2017 Mid-Year Rules Updates

The board remains active when it comes to updating and revising Florida’s engineering practice rules. The goal of the board’s efforts is to remain current with changes in Florida’s laws, changes in our profession and changes in technology while also remaining responsive to Florida’s licensed professional engineers.

Board Approves Revisions to Chapter 61G15-33

One of the responsibilities of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers is managing and updating the rules that guide our licensees in the practice of their profession. Engineering practice in the state is regulated by the Engineering Practice Act found in Chapter 471 of the Florida Statutes. That statute guides all rule-making that pertains to…

New NCEES Tracking System Helps Engineers and Surveyors to Track and Report Continuing Education Activities

The new NCEES CPC Tracking System is a great tool for Professional Engineers (PEs) to conveniently track and report continuing professional competency (CPC) activities, also referred to as continuing education (CE). Launched in June 2016, the system was developed by staff at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), at the request…

Continuing Education Documentation: Meeting the Compliance Requirements

Florida licensed engineers are reminded that per Rule 61G15-22.001, F.A.C., they are required to complete eighteen continuing education hours during each licensing renewal biennium as a condition of license renewal. Of those 18 hours, four hours shall relate to the licensee’s area of practice; one hour related to ethics; and one hour related Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, and the rules of the FBPE.

From the Executive Director: Board Happenings & Upcoming Events

NCEES held its Joint Interim Meeting in April, with both the Southern and Northern Zones gathering in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Once again, FBPE was well represented with our Board Vice Chair, C. Kevin Fleming, PE, and Board members William Bracken, PE, SI, CFM, Michelle Rambo-Roddenberry, PhD, PE, Kenneth Todd, PE, John Pepper, PE, SI, and Babu Varghese, PE, SI…