A. A licensee may earn PDH units by any of the following methods:
(1) Attending and successfully completing qualifying programs in which the teaching methodology consists primarily of systematic presentation of subjects related to the practice of engineering, and which programs are:
(a) Offered by pre-approved or other authorized providers;
(b) Have a stated purpose and defined content areas; and
(c) Have a clearly stated duration.
(2) Serving as a single or first author of an original paper on engineering subject matters published in magazines, journals, professional proceedings, or other similar publications intended for professional use and distribution;
(3) Serving as a single or first author of an original published book on engineering subject matters that exhibits excellence in scholarship and has a significant impact and influence on the direction of engineering;
(4) Subject to limitations set forth in Regulation .06 of this chapter, active participation in an engineering professional or technical society;
(5) Obtaining a patent;
(6) Subject to limitations set forth in this Regulation .05, teaching or lecturing of a qualified program, as described in Regulation .04 of this chapter;
(7) Developing examination questions accepted for use on NCEES examinations; or
(8) Other appropriate methods approved by the Board.
B. A licensee may not earn credits for such activities as:
(1) Regular employment as a professional engineer, full-time faculty member, or expert witness;
(2) Marketing or business development or sales;
(3) Equipment demonstrations or trade show displays;
(4) Time management techniques and strategies;
(5) Computer-aided drafting;
(6) Repetitive attendance of the same course or activity;
(7) Attending committee meetings or general business meetings of any organization;
(8) Conversational language courses for personal use;
(9) Executive coaching;
(10) Basic computer software, including, but not limited to, Excel, Word, Outlook, and similar basic computer software; or
(11) Any other topics not relevant to the practice of engineering.