HOME STUDY/CORRESPONDENCE COURSES - PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
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HOME STUDY/CORRESPONDENCECOURSES - Available in either PDF or CD-ROM format
Note: To qualify for credit a course must be directly related to the professional growth and development of the professional engineer. The following courses are designed to provide technical, managerial, or ethical/legal instruction to enhance the professional engineer's practice. The responsibility is placed on the registrant to determine which courses meet continuing education requirements in states that do not pre-approve courses or sponsors of continuing education courses. The Kentucky Board of Licensure does not pre-approve engineering continuing professional development courses.
SUCCESSION PLANNING and the ENGINEER- 4 PDH - Course covers topics such as business structure, continuation goals and objectives, leadership development, company valuation, financing options, buy-sell agreements and limiting taxes affecting the family and/or private company. A road map is provided to benefit an individual's career and to provide stability of a business during leadership changes. Course cost is $80.00.
BASICS of ESTATE PLANNING - 4 PDH - Course provides a number of strategies to assist in the preparation of an estate plan. Topics covered include wills, living trusts, guardianship of minor children, how to avoid probate, retirement savings plans, health care directives, powers of attorney, incapacity, estate taxes and identifying and developing new leadership for the continuity of a business. Course cost is $80.00.
THE SKIP LEVEL MANAGER - 3 PDH - Course provides a strategy for upper management to use when conducting one on one meetings with employees a level or more below them. Insights gained from such meetings can be used to improve company leadership and boost employee retention, work efficiency and production. Course cost is $60.00.
RETIREMENT PLANNING - 4 PDH - Course provides detailed information to help those planning for a future retirement or those attemping to manage accumulated wealth in retirement. It covers retirement needs and wants strategies for individuals and businesses to provide financial independence, build, preserve and protect assets and enhance financial strength. Course cost is $80.00.
ABC's of ADA - 3 PDH - Course reviews the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 which established a cohesive federal framework that ensures that the rights of people with disabilities are not infringed upon. It also covers related design issues pertaining to sidewalks, trails, bicycle paths, etc. Examples are provided to show methods that may be used to comply with ADA requirements. Course cost is $60.00.
RIPARIAN PROPERTY - 3 PDH - Course covers the evolution of water rights, riparian law and how riparian principles affect land development. Various local, state and federal permits and permitting issues are also addressed. Course cost is $60.00.
URBAN DEVELOPMENTS - 4 PDH - Course provides an overview of the various issues related to urban area development. The engineer has an important role in planning and construction of roads and other urban facilities such as residential developments, schools, shopping centers, parks and open spaces. The course also references ethical standards the engineer must comply with when providing services for developments in the urban environment. Course cost is $80.00.
TOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING - 3 PDH - Course covers several methods of data collection used to complete a topographic map and various uses of it. In addition it provides a brief review of mapping throughout the ancient world and in the United States. Various accuracy standards are reviewed with references made to Kentucky Administrative Regulations and Kentucky Revised Statutes that apply to conducting such an effort. Course cost is $60.00.
NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT - 4 PDH - Course describes various traffic management measures used to address traffic flow in neighborhoods to create a more livable environment for residents, pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition it covers the ethical responsiblilites of the professional engineer when working with communities and neighborhood groups. Course cost is $80.00.
EVIDENCE AND THE ENGINEER - 4 PDH - Course covers various types of evidence the engineer may collect during an investigation and careful analysis of construction or product failure and how the evidence is traditionally considered in legal decisions. Case studies are provided to emphasize the laws of evidence and types of evidence. Course cost is $80.00.
REVIEW OF AIR RIGHTS - 3 PDH - Course reviews issues related to air rights, state statutes and the Kentucky Condominium Act. Documenting air rights through legal documents and the professional engineer's responsibilities are also covered. Course cost is $60.00.
INTRODUCTION TO DRONES - 3 PDH - An overview of unmanned aerial systems or drones is provided. It covers the evolution of technology that allows for the commercial use of them in data collection, aerial photography, remote sensing and mapping. In addition, the course reviews the proposed rules of their use in the national airspace. Course cost is $60.00.
ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES - 3 PDH - Applicable sections of 201 Kentucky Administrative Regulations 18:142 are reviewed to provide the engineer with ethical guidance when working with the general public and others. It also presents several case studies to emphasize various engineering principles. Coourse cost is $60.00.
BONDING PROCEDURES - 2 PDH - The course reviews general procedures to follow when bonding public improvements. It addresses Kentucky Revised Statute 100 and applicable standards of conduct for the engineer when working with infrastructure projects. Course cost is $40.00.
TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY - 5 PDH - The course describes the steps to be taken in conducting a study of the anticipated impact of traffic generated by a proposed development. It includes appropriate location, spacing, and design of access points necessary to mitigate the traffic and operational impacts on a highway. It also covers the required contents of the traffic impact study final report. Course cost is $100.00.
RURAL SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT - 4 PDH - The course describes the administrative process related to the development of a rural subdivison. It also describes the work associated with the planning and development phases of such a project. Course cost is $80.00.
MANAGING ASSETS - 3 PDH - The course describes assets of an idividual or business and provides basic guidelines to effectively manage them. It offers guidance in the development of a plan for purchasing, preventive maintenance, control and liquidation or retirement of an asset. Course cost is $60.00.
