State Approvals

PDHcourses is the website of Professional Development Options, an Approved Sponsor of continuing education activities in New York (NYSED Approved Sponsor #73), Florida (Florida CEP# 0003547), New Jersey (Provider 24GP00013600), North Carolina (Approval #S-0101), Indiana, and Maryland. Other state boards do not approve courses or course providers, but rather leave it up to the individual engineer to determine whether a PDH activity meets the Board’s requirements.

About state requirements

In states that do not pre-approve sponsors, courses by mail are acceptable if the content is deemed appropriate by the engineer, if there is some mechanism for verifying that the course was completed (as our quiz does), and if a Certificate of Completion is provided (which we do provide). PDH credits awarded by Professional Development Options have been accepted by all states that mandate PDH for engineers.

On each course information page, you will find a list of the states, if any, where the course would not be considered acceptable. Ultimately, it is the engineer’s responsibility to understand the rules and select courses that meet the state’s requirements. If you are unsure of the requirements of your state board, you can call your state board or contact us.  You can also check the State Requirements page on our sister site,, which provides an excellent summary of the requirements for each state.

Special Cases
  1. In IL (structural engineers only), NY, IA, NE and WI only a portion of the total number of required PDH can be earned through courses by mail.
  2. NY, NE and NJ generally don’t accept business skills type courses (accounting, marketing, finance, etc.) and some types of project management courses.
  3. Some states require Ethics or Laws & Rules courses, typically 1 PDH or 2 PDH per renewal cycle.

Check PDHengineer’s State Requirements page for more details.