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Adjunct teaching for PDHs

Adjunct teaching for PDHs

Adjunct teaching for PDHs

Here are my board's rules:  (Georgia)


Someone help me interpret them.

I taught undergrad fluid mechs last year at a local college for an entire semester.  I taught as an adjunct - not full time.  It was the first time I taught any class, specifically that one.  

I went back and looked at my records, and 21 of the class sessions were actually spent on "teaching," the rest were giving tests or whatnot.  Classes were an hour and a half each.  So that's 31.5 hours actually teaching.

The link says this:

45 PDHs:
1 College or unit semester hour

I *presume* that refers to taking it as a student, but they don't clarify.  It also says this:

2 PDHs:
1 hour of teaching of professional development coursework.
Teaching credit is awarded for teaching a course/seminar for the first time only.
Teaching does not apply to full-time faculty.

I *presume* teaching a college course counts, but they don't clarify.  They also say this:

Typical Qualifying Activities:

Completing or attending qualifying courses, seminars, instruction, in-house programs, or training; attending technical or professional society meetings when an engineering/land surveying topic is presented as a principal part of the program and covers topics within your area of practice; teaching a course for the first time or if substantial time has been spent in updating material if previously taught; attending satellite video courses where attendance is verified and program material meets the requirements; and language courses or software instructional courses which relate to the improvement of one's business or profession.

To me, this sounds like I should get 63 PDH hours worth of credit for teaching the class.  Is that how you guys interpret the rules?  Trying to get a call back or an email back from the Georgia board can be a real headache, in my limited experience.  Does anyone else have personal experience taking adjunct teaching credit for PDHs?


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RE: Adjunct teaching for PDHs

beej67...I've done this before and have considered credit for Georgia and other states in which I'm licensed.  I agree with your interpretation.  Georgia and others are not very clear on anything other than direct PDH credits.  I teach, I author, I take courses...all of which count in Ga., just with different value.

RE: Adjunct teaching for PDHs

When in doubt - CALL them

So you don't get screwed

RE: Adjunct teaching for PDHs

Got an email back from them, after a bit.

Initially they told me that teaching fluid mechs for a semester was going to give me 2 hours of PDHs.  Then they said 10 hours.  Then I asked for the exact ruling, and they said never mind, it'd be 2 hours per hour spent in lecture.  Have all that in email, so it's documented.


Hydrology, Drainage Analysis, Flood Studies, and Complex Stormwater Litigation for Atlanta and the South East - http://www.campbellcivil.com

RE: Adjunct teaching for PDHs

Bingo and congrats -
It is amazing how "heavy" that phone can get - for many different reasons

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