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The New London School Explosion

COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Steelhammer, P.E.
The New London School Explosion
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the New London School Explosion and its aftermath. 


The New London school explosion occurred 80 years ago on March 18, 1937.  It was one of the most devastating disasters in Texas history which led to the creation of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The New London Explosion also resulted in the creation of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners in 1937.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to all engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of why the Texas Board of Professional Engineers was established.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the reason for passing of the Engineering Practice Act
  • Understanding that unethical acts can have disastrous consequences
  • Understanding why natural gas has a malodorant added
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “The New London School Explosion”, by Robert Steelhammer P.E.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
The New London School Explosion (250 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 the entire document.

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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