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As part of our commitment to professionalism and continuing education, Professional Land Surveyors are required to achieve at least 30 professional development hours (PDH) over the course of 2 years in order to keep licenses current.  Please check out the lists below for records of attendance and archived newsletters for each chapter meeting.

*YOU ARE REQUIRED TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER AND/OR SURVEYOR IN SOUTH CAROLINA ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2018 TO CONTINUE PRACTICING IN THIS STATE*

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ARTICLE 6
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY

49-600. Purpose.
A. Professionals licensed to practice engineering, surveying, or engineering and surveying in South Carolina are required to demonstrate a continuing development of professional competency.
B. Each licensee shall meet the continuing professional competency requirements of these regulations as a condition for biennial registration renewal of license.  Engineers and Surveyors continuously licensed by this Board prior to January 1, 1969 will be exempt from continuing education requirements.

49-601. Definitions
Terms used in this section are as follows:
1. Professional Development Hour (PDH) - a contact hour (nominal) of instruction or presentation.  The common denominator for other units of credit
2. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) - unit of credit customarily used for continuing education courses
3. College/Unit Semester/Quarter Hour - credit for courses in EAC/ABET approved programs or other related college courses approved in accordance with provision 49-604 of this section
4. Course/Activity - any qualifying course or activity with a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee's field of practice.
5. Dual Licensee - a person who is licensed as both an engineer and a surveyor

49-606. Requirements
A. Each licensee is required to obtain 30 PDH units during each biennial renewal period.
B. If a licensee exceeds the requirements in any renewal period, a maximum of 15 PDH units may be carried forward into the subsequent renewal period
C. PDH units may be earned as follows:
     1. Successful completion of college courses
     2. Successful completion of continuing education courses
     3. Successful completion of correspondence, televised, videotaped, and other short courses/tutorials.
     4. Attending qualifying seminars, in-house courses, work shops, or professional or technical presentations made a
         meetings, conventions, or conferences.
     5. Teaching or instructing in items 1-4 above.
     6. Authoring published papers, articles, or books
     7. Active participation in professional or technical societies
     8. Successful application for patents

49-603. Units of Credit
The conversion of other credit to PDH units is as follows:
1. 1 College or unit semester hour.........................................................45 PDH
 2. 1 College or unit quarter hour............................................................30 PDH
3. 1 Continuing Education unit................................................................10 PDH
4. 1 Hour of professional development
      for attendance in course work, seminars,
      or professional or technical presentations
       made at meeting, conventions, or conferences..................................1PDH
5. For teaching as in 49-602C(5)............................................................PDH credits are doubled
6. Each published technical or professional
     paper, article, or book........................................................................10 PDH
7. Active participation in a professional and technical society................2 PDH
8. Each patent............................................................................................10 PDH

49-604. Determination of Credit
The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses, credits, PDH value for courses and other methods of earning credit.
1. Credit for college or community college approved courses will be based upon course credit established by college.
2. Credit for qualifying seminars and workshops will be based on one PDH unit for each hour of attendance.  Attendance at qualifying programs presented at professional and/or technical society meetings will earn PDH units for the actual contact time of each program.
3. Credit determination for activities 49-603(6) and 49-603(8) is the responsibility of the licensee, subject to review as required by the Board.
4. Credit for activity 49-603(7), active participation in professional and technical societies  is limited to 2 PDH units per organization, with a maximum of 4 PDH units per year, and requires that a licensee serve as an officer, or actively participate in a committee of the organization  or have at least a 50% documented attendance at meetings held not less than eight times per year.  PDH credits for participation in a professional or technical society are not earned until the end of the administrative year of the society.
5. Teaching credit is valid for teaching a course or seminar for the first time only.  Teaching credit does not apply to full-time faculty.

49-605. Record Keeping
A. The responsibility for maintaining records used to support credits claimed is that of the licensee.  Records required include, but are not limited to:
     1. A log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, instructor's or speaker's
         name, and PDH credits earned
     2. Attendance verification records in the form of completion certificates or other documents supporting evidence of
          attendance
     3. Records as maintained by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Professional Development
          Registry for Engineers and Surveyors (PDRES), or other recognized repositories for such records.
B. These records must be maintained for a minimum period of three years during which copies may be requested by the Board for audit verification purposes.
C. If, upon review or audit by the Board, any or all PDH units claimed by the license holders are disallowed, the license holder will be allowed a twelve month period during which such deficiencies must be remedied.


To see more, please visit the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation: SC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

SC Code of Regulations, Chapter 49

Engineers and surveyors statute (effective march 2018)