Nebraska

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

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 30 PDH biennially
Renewal Dates January 1 of even-numbered years for licensees whose last name begins with one of the letters A through K.

January 1 of odd-numbered years for licensees whose last name begins with one of the letters L through Z.

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 A change has been announced for Nebraska continuing education to be effective with the renewal cycle beginning January 1, 2015 for last names L through Z (renewal date December 31, 2017). This policy change will limit online continuing education to 25% of the total number of hours submitted (a maximum of 7.5 hours each renewal cycle). Courses provided by specified organizations, such as state agencies, accredited colleges or universities or professional engineering societies are not limited. Currently, it appears that both online courses and live webinars will be limited by this provision, but we will continue to update this page as the Board provides additional information on the policy change.

The Nebraska Board’s requirements are unique in that the Board does not specify the types of continuing education activities that are acceptable. Instead, the Nebraska Board relies on Continuing Education Rules mandated by other state licensing boards. The Nebraska Board segments continuing education requirements into two different categories.

For engineers involved in a mandatory continuing education program in another state, the Nebraska Board only requires that the engineer meet the requirements of the other state board. The Nebraska Board does not specify any additional requirements. Title 110 of the Nebraska Administrative Code states, “The continuing education requirements for Nebraska will be satisfied when a licensee is certified to be licensed in, and as having met the mandatory continuing education requirements of an NCARB* or NCEES** jurisdiction for the period of time in question.”

For engineers NOT involved in a mandatory continuing education program in another state, the Nebraska Board requires 30 actual hours of engineering learning. The Nebraska Board does not specify the types of activities that are acceptable, only that “one actual hour of learning means at least fifty (50) minutes spent in verifiable educational pursuit.” The Nebraska Board requires every professional engineer to obtain an Engineering Continuing Education (ECE), which is defined as “the biennial continuing education requirements for professional engineers in any NCEES** jurisdiction.” Thus, in the absence of details regarding what constitutes “verifiable educational pursuit,” Nebraska engineers should follow the requirements of another state that mandates continuing education for engineers. Licensees involved in a mandatory continuing education education program in another jurisdiction are subject to that jurisdiction’s requirements. However, to be eligible for this, the licensure period must be identical to that of your Nebraska license (e.g., January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015).

Our courses and seminars meet the engineering continuing education requirements of ALL state licensing boards.

*NCARB is the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Note that the Nebraska Board’s rules for architects are “lumped together” with the rules for professional engineers.
** NCEES is the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, which is a national, non-profit organization composed of engineering and surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states and territories.

Approved Activities Online continuing education is limited to 25% of the hours submitted (7.5 hours per renewal cycle).
PDH Carryover A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
Notes
  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.

Last updated on February 8, 2016

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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.