Continuing Education | Attendance Documentation


What does the Board consider acceptable documentation of attendance?

  • A certificate of attendance that shows the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • A letter from the provider or your supervisor stating the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • A log in sheet signed by the attendee and the provider or supervisor showing date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • Documentation from the United States patent office showing the patent number, patent award date and brief patent description.
  • A copy of the publication page showing the author of the paper, article or book, the topic and brief description and the date and name of the publication.
  • A transcript from the college or university showing the course taken and date of completion.
  • A copy of your committee membership card from the association or technical society or a letter from the association or technical society stating that you are an active member and year.

What is not acceptable as verification of attendance?

  • A paid receipt from the provider, hotel or other vendor is not verification of attendance.
  • A copy of the program, agenda or power point presentation is not verification of attendance.
  • A certificate that shows only the dates attended. (Documentation must include: registrant’s name, the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name).
  • Any documentation that does not include the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • Emails that thank you for attendance or time spent on a presentation.
  • Notes taken during a seminar, conference, or other CPD event cannot be used as verification of attendance.

Continuing Education | Recordkeeping

The registrant shall be responsible for maintaining records to support his or her own professional development hours. Records required include, but are not limited to:

  • A log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, instructors or speaker’s name and hours earned.
  • Documents supporting evidence of attendance: completion certificates, attendance log or other documents supporting evidence of completion.

Records must be maintained for a period of four years. Such documentation shall be made available to the Board for random audit and/or verification purposes. Documentation must support the professional development hours claimed.

CPD Activity Log

DO NOT include your CPD Activity Log or any CPD documentation with your P.E. or P.S. renewal. When needed, the Board will directly request CPD paperwork from you in writing.

CPD Log