The State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers has implemented Rules for Continuing Education Requirements that will have to be followed for license renewals beginning in 2012. A document outlining recommendations of specific changes to the State of Indiana Continuing Education Rules for Professional Engineers for consideration by the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is available here.
The course on the Indiana Statutes and Rules for Professional Engineering Licensure was recorded before a live audience of professional engineers at the training center of R.W. Armstrong in October 2010, and includes questions and discussion from this group. The total time for viewing the course is about one hour. The course explains the role of statutes created by the Indiana Legislature concerning the professions and the role of the Registration Board for Professional Engineers in making and administering rules contained in Administrative Code 864 IAC for engineering. This version of the course focuses on the newly adopted rules for Continuing Engineering Education and helping the licensed engineer learn what continuing education activities will satisfy the rules. It also compares the Indiana Rules with those of neighboring states. This course fulfills the rule requiring one hour on Indiana Statutes and Rules.
The course on Ethics in the Practice of Professional Engineering is especially for engineers licensed in Indiana. It was recorded before a live audience of professional engineers at a meeting of the A. A. Potter Chapter of ISPE on October 5, 2011, and includes questions and discussion from this group. The total time for viewing the course is about one hour. The course explains why ethics is important, gives an overview of professional codes of ethics, describes the rules of professional conduct in the Indiana Statutes and Rules, provides guidelines for making value-laden decisions, and shows the value of professional and technical societies in maintaining ethical health fitness. This course fulfills the rule requiring one hour on ethics applicable to the practice of professional engineering.
Requests for on-site presentation of these courses should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on Indiana Continuing Education Rules for License Renewals may be obtained from Registration Board News articles in the bimonthly publication Indiana Professional Engineer Journal.
Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D.