Michigan Continuing Education or PDH for Professional Engineers
Continuing Education Requirements
Professional Development Hours (PDH) Requirements

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 PDH biennially (For newly licensed PEs, the requirement is 15 PDH if licensed between 12 and 24 months at time of first renewal)
Renewal Dates October 31 based on the year of initial licensure
Board Approval The Board does not pre-approve providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets the Board’s requirements.
Approved Content Courses must have a clear purpose and objective that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s area of practice. The Board’s Administrative rules (R 339.16041 Rule 41 [2][c]) specifically allow “Distance Learning,” which is defined as “courses where an instructor and a licensee may be apart and instruction takes place through online or electronic media” and states that there must be “access to an instructor during the course” (R 339.16041 Rule 41 [5][b]). PDHengineer provides access to the qualified instructor by email at any time during the course. Our discussion with the Board indicates that this will satisfy the requirements.
Approved Activities Regular duties of employment cannot be counted as continuing education hours. There is no limit on the number of PDHs that can be earned through online continuing education.
PDH Carryover There is no provision for carryover of hours earned in excess of the requirement.
  1. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years. PDHengineer helps 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.
  2. Continuing education must be relevant to the engineer’s area of practice.
  3. Required access to the instructor is provided by emailing support@PDHengineer.com.

Last updated on September 26, 2016

The first renewal date for which Michigan PEs are required to earn continuing education credits is October 31, 2015. PDHengineer credits have been accepted by all 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 PDHengineer.com’s users. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, Decatur Professional Development, LLC and its affiliate PDHengineer.com 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.