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Indiana Register

biennium a professional engineer shall complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education that meets the requirements of this rule and IC 25-1-4 in order to renew his or her professional engineer registration. This continuing education requirement first applies to the biennium of August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2012, and therefore first applies to the July 31, 2012, renewal.

(b) At least one (1) hour of the continuing education required in each biennium under subsection (a) shall be in ethics applicable to the practice of professional engineering.

(c) At least one (1) hour of the continuing education required in each biennium under subsection (a) shall be in Indiana statutes and rules applicable to the practice of professional engineering.

(d) A professional engineer initially licensed in Indiana in the first year of a biennium shall only be required to obtain fifteen (15) hours of continuing education. A professional engineer initially licensed in Indiana in the second year of a biennium shall not be required to obtain any continuing education.

  • (e)

    Up to fifteen (15) hours of continuing education may be carried over as follows:

    • (1)

      Continuing education obtained after the effective date of this rule and before August 1, 2010, may

be carried over to the August 1, 2010, to the July 31, 2012, biennium. (2) Continuing education obtained during a biennium beyond what is required for that biennium may be carried over to the next biennium.

(State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers; 864 IAC 1.1-15-3)

864 IAC 1.1-15-4 Credit for distance learning, teaching, and college courses

Authority: IC 25-31-1-17.5 Affected: IC 25

Sec. 4. (a) Distance learning courses obtained by distance learning methods shall qualify.

(b) Courses that are relevant to the professional engineer's professional skills, which are part of the curriculum of an accredited university, college, or educational institution, shall earn:

  • (1)

    fifteen (15) hours of continuing education for each academic semester hour completed; or

  • (2)

    ten (10) hours of continuing education for each academic quarter hour completed.

    • (c)

      Teaching a course at an accredited university, college, or educational institution shall earn two (2)

times the number of hours a student is allowed under subsection (b), but only for the first time the instructor teaches the course.

(d) Services as an instructor or presenter at a qualified continuing education course earn one (1) hour of continuing education for each hour taught, but only for the initial instruction or presentation.

(State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers; 864 IAC 1.1-15-4)

864 IAC 1.1-15-5 Approval of continuing education programs

Authority: IC 25-1-4; IC 25-31-1-17.5 Affected: IC 25-1-4-0.2; IC 25-1-4-0.5

Sec. 5. (a) It is the professional engineer's responsibility to ensure that the course is applicable to enhancing the practice of engineering. According to IC 25-1-4-0.5, certain courses are automatically approved by being approved by an approved organization under IC 25-1-4-0.2 assuming the subject matter of the course is acceptable under this rule by being designed to directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill. For any course not automatically approved, the following criteria shall be used for board approval of continuing education programs for professional engineers:

Date: Feb 15,2015 12:56:29PM EST

DIN: 20091216-IR-864090788PRA

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