Over the last couple of months, an effort has been begun to institute Continuing Professional Competency for Engineers and Surveyors, as initiated by PSPE in Senate Bill 655 and by PSLS in their December 2005 Board of Directors meeting.
I believe the current NCEES guidance recommends 30 hours of continuing ed over each biennial registration period- the current proposal is geared for 24 hours. Some of the questions are-
- What kind of courses are appropriate - strictly technical topics, or also business practice, ethics, legal issues
- How to track and manage CPC requirements
I will probably be looking into a crosswalk of how the current CPC proposal relates to how CPC has been implemented in other states. The hope is that this can be a successful, transparent, and portable process that will benefit all licensees.
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