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Through our FAQ page, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about online PDH and CEU credits or courses, by engineers seeking to satisfy their continuing education requirements. 

If you have any additonal questions about our online PDH and CEU courses, please contact us at info@cedengineering.com.
 

State Board Requirements and Approvals

 

  1. What is a CEU?
    CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit which is a conventional form of measure for continuing educational programs.
     
  2. What is a PDH?
    PDH stands for Professional Development Hour and is defined as one contact hour (minimum of 50 minutes) of instruction, presentation or study.
     
  3. What is the relationship between a CEU and a PDH?
    1 CEU = 10 PDHs
     
  4. How do I know if my State Licensing Board mandates continuing education requirements?
    Currently there are 42 States and the District of Columbia (DC) that mandate continuing education requirements. To check if your State Licensing Board is one of them, please click on State Requirements.
     
  5. How many online distance learning (non-live interactive instruction) credits can I take each renewal period?
    To find out about the limit of online distance learning credits (or any other specific information about your continuing education competency program), click on State Requirements.
     
  6. What are the criteria for CEDengineering.com courses to be accepted by my State Licensing Board?
    A. If you are a registered Professional Engineer in one of the following pre-approval states:
     
    Then courses taken through CEDengineering.com will be automatically accepted by these State Licensing Boards as we are already a Board Approved Sponsor for continuing education in those states.

    B. If you are a registered Professional Engineer in all other states that do not pre-approve continuing education sponsors or courses, then it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that the course you wish to take is in compliance with the requirements of your State Licensing Board. Generally, the State Licensing Boards for these states will accept online continuing education courses provided that:
     
    • A course or activity whose purpose and objective are clear with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee’s field of practice” as recommended in the NCEES CPC Guidelines.
    • The completion of the course can be independently verified by taking a quiz and grading it with the results being maintained by the course provider for a specific period of time.
       
    CEDengineering.com courses are prepared in compliance with all State Licensing Board requirements and in accordance with the NCEES CPC Guidelines. Therefore, they are accepted by all State Licensing Boards. Furthermore, our Accepted Courses are supplemented with a professional quiz process intended to evaluate the engineer’s effort to strengthen and maintain competency in the technical, managerial or ethical fields.

    C. With CEDengineering.com, we encourage you to view all our Online Courses (document-based) prior to purchase. That’s how confident we are about the quality of our courses on which CEDengineering.com built its reputation since the inception of continuing education programs. However, we still would like you to know about our refund or exchange policy for your convenience.
     
    • If your purchased course is not accepted by your State Board, not only we will refund you the full purchase price of the course, but we will offer you a replacement course of an equal value at no additional cost, upon receiving a written proof of denial from your State Board.
    • If you are not satisfied with a course you just purchased within the last 24 hours and you have not taken the quiz, we will issue you a full refund of the course upon receiving a written request within that 24-hour period.
    • If you are not satisfied with a course you purchased within the last 30 days and you have not taken the quiz, we will exchange the course for an equal value upon receiving a written request within that 30-day period.

    CEDengineering.com prides itself on the quality of its courses as, to date, not a single course was ever rejected by any PE State Licensing Board. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our utmost priority.


For more information, please click on State Requirements.
 

Taking a Course or Webinar

 

  1. What’s the procedure for taking an Online Course, a Video Presentation, an Interactive Course, a Timed and Monitored Course or a Live Webinar through CEDengineering.com?
    To take any of the aforementioned continuing education programs, please do the following:
     
    • Browse our Course Library;
    • Select and add your courses or webinars of interest to the shopping cart and complete the payment process;
    • Go through the course or webinar;
    • Take the quiz online; (Note: For Live Webinars there will be no quiz. Therefore, Questions 2 through 5 below will not apply to Live Webinars.)
    • Print your “Certificate of Completion” instantly.
       
  2. What is the format of the quiz?
    The quiz consists of multiple-choice questions or a combination of multiple-choice and True/False type questions. Depending on the length of the course, the minimum number of questions required would generally be as follows:
     
    • 1 to 2 Unit-Hour Course           10 Questions
    • 3 Unit Hour Course                   15 Questions
    • 4+ Unit Hour Course                 20 Questions + 5 more for every Unit Hour
       
  3. Is there a time limit to complete the course and quiz?
    No. You may take as much time as you need to review the course and complete the quiz. You can save your quiz answers at any point and return to the quiz at any time.
     