SITE ASSESSMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PLAN DEVELOPMENT - 3 PDH - This course reviews the assessment of a proposed development and the field data needed to develop construction plans. It also covers various methods used to collect the data and describes the interpretation and plan development from that data. Course cost is $60.00.
THE EFFECTIVE LEADER - 3 PDH - This course explores various character traits that are necessary to improve the leader's effectiveness in positively impacting his/her organization. In addition it describes the relationship between character and a professional code of conduct. Course cost is $60.
DRAFTING TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS - 2 PDH - This course focuses on preparing contract documents with an emphasis on technical specifications typically associated with a construction project. Course cost is $40.00.
INTRODUCTION TO LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) - 3 PDH - The course provides the professional a basic understanding of the concepts of Low Impact Development, gives a summary of the Clean Water Act and covers best management practices applicable to LID. In addition, it describes typical local, state and federal permitting requirements, costs, funding opportunities and case studies of completed LID projects. Course cost is $60.00.
SECRETS OF PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS - 3 PDH - The course provides a framework, for those who conduct or participate in meetings, to follow to make meetings the most productive. "Secrets" are provided to assist the meeting leader in getting the most from project briefings, advisory meetings or a negotiation. Course cost is $60.00.
STREAMBANK RESTORATION - 3 PDH - The course provides several methods to restore those streambanks that have been changed/degraded by development, erosion, and channelization to a more natural condition. Course cost is $60.00.
PREPARING FOR AN IRS AUDIT - 2 PDH - The course provides a review of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit process. It details the individual taxpayer's and the business taxpayer's responsibilities and rights with respect to a tax return audit and interview. Course cost is $40.00.
ENGINEERING'S IMPACT ON THE WORLD - 3 PDH - This course provides a brief history of the engineering profession from its beginnings to current time. It offers highlights across the centuries of people, processes and technologies and their impact on our world. Course cost is $60.00.
OIL AND GAS WELL PERMITTING (IN KENTUCKY) - 2 PDH - This course reviews the various statutes and regulations of the application permit for oil and gas wells in the state and the engineer's role in the process. Course cost is $40.00.
MARKETING - 2 PDH - This course covers basic components of marketing professional services and provides tips and ideas to help in reaching prospective clients. Course cost is $40.00.
SURVIVING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS - 4 PDH - Course follows a project from the initial zone change to submittal of construction plans by reviewing state statutes and common procedures involved with the development process. Course cost is $80.00.
CONTRACTS - 3 PDH. Course reviews guidelines to assist the engineer in better understanding, drafting and executing contracts. Course cost is $60.00.
TRAIL DESIGN - 3 PDH. Course covers design considerations for mixed use trails. Course cost is $60.00.
TAX TIPS - 3 PDH. Course reviews income tax issues, recent tax law changes, and detailed information on business expenses. Course cost is $60.00.
SAFE TRAFFIC CONTROL PRACTICES - 3 PDH. Course reviews traffic control methods in work zones. Course cost is $60.00.
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - 3 PDH. Course provides an overview of tax laws and how they apply to small business. Course cost is $60.00.
THE INTERNET AS A RESOURCE - 3 PDH. Course reviews how the internet can assist the engineer in accessing web sites beneficial to the conduct of business. Course cost is $60.00.
OFFICE MANAGEMENT - 3 PDH. Course discusses the importance of strategic planning, getting employee feedback, developing the professional capabilities of employees and building project teams that get results. Course cost is $60.00.
DRAINAGE STUDIES AND ELEVATION CERTIFICATES - 2 PDH. Course reviews flood plains, drainage studies and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) elevation certificates. Course cost is $40.00.
GPS AND GIS BASICS - 2 PDH. Course reviews basic GIS procedures and methods for obtaining and submitting digital information. Course cost is $40.00.
AN ENGINEER'S ROLE IN SITE DEVELOPMENT - 2 PDH. Course presents an overview of responsibilities an engineer may have during a site development. Course cost is $40.00.
STARTING AN ENGINEERING COMPANY - 3 PDH. Course describes issues involved in starting a business. Course cost is $60.00.
CONTOUR MAPPING - 2 PDH - This course reviews methods used to develop contour maps and how contour maps are used during the design process and project development. Course cost is $40.00.
EROSION CONTROL FOR CONSTRUCTION SITES - 2 PDH. Course reviews basic methods pertaining to effective erosion control. Course cost is $40.00.
MISSISSIPPI CODE OF CONDUCT (ETHICS) - 2 PDH. Course reviews the Mississippi code of conduct. Course cost is $40.00.
To order - complete registration form and mail with corresponding payment for either PDF or CD-ROM course format. Each course consists of a PowerPoint presentation, a set of handouts and a 20-question exam covering the course content. Successful completion of the course exam is a 75% passing score. A certificate will be issued to verify earned professional development hours of credit per course completed. Please note that certificates can only be issued to those who pay for the PDF or CD-ROM course(s).
Once the registration form and payment are received for the course(s) the PDF files will be sent by email within 24 hours of receiving the course order and payment. The CD-ROM, handout(s) and exam will be sent by first class mail to you within 2 business days of receiving the course order with payment. The certificate(s) are usually mailed or emailed within 2 working days once the completed exam(s) is(are) returned by email, fax or through the U.S. Postal Service.
Note: The responsibility is placed on the registrant to determine which courses meet continuing education requirements in states that do not pre-approve courses or sponsors of continuing education courses.