North Carolina

North Carolina CPC or PDH for Professional Engineers
Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Requirements
Continuing Education or PDH is known as CPC in North Carolina

PDHengineer is approved by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as a provider of continuing education for professional engineers. Click the thumbnail to the right to view the approval letter.

Here is a summary of the engineering continuing education requirements mandated by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.

Subject Requirement
Hours Required 15 hours annually
Renewal Dates December 31 every year for all engineers
Board Approval The Board does not pre-approve specific courses, but does pre-approve course sponsors. Engineers are not required to earn hours from an approved sponsor. However, courses provided by an approved sponsor are assured to be accepted by the Board. is a Board-approved sponsor in the state of North Carolina and can be found on the board’s website under the name of our parent company, Decatur Professional Development. LLC.
Approved Content While the Board does not have specific acceptance rules, its website states that one or more of the following criteria should be used to make the determination of acceptable material:

  • The course or activity is taken through an “Approved Sponsor.” PDHengineer is a North Carolina Board “Approved Sponsor.”
  • The licensee can substantiate that the course or activity has maintained, improved, or expanded the skills and knowledge relevant to his/her field of practice.
  • The activity will enhance the licensee’s ability to provide engineering/surveying services in a professional and competent manner and better protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
  • The subject matter of the course or activity is related to the licensee’s professional practice.
  • The course or activity is aimed at engineers/surveyors and is of a technical nature.
  • Advanced computer courses to be used in professional practice.<sup)1
Approved Activities The Board has specifically approved the use of online courses to meet the CPC requirements.
PDH Carryover A maximum of 15 PDH may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
  1. While “advanced” computer courses designed for use in an engineer’s professional practice are accepted, basic computer courses are not. Examples of unacceptable courses would be basic computer skills or basic software skills that do not have specific engineering applications.
  2. For dual licensees, the number of PDH remains 30 biennially; however, a minimum of one-third of the required credits must pertain to each profession.
  3. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 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 September 17, 2012

PDHengineer credits have been accepted by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, 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.