Continuing Education

Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Program

  • North Dakota’s CPC program for engineers and surveyors started on January 1, 2005
  • The first time to report your CPC credits is when you renew your registration for the 2007-2008.
  • Registrants have two years to earn 30 professional development hours (PDH)
  • Dual registrants must earn a minimum of 10 PDHs in each profession
  • 20 PDHS must be in technical subject areas
  • A maximum of 15 PDH’s may be carried over from one reporting period to another
  • Retired registrants are not required to obtain CPC credits while retired
  • A contact hour is a minimum of 50 minutes of actual instruction time not to include any breaks and is equal to one PDH
  • PDH’s will be rounded down to the nearest half hour and no activity under one half of an hour will be accepted for CPC credit
  • Ten PDH’s equal one continuing education unit (CEU)
  • Teaching an approved class for the first time entitles the presenter to a double amount of PDH’s
  • Registrants may earn up to two PDH’s for “active participation” in a professional organization up to a maximum of three organizations, with the total PDH’s earned in this manner to not exceed six PDH’s in any two year reporting period
  • Record keeping is the responsibility of the registrant
  • CPC materials must be maintained for a minimum of four years from the date of the last biennial renewal in the event you are selected for an audit of your CPC credits
  • An exemption from the CPC requirement due to military deployment, physical disability or temporary leave from professional status may be requested from the State Board of Registration
  • Professional engineers who are voluntarily registered pursuant to NDAC 28-04-01-07(3) may seek an exemption from the CPC requirement by applying to the State Board of Registration
  • Reinstatements to active practice may be made to the Board of Registration at any time
  • In some instances, to become reinstated to active practice, registrants will be required to obtain CPC credits for the period during which the registrant was exempt from the CPC requirement