.05 Sources of Credit.

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.