  4. What happens if I don’t achieve the passing grade of 70%?
    If you don’t complete the quiz on the first attempt, you may retake it as many times as necessary in order to pass at no additional cost.
     
  5. How do I retake the quiz at a later date?
    If you decide to return later, simply log in to your account and retake the quiz for the course in question.
     
  6. Can I purchase the same course or webinar I took previously?
    Yes. You can purchase the same course or webinar you previously purchased; however, we recommend that you take a different course or webinar.

For detailed information on taking a course or webinar, please click on how it works.

 

Certificates, Recordkeeping and Reporting

 

  1. What documentation will CEDengineering.com provide me with as a proof for completing my course?
    As a proof of completing your course, CEDengineering.com will provide you with a “Certificate of Completion”.
     
  2. How do I obtain my “Certificate of Completion”?
    Upon passing the quiz, you may view and print the “Certificate of Completion” instantly in one the following ways:
     
    • By clicking on “Download Certificate” at the bottom of the “Course Results” page
    • By downloading it from the email notification sent to you upon successful completion of the quiz
    • By accessing your account at any time and downloading it
       
  3. Do I submit the “Certificate of Completion” to my State Licensing Board?
    The only time you need to submit your “Certificate of Completion” to your State Licensing Board is when:
     
    • You are required to do so as part of the license renewal process
    • You are being audited
       
  4. Does CEDengineering.com maintain records of my course activities?
    Yes. It is the policy of CEDengineering.com to maintain your records indefinitely. However, you are ultimately responsible for tracking and maintaining all your course activity records for all states mandating continuing education PDH requirements. Therefore, we highly recommend that you print the “Certificate of Completion”, prepare a PDH Activity Log and save both documents for your records.
     
  5. Does CEDengineering.com submit my course activities to my State Licensing Board?
    No. You are ultimately responsible for submitting all you course activity records required by your State Licensing Board. The Certificate of Completion we provide you includes your name, the name and number of the course you successfully completed, the date you completed the course, the PDH credits earned, the name of the Course Provider and the name of the sponsoring organization (Continuing Education & Development, Inc.).


For more information, please click on State Requirements.
 

Registration and Login

 

  1. Do I have to login to browse the CEDengineering.com website?
    No. The only time you need to login is when:
     
    • You decide to purchase a course and take the quiz
    • You need to access your account
       
  2. Would I be able to edit my account information?
    Yes. Log in to your account and click on “Edit Profile”.
     
  3. What if I forget my password?
    Click on Forgot my Password to retrieve it. If you are still unable to retrieve your password, please contact us at info@cedengineering.com.
     
  4. How does CEDengineering.com process my personal information that I provide?
    CEDengineering.com will use your personal information internally as follows:
     
    • To generate your “Certificate of Completion” each time you pass a course quiz and store it in your account
    • To notify you periodically of continuing education updates, latest course releases or promotional programs (optional)
       
  5. Does CEDengineering.com share my personal information with third parties?
    CEDengineering.com will only share your personal information with select third parties for the fulfillment of the following services:
     
    • To process your payment with PayPal, our secure payment processing affiliate
    • To provide your state engineering licensing board with pertinent information, if required
       
    CEDengineering.com respects your privacy and will not disclose your information to any other party without your prior consent. Please refer to our Privacy Policy.


For more information, please contact us at info@cedengineering.com.
 

Fees and Payments

 

  1. What is your price structure?
    The normal price structure is as follows:
     
    • $24.00 per one PDH credit earned for Online Courses
    • $28.00 per one PDH credit earned for Video Presentations, Interactive Courses, and Timed and Monitored Courses
    • $49.50 per one PDH credit earned for Live Webinars

    However, discount rates are available depending on the Benefit Program you enroll in.
     

