. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Decatur Professional Development, LLC and its affiliate make no guarantee regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data listed above. It is the responsibility of each engineer to investigate the Board’s rules to ensure his/her own compliance. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Board directly for a complete listing of the Board’s current requirements.