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Geothermal Energy

COURSE NO: R01-303I
PDH CREDIT: 1
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Geothermal Energy
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief overview of the environmental and economic benefits of electricity production from geothermal resources.

Energy from geothermal resources has benefited humankind from its earliest origins. Prehistoric civilizations used hot springs and steam discharges for cooking, heating, and therapeutic bathing. Today, geothermal power plants operating around the world are proof that the Earth’s thermal energy is readily converted to electricity in geologically active areas.

Many communities, commercial enterprises, universities, and public facilities in the western United States are heated directly with the water from underground reservoirs. For the home-owner or building owner anywhere in the United States, the emergence of geothermal heat pumps brings the benefits of geothermal energy to everyone’s doorstep.

This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to owners of homes, businesses, or greenhouses who want to diversify their electricity supply and reduce the environmental impact and costs of their energy use.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the concept of geothermal energy
  • Understanding the geothermal resource classes
  • Learning about geothermal energy production
  • Familiarizing with geothermal energy benefits
  • Learning about the technical and non-technical barriers to geothermal development
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Geothermal Energy". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 77 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation. 

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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