ELR-057 Ethics, Professionalism and Disciplinary Case Studies: 1 PDH

ELR-057 Ethics, Professionalism and Disciplinary Case Studies

Description of the Ethics, Professionalism and Disciplinary Case Studies course

The Ethics, Professionalism and Disciplinary Case Studies online PDH course is a part of the Ethics, Laws and Rules category of courses.

Codes of ethics for engineers typically describe standards for professional behavior.  The enforcement of those ethical standards that are inscribed into law lies with licensing boards of state governments.  In this course, ten case studies of actual enforcement actions by a state licensing board are presented.  The cases have been selected to be representative of situations likely to exist in many states.  Board procedures and the types of enforcement action available are shown by a variety of cases ranging from a geotechnical engineer who produced (within one hour and without visiting the site) a soils report, to an engineer who was unable to document his PDH’s during a board audit.  The importance of being very careful about when to put “P.E.” after one’s name on a document also will become apparent. This course is intended for all engineers and architects interested to gain a deeper understanding of the concept of negligence in engineering practice.

Case studies of enforcement actions by a professional engineering state licensing board are examined to demonstrate board procedures and the types of enforcement action likely to occur.

This course is intended for all construction professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of what constitutes ethical and professional engineering behavior and how such behavior is enforced by a licensing board.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the format of enforcement decrees issued by a state licensing board;
  • List seven different types of licensing violations;
  • Describe investigative process of the board, as it attempts to determine the validity of complaints brought before it
  • Define types of enforcement action available to the board.

Refunds and Cancellation Policies

The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Ethics, Laws and Rules category of courses please click here.

Length of the Course / Activity

This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 1 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz

Course Quiz

To receive the certificate of completion for the above 1 PDH online course, you will need to take a 10 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved

Certificate of Completion

Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion

State Acceptance

This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:

AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY

For detailed state by state requirements click here

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