PDH Academy is currently not an approved provider.
Requirements: 20 PDH units during the biennium ending June 30th of odd years.
A maximum of 10 hours of activities can include correspondence courses, internet courses, or courses available from online sources.
A maximum of 10 PDH units may be carried over with full credit to the next biennium.
Types of Acceptable Continuing Education / Approval of Programs for Registrants
7.6.1 Continuing education activities for which PDH credits may be considered for approval by the Board include: college and university courses which directly relate to the Practice of Land Surveying as determined by the Board successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better, or the equivalent, and those portions of technical meetings, seminars, tutorials, short courses and correspondence course that are directly related to the Practice of Land Surveying as determined by the Board.
7.6.2 The Board will grant credit for only such continuing education activities that the Board determines to satisfy the following criteria:
7.6.2(a) There is clear purpose and objectivity for each activity;
7.6.2(b) The content of each presentation is well organized and presented in a sequential manner, and the content thereof is sufficiently advanced in nature as pertaining to the Practice of Land Surveying;
7.6.2(c) There is evidence of pre-planning which may include the opportunity for input by the target group to be served;
7.6.2(d) The presentation will be made by persons who are well-qualified by reason of education or Experience; and
7.6.2(e) There is provision for individual participant registration which will include information required for record keeping and reporting.
7.6.3 The Board will grant no credit to a Registrant for a course, technical meeting, seminar, tutorial, short course, or correspondence course repeated by that Registrant within Two (2) years (if credit was originally granted), unless, in the Board’s opinion, there is a substantial change in the content of such course, technical meeting, or the subject matter warrants award of additional credit.
7.6.4 Other activities which may be used to satisfy continuing education requirements in the Board’s discretion are:
7.6.4(a) Approved programs conducted by corporations, government agencies or other organizations;
7.6.4(b) Authorship of published papers, articles or books; and
7.6.4(c) First-time preparation for and presentation at technical meetings, short courses or seminars;
7.6.4(d) The preparation for and presentation of approved credit courses at Board approved educational institutions.
Board Website: State of Rhode Island Division of Design Professionals