COVID-19 UPDATE / Effective through December 31, 2020:
If you are experiencing a hardship regarding obtaining continuing education hours which is directly related to the COVID-19 state of emergency, you may go online to renew your license and claim the last selection on "Professional Development Hours" page which states, "I am applying for license renewal. I am EXEMPT as I am a licensee experiencing physical disability, illness or other extenuating circumstances as reviewed and approved by the Board."
However, beginning with license renewals with an expiration date of January 31, 2021 or later, all licensees renewing their license shall be required to report the required continuing education upon renewal unless a written request for a hardship exemption is submitted and approved at least 15 days prior to the renewal expiration date. Requests for this exemption must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 15 days prior to your renewal expiration date. Please include your name, license number, and specific information as to why you are unable to fulfill your continuing education requirements. Please provide any documentation you would like to be considered with your request.
NOTE: Many online and virtual activities are readily available that comply with the Board's continuing education requirements. Stating that your usual means for obtaining continuing education credits is no longer available to you shall not be considered a hardship and does not qualify you for an exemption of your professional development hours.
Licensees shall be required to meet the continuing education requirements as a condition for licensure renewal. All PDH's earned must be relevant to the practice of engineering and/or land surveying as applicable and may include technical, ethical or business content. The activity should maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant tot he licensee's field and methods of practice. See below for a link to all of the continuing education rules.
Methods of Reporting Continuing Education Credit
A licensee may choose either the Board's standard continuing education reporting method or comply with the calendar year reporting method.
The standard method requires that a licensee obtain thirty (30) professional development hours (PDH's) within a two year renewal period. If a licensee exceeds the requirement in any renewal period, a maximum of fifteen (15) PDH's may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
The calendar year reporting method requires a minimum of fifteen (15) PDH's per calendar year, totaling thirty (30) PDH's per renewal period, with no allowable carryover.
- Click here to view the schedule for those choosing the calendar year method.
A licensee may use their MyNCEES account to track and report their continuing education activities to the Board (if you are randomly selected for the continuing education audit).
Click here for more information about the free NCEES Continuing Professional Competency Tracking service.
Click here to go to your MyNCEES account or to create a new account.
PDH Log Form
For your convenience, you may use the log form below or create your own log form as long as it provides the pertinent information.
Click here to view PDH Log Form in fillable PDF format.
Click here to view PDH Log Form in Word format.
Click here to view a document outlining what is needed for acceptable verification of continuing education activities.
Minimum Standards for the Practice of Land Surveying
A Professional Land Surveyor or a dual licensee must earn at least two (2) PDH's covering the Oklahoma Minimum Standards for the Practice of Land Surveying each renewal period
The first licensees that must meet this requirement are those that renew their license in SEPTEMBER 2020.
Opportunities to complete this requirement include classes offered through the OSLS online education portal. Click here to access the classes. The classes will also be offered at the OSLS Convention being held March 4-6, 2021. Licensees may seek other providers to complete the requirement and are not limited to the OSLS classes.
Continuing Education Rules
Click here to view all of the rules concerning continuing education.
Click here to view a summary of the Continuing Education Rule Revisions that went into effect on September 14, 2018