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Illinois Land Surveyors

Requirements: 20 PDHs during every two year renewal period preceding November of even years.

A minimum of 4 hours of programs, courses or activities in the area of State of Illinois statutes and rules that regulate professional land surveyors and surveys.

A minimum of 2 hours of programs, courses or activities in the area of professional conduct.

A minimum of 14 hours of programs, courses or activities in the area of land surveying or related sciences.

No more than half (10) of the hours may be obtained from on-line, distance learning or video courses; however, the 4 hours required in subsection (a)(1)(A) may not be obtained in this manner.

Course Info:
Professional Development Activities shall include, but not be limited to:

1) Successful completion of a college or university course in the area of land surveying, related sciences and surveying ethics. One semester credit hour of course work is equivalent to 15 PDHs and one quarter credit hour of course work is equivalent to 10 PDHs;

2) Successful completion of land surveying courses or programs offering professional development hours;

3) Active participation and successful completion of land surveying programs, seminars, tutorials, workshops, short courses or in-house courses;

4) Attending program presentations at related technical or professional meetings;

5) Teaching or instructing. Teaching credit is valid for teaching a course or seminar for the first time only and does not apply to faculty in the performance of their regularly assigned duties. Two PDHs will be awarded for every hour of teaching or presentation;

6) Authoring papers or articles that appear in nationally circulated journals or trade magazines. Credit is earned in the biennium of publication. A maximum of 5 PDHs per renewal are allowed for this activity.

All programs or courses shall:

1) Contribute to the advancement, extension and enhancement of the professional skills and
scientific knowledge of the licensee in the practice of land surveying;

2) Foster the enhancement of general or specialized practices and values of land surveying;

3) Be developed and presented by persons with education and/or experience in the subject matter of the program; and

4) Specify the course objectives and course content. The Division shall not pre-approve individual courses or programs.

Board Website: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations for Land Surveyors