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Overview of Geothermal Energy

COURSE NO: R01-001
Overview of Geothermal Energy
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents basic information regarding geothermal energy, its advantages over traditional energy sources, and the energy savings associated with its use. This course explains the different types of geothermal resources and how they are implemented in the industry, as well as the different types of geothermal power plants used. Furthermore this course highlights the direct uses of geothermal energy and illustrates the benefits of geothermal heat pumps.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, contractors, designers, home owners, and personnel who are seeking an understanding of geothermal energy.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding geothermal energy and its benefits
  • Learning about the different types of geothermal resources
  • Learning about the various geothermal power plants
  • Learning about energy savings behind geothermal heat pumps
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the DOE Publication, "Geothermal Energy - Power form the Depths", published by the Department of Energy. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Overview of Geothermal Energy (362 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this DOE Publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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