What Qualifies for CDHs/PDHs?

What Qualifies for Continuing Education Hours (CDHs)/Professional Development Hours (PDHs)?

Inspection Related Activities:

Completing construction site inspection related activities can count up to 8 hours CDHs/PDHs.

  • Inspection: 20 to 40 hours/year = 2 hours CDH/PDH
  • Inspection: 41 to 100 hours/year = 4 hours CDH/PDH
  • Inspection: 101 to 180 hours/year = 6 hours CDH/PDH
  • Inspection:  More than 180 hours/year = 8 CDH/PDH

Volunteer Related Activities:

Volunteer activities that involve the environment can count up to 6 hours CDHs/PDHs.
Examples of volunteer activities can include proctoring the CISEC, Inc. examinations (requires approval), trash clean-up, planting of trees (or other vegetation), trail rehabilitation, serving on CISEC, Inc. committees, etc.
If you are unsure if an activity applies, please contact us: .

Attendance at Professional Forums:

Attending professional forms (e.g., IECA, StormCon, APWA, TRIECA, EPA Conferences, Landscape Expo, etc.) can count up to 8 hours CDHs/PDHs.
This includes visiting Expo Halls and attending educational papers/demonstrations during those conferences.

Attendance at Educational Forums:

Attending educational forms (e.g., classroom training, in-house training, tail-gate sessions, lunch and learn, etc.) can count up to 8 hours CDHs/PDHs.
This can include trainings hosted by your company, cities, counties, etc.

Some places you can go to obtain educational CDHs/PDHs online are:

Presenting or Publishing Technical Papers:

Presenting or publishing a technical document can count up to 2 hours CDHs/PDHs.
This can include short articles for environmental magazines, newsletters, on-line publications, etc.  It can also include presenting environmentally related topics to groups.

Other:

CISEC, Inc. recognizes that not all activities will fall into one of the above categories and have created an additional category.  Items that fall into this category can count up to 8 hours CDHs/PDHs.

Examples can include:

Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions you may have.

Note:  1 CDH/PDH = 0.1 CEU