PDH Credits

    • The Hydraulic Institute is an approved provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Professional Engineers in the states of Florida (#004646), Louisiana (CPD-221) and North Carolina (S-0523).  Earn credits for participating in eligible educational offerings through the Hydraulic Institute. All credits earned are dependent on how many contact hours are pre-determined for our training. PDH Credit hours are explicitly stated in all information regarding a particular training.  

      The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to be knowledgeable about their state requirements. Links to the state licensing boards for the profession of engineering are located on the website for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying: www.ncees.org.

      All certificates of completion for live webinar sessions, as well as in-person training, will be issued 2-3 weeks after the completion of the session. If you have any questions about PDH credits or how they apply to you, please contact HI membership at Membership@pumps.org.

      ASME defines PDH vs. CEU below:

      • Professional Development Hour (PDH) is defined as one contact hour of instruction, presentation or study. The term PDH is commonly used in the engineering community. The maximum PDH for a seminar that starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. with an hour lunch is eight (8). Short breaks are permissible as long as a minimum of 50 minutes of presentation/participation/study per hour is undertaken. If there are no breaks, or there are breaks of less than 10 minutes per hour, no additional time may be claimed. PDH cannot exceed the actual contact clock hours. Round off PDH to the nearest half hour. No activity under a half hour will be accepted for credit. For example, a qualifying activity of 30 to 49 minutes would be reported as 0.5 PDH and an activity of 50 to 70 minutes would be reported as 1.0 PDH. PDH is sometimes called PDU (Professional Development Unit).
      • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized and uniform unit of measure for continuing education and training. One CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours of instruction or study. When a sponsor of PDH activities fully follows the requirements of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) in awarding CEU’s, 10 PDHs will be credited for 1 CEU. However, one should be aware that some organizations may advertise CEU credit without having met the requirements of the IACET. In addition, some organizations report one CEU of credit for each contact hour of instruction, which is equivalent to one PDH only.

      For additional information on typical qualifying and non-qualifying PDH activities, please study "NCEES: Continuing Professional Competency Guidelines ".  

      The Hydraulic Institute is able to serve it's members by providing PDH credits for work you are already doing - such as, educational outreach, instructing, publishing papers, patents and committee membership on published standards and guidebooks Please click on the following link for full details and to submit an application: To access Pump Systems Matter Professional Development Hours Request Form

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