Requirements: 30 PDH units each biennial renewal period ending on date of initial licensure.
A maximum of 10 PDH can be earned in professional management subjects, with the balance being earned in technical subjects relating to their land surveying practice.
If the 30 PDH minimum is exceeded in any biennium, up to 15 hours in excess of the 30 minimum hours may be carried forward and credited toward the requirement for the next biennium.
The Board does NOT pre-approve courses for those organizations offering continuing education/Professional Development Hours (PDH). Licensees should take only those courses that meet Board requirements and are pertinent to the land surveying profession.
PDH sources are as follows:
(1) College courses, completed with passing grades;
(2) Continuing education courses, completed with passing grades;
(3) Correspondence, televised, videotaped, audiotaped, Internet, and other short courses or tutorials if such activities include testing completed with verifiable passing scores;
(4) Qualifying professional or technical seminars, in-house courses, or workshops;
(5) Presenting, teaching, or instructing in the qualifying activities listed in subdivision (1) to (4), inclusive, of this section;
(6) Writing of published papers, articles, or books;
(7) Active participation in professional or technical societies;
(8) Patents; and
(9) Self-study activities, including Internet courses, books, or articles, or video/audio tapes, if such activities include testing or examination with formal, recorded passing scores.
Teaching credit is valid for teaching a course or seminar for the first time only. Teaching credit does not apply to part-time or full-time faculty.
Board Website: South Dakota Board of Technical Professions