Requirements: 8 PDH units each calendar year for all license renewals after January 1, 2017.
A maximum of 7 PDHs may be carried forward into the subsequent calendar year. Excess PDHs may include without limitation, those obtained in professional ethics, Standards of Practice for Boundary Surveys in Louisiana, Life Safety Code, building codes and/or Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.
A minimum of 1 PDH per calendar year shall be earned in the standards of practice for boundary surveys in Louisiana.
At least 1 PDH per calendar year shall be in professional ethics. Professional ethics concerns the standard of professional conduct and responsibility required of a professional land surveyor.
PDHs may be earned through the following acceptable activities:
- successful completion of college courses, correspondence courses, continuing education courses, PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS Louisiana Administrative Code March 2017 38 seminars, tutorials, short courses and/or by teaching/instructing these items;
- attending or presenting qualifying seminars; inhouse courses sponsored by corporations, governmental agencies or other organizations; workshops; or professional/technical presentations made at meetings, conventions, or conferences;
- obtaining teaching credit for teaching/instructing or presenting. To obtain credit for teaching/instructing or presenting, licensees must be able to document that research and preparation were necessary, such as in the case of first-time teaching;
- membership in engineering and land surveying professional associations or technical societies;
- authoring and publishing articles in engineering or land surveying journals; or authoring and publishing books related to engineering or land surveying;
- obtaining patents;
- formal, documented problem preparation for NCEES or state professional exams;
- serving as thesis directors for students pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in engineering;
- serving on technical committees that are assisting federal, state or local governmental agencies in developing standards related to engineering or land surveying.
Acceptable Activity―subject matter which is technical in nature or addresses business management practices, professional ethics, quality assurance, codes or other similar topics which facilitate the licensee’s professional development as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor, and/or serves to safeguard life, health and property and promote the public welfare.
It will be the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a Course/Activity offered by an unapproved sponsor/provider is an Acceptable Activity.
Board Website: Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board