Professional Land Surveyors
Professional land surveyors are required to complete a minimum of eight (8) professional development hours (PDH) of qualifying activities for each calendar year, for a total of sixteen (16) PDH for the reporting period. The reporting period is the two calendar years(Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) prior to the June 30 license renewal.
The requirements include a four (4) PDH pre-approved course on the Standards of Practice, Ethics, and the Code of Conduct, which must be taken once every four (4) years and counts towards the eight (8) PDH annual requirement in the year that is taken. See CPD Providers
for a list of providers that have been pre-approved to offer this course.
A maximum of four (4) PDH in excess of the sixteen (16) PDH required for the reporting period may be carried forward to the next reporting period.
Professional engineers are required to complete a minimum of thirty (30) professional development hours (PDH) of qualifying activities for each reporting period. The reporting period is the two calendar years (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) prior to the June 30 license renewal.
A maximum of fifteen (15) PDH in excess of the thirty (30) PDH required for the reporting period may be carried forward to the next reporting period.
Licensees are exempt from the CPD requirement for the calendar year in which they are initially licensed by the Board.
Active-duty military personnel are exempt from the CPD requirement for those calendar years in which the licensee is on active duty.
Professional engineers who were licensed in Kentucky prior to January 1, 1972, are exempt from the CPD requirements if they have been continuously licensed and kept that license in good standing since becoming licensed.
Five percent (5%) of all licensees who renew prior to September 1st, shall be selected for audit.
All licensees who renew on or after September 1st shall be subject to audit.
Licensees selected for audit shall respond within thirty (30) days of the Board's request.
The licensee is responsible for maintaining records to support evidence of attendance, including:
- log showing the date of the activity, the sponsoring organization, location, activity title, description, presenter's name, and PDH units earned; and
- attendance certification records in the form of completion certificates or other documents supporting evidence of attendance.
NCEES CPC Tracking
NCEES provides a free continuing education tracking system in which licensees can log CPD courses and download attendance certificates. This record may be transmitted to the Board if the licensee is selected for CPD audit.
When transmitting a record through the NCEES CPC tracking system, please ensure that the renewal period is set for the two calendar years prior to license renewal.
Do not transmit NCEES CPC tracking records unless selected for CPD audit.
Failure to comply with the CPD requirements may result in disciplinary action.
Licensees are required to answer whether or not they have met the CPD requirements on their license renewal applications. Falsely answering this question may result in disciplinary action.