Recertify your D.WRE online, or download the payment form and send to AAWRE.

 

Continuing Professional Development For Renewal

~~The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) uses the most recent edition of the NCEES Continuing Professional Competency Guidelines as the basis for establishing requirements for professional development hours (PDHs) needed to maintain the D.WRE certification (20 annually). The categories of qualifying professional development activities and the number of PDH units associated with each are set forth in that document. Additional clarification appropriate to the specific context of AAWRE is provided below.  If you have any specific questions about what qualifies for PDHs, please contact us.

Environmental and Water Resources Courses and Education - AAWRE and EWRI experts collaborate with ASCE to produce webinars and seminars. 

ASCE Continuing Education - ASCE provides training for practicing civil engineers - by practicing civil engineers. You will earn PDHs/CEUs with our courses to maintain your P.E. license. Courses are offered in all the civil engineering disciplines. Learn practical techniques and methods you can apply on the job.

ASCE Live Webinars 

Ethics Resources

Sustainability Resources

RETIRED Status - If you are now retired from primary practice in engineering, you are not required to accumulate any PDHs to maintain your D.WRE annually.

The fee is $25 annually or a one-time fee of $250 for lifetime retired status. 

You may submit your Retired D.WRE fee of $25 here online, or download the payment form and send to AAWRE. If renewing as a lifetime retired Diplomate, please do so by check or by calling us. 

Active practicing D.WREs, please follow guidelines below:

To adhere to AAWRE's aim to encourage life-long learning and continued professional development, all Diplomates are to obtain continuing education unit hours annually.

As part of the annual certification renewal process, each Diplomate is required to earn a minimum of twenty (20) professional development hours, including two (2) professional development hours in ethics and two (2) professional development hours in sustainability, every year. The current fee for recertification is $125. Renewal period occurs every 12 months since being awarded the Diplomate credential.

The responsibility for maintaining records and documentation to support the PDHs claimed is solely the burden of the Diplomate. That documentation should include a description of the activity, sponsoring organization, location, dates, duration, instructors' name, appropriate certificates, paid receipts, and number of PDHs earned. The Annual Summary of PDHs Earned form provides a convenient format to record and keep track of one's continuing professional development. A sampling of certification renewal applications will be selected for detailed audits. Those selected for audits will be asked to provide detailed verification for all PDHs claimed.

   Item      #

     Activity

     PDHs

     1

Successful completion of continuing education courses that grant CEU's

 1 CEU = 10 PDHs

     2

Attending professional/technical seminars, in-house courses, workshops, professional/technical conventions and conferences

 1 Contact hour =   1PDH

     3

Completing long distance seminars or courses

1 Contact hour = 1PDH

     4

Successful completion of college courses:
a. 1 quarter credit for audit
b. 1 quarter credit for grade
c. 1 semester credit for audit
d. 1 semester credit for grade


10 PDH
30 PDH
15 PDH
45 PDH

     5

Each published professional or technical paper, article, chapter or report:
a. non-peer reviewed
b. *Each peer reviewed professional or technical paper, article, chapter or report authored by others.

5 PDH

10 PDH

 

     6

Each professional or technical book or manual.

30 PDH

     7

Active participation in a relevant professional or technical organizational committee.

2 PDH per each organizational committee.

Maximum of 8 PDHs allowed.

     8

Self-study of professional or technical literature.

1 contact hour = 1 PDH
Maximum of 5 PDHs allowed.

     9

Each patent (during year patent is issued).

10 PDH

Typical activities that do not qualify include personal self-improvement courses, service club meetings or activities, teaching or presenting as a regular part of employment, business meetings of any organization, equipment demonstrations, trade shows, and topics not relevant to water resources engineering or professional ethics.

Exempt from completing the continuing education professional development requirements are Diplomates in Honorary or Retired status. Also exempt are those Diplomates who were on active military duty for a minimum of six months during the calendar year, who were in foreign employment a minimum of six months during the calendar year, or who suffered serious illness or injury to themselves or an immediate family member. Those individuals will be provided additional years to complete the requirement commensurate with the years of exception.