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June 06, 2015

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John Schmidt, P.E., SM IEEE

This link takes you to the actual New York State requirements for PDH for Professional Engineers: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/peceques.htm

There are a lot of requirements, including one PDH for a course in ethics each period, which is pretty easy to satisfy as you can take that course online here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/peceselftest.htm

From the first link:
Acceptable subjects may include:

Professional Engineering:
aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, architectural engineering, bioengineering, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, control systems engineering, electrical/computer engineering, environmental engineering, fire protection engineering, geological engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, materials/metallurgical engineering, mining/mineral engineering, naval architecture/marine engineering, nuclear/radiological engineering, ocean engineering, petroleum engineering, structural engineering, systems engineering, architecture, land surveying; or other matters of law and/or ethics which contribute to the professional practice in engineering and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public; and in other topics which contribute to the professional practice of engineering as such practice is defined in section 7201 of the Education Law.

Exclusions:

Subject areas that are not so related, such as, project management related to improving/maximizing profitability and professional fees; marketing and public relations; expanding a design professional's business; laws related to arbitration, mediation, liens and limiting the design professional's liability (unless they are related to safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the public); real estate licensing; basic Auto CAD; personal, estate or financial planning; zoning as it relates to increasing a developer or engineer/land surveyor's profitability; design build and/or alternative delivery methods (unless it includes information on the laws related to design build and its limitations in New York State) are non-acceptable subjects.

Paul Molnar

Has anyone used the IEEE on-line courses? If so, are the CDUs there acceptable for PE professional development?

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