Vermont Board Approves Mandatory Continuing Education Requirement, by Arthur Schwartz

Professional engineers licensed in Vermont will now be mandated to earn 30 professional development hours every two years for license renewal. The new rules became effective on August 1, and the first renewal period begins August 2018. Licensees will need to obtain a minimum of 15 PDHs to renew during this period. The Vermont Board of Professional Engineering requires that licensees take courses and activities in the following areas: technical topics directly related to the practice of engineering; awareness of professional practice ethical concerns and conflicts; an understanding of standards of practice or care; or engineering management.