  2. What type of discount does CEDengineering.com offer to corporations?
    CEDengineering.com offers the following discounts:
     
  3. What type of discount does CEDengineering.com offer to individuals?
    CEDengineering.com offers the following discounts:
     
    • 20% on all continuing education programs for 30 days upon subscribing to our CED Newsletter
    • 30% on all continuing education programs for your next three (3) courses once you Refer a PE
    • Special promotions on a variety of our continuing education programs
       
  4. What payment options does CEDengineering.com accept?
    CEDengineering.com accepts payments in one of the following ways:
     
    • By a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
    • By PayPal if you have a PayPal account
    • By check or money order payable to Continuing Education and Development, Inc. and mailed to:

      Continuing Education and Development, Inc.
      22 Stonewall Wall Court
      Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

    Note: If you pay by credit card, you can print your “Certificate of Completion” instantly upon passing the quiz. Whereas, if you pay by check, you can print your “Certificate of Completion” after we receive your payment by mail.
     

  5. How does CEDengineering.com secure my online payment?
    CEDengineering.com uses PayPal and Starfield Technology to process your online credit card payment. PayPal uses the industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) issued by Starfield Technology to encrypt the information you provide us when you subscribe online. PayPal receives this information as a scrambled code, and then decrypts it on their secure servers. Therefore, your credit card information cannot be read in transit as it is secured with PayPal and Starfield Technology.
     
  6. What should I do if my online payment did not get processed?
    If your transaction did not go through, please verify that the information you entered is correct, or contact your credit card banking institution. If the problem persists, please contact us at info@cedengineering.com.
     
  7. How do I obtain a receipt for my course payment?
    You may obtain a receipt for your course payment in one of the following ways:
     
    • Download the receipt instantly from the purchase confirmation page upon completing your payment.
    • Download the receipt from the email notification sent to you confirming your successful course purchase.
    • Access your account at any time and download the receipt of course purchase in question.
       
  8. What is you refund or exchange policy?
    With CEDengineering.com, we encourage you to view all our online courses (document-based) prior to purchase. That’s how confident we are about the quality of our courses on which CEDengineering.com built its reputation since the inception of continuing education programs. However, we still would like you to know about our refund or exchange policy for your convenience.
  • If your purchased course is not accepted by your State Board, not only we will refund you the full purchase price of the course, but we will offer you a replacement course of an equal value at no additional cost, upon receiving a written proof of denial from your State Board.
  • If you are not satisfied with a course you just purchased within the last 24 hours and you have not taken the quiz, we will issue you a full refund of the course upon receiving a written request within that 24-hour period.
  • If you are not satisfied with a course you purchased within the last 30 days and you have not taken the quiz, we will exchange the course for an equal value upon receiving a written request within that 30-day period.


For more information, please contact us at info@cedengineering.com.
 

Authoring and Providing a Course

 

  1. What credentials do I need to qualify as a CEDengineering.com Course Provider?
    To qualify as a CEDengineerng.com Course Provider, you need to have work experience related to the subject matter you wish to teach, along with one of the following credentials:
     
    • Professional Engineering License; or
    • Doctorate Degree in Engineering from an accredited university.
       
  2. Are there any costs that I have to bear by publishing a course on www.CEDengineerng.com?
    No. You do not incur any costs by publishing a course on www.CEDengineerng.com. We bear all the following costs:
     
    • Course review and web customization
    • Course state approval administration
    • Course publishing, marketing and promotion
       
  3. How do I get started?
    To get started, you need to send the following information to info@cedengineering.com:
     
    • Short biography and an updated resume
    • Short description of your proposed courses
    • Estimated number of hours required to review the course and complete the quiz
       
    We will review your information and, once approved, we will send you the appropriate agreement for your review and execution prior to proceeding with course preparation and submission.
     
  4. Are there any course preparation guidelines that I should follow?
    Yes. Please click on Provide a Course then click on “Course Preparation Guidelines” and follow the instructions.
     
  5. How do I earn royalties by becoming a CEDengineerng.com Course Provider?
    You will earn a percentage of the course purchase price each time your course is purchased.
     
  6. How do I track my earnings?
    Each time your course is purchased, you will receive an automated email notification instantly. You may also track your overall earnings from your Course Provider account.


For more information, please click on Provide a Course.