Formal Education Opportunities

Formal education activities include structured courses or programs that may be for credit and may have an evaluation process. 

Formal education activities may include:

  • Professional development programs, courses and seminars.
  • Courses offered by universities, technical institutes, colleges, suppliers, employers and technical societies.
  • Courses offered in traditional classroom settings, by correspondence, by video or online.
  • Courses that expand one’s technical skills (ex. software) or workplace certifications (ex. safety). 
    Refresher courses or certification renewals are not eligible activities.

Every one (1) hour of activity qualifies as one (1) PDH. For courses offering recognized Continuing Education Units 
(CEU’s), one (1) CEU equals ten (10) PDH’s. The engineer may claim a maximum of 40 PDH’s per year for this activity.


The following list contains links to some of the formal education providers that PDH's can be earned.

Universities and Colleges

Commercial Learning Institutions

If you represent a formal education provider and would like to have your information linked on this page, please send an e-mail to