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South Dakota Board of Technical Professions
Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Professional development hours for professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, landscape architect, or petroleum release assessor or remediator licensed by the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions are mandated in SDCL 36-18A-39 and Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) Chapter 20:38:35.
Continuing Education Requirements
Individual licensees shall obtain a minimum of 30 PDH during the biennium preceding license renewal. PDH credit must be obtained in a qualifying professional development activity, including courses or activities with clear purposes and objectives that maintain, improve, or expand the licensee's skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice. Of the required 30 PDH, a minimum of 20 PDH must be in technical subjects that lead to further professional development in the licensee's field of practice. Technical subjects include design; environmental analysis; programming and planning; structural systems; lateral forces; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and acoustical systems; construction methods; construction observation; site and soils analyses and design; accessibility; building codes; selection of building materials; and land survey. Of the required 30 PDH, a maximum of 10 PDH may be in professional management subjects such as total quality management, professional business practice, and ethics.
Alternative continuing professional development option for architects. As an alternative to the requirements of § 20:38:35:01, a licensed architect may meet the continued professional development requirement for renewal by obtaining 12 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) per calendar year. CEH shall be in health, safety, and welfare subjects acquired in structured educational activities. See § 20:38:35:02 for additional information.
Individual licensees should refer to the Blue Book, (covering South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 36-18A-39 and ARSD 20:38:35:01-10) for specific information regarding continuing professional development requirements for maintaining licensure.
THIS LOG IS NOT SUBMITTED IN THE ONLINE RENEWAL PROCESS You MUST submit PDH log to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PDH log must be completed by submitting in Adobe PDF format and emailing the completed form to the Board office at email@example.com. If you have used the previous Microsoft Excel format, the spreadsheet must be saved as an Adobe PDF before emailing. PDH logs in Microsoft Excel format will not be accepted.