As many states are moving to make changes to their occupational and professional licensing boards, here is an article from NCEES’ “Licensure Exchange” that is worthy of consideration.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers celebrated a century of existence this past year. In my first order of business as the Board’s new Chair, I would like to thank the previous Chair, Anthony Fiorillo, for the outstanding job he did in leading FBPE through its 100th year.
It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as the 2017 Florida Board of Professional Engineers’ Chair. I enjoyed my time as Chair, but the distance from Northern Virginia and the demands of a booming economy, made it difficult to allocate sufficient time to serve the position diligently. Therefore, it is time for me to step aside and make way for the new Chair. Mr. Kenneth Todd is that guy!
With the 6th edition of the Florida Building Code now in effect, Professional Engineers whose practice includes items regulated by the Code are required to take continuing education within 12 months of the Code’s effective date.
While the number of improperly signed, dated, and sealed engineering documents turned over to FBPE seems to be decreasing, there remain those who do not seem to have kept up with the rules. Failing to comply with these requirements is a violation of our rules.
The start of the new year is the time when businesses and individuals tend to work on organizing current records and purging old ones. Be careful, though, that you don’t purge records that Florida Statutes or the Florida Administrative Code require you to keep.
Florida’s colleges of engineering will celebrate the practice of engineering and educate the public about the many ways engineers make a difference in our world during Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24, 2018. [UPDATED]
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers has appointed Kenneth Todd, PE, as its chair for the 2018 term, and re-appointed C. Kevin Fleming, PE, as vice chair for 2018. Mr. Todd replaces Anthony J. Fiorillo, PE, SI, CGC, who served as Board chair for 2017.
NCEES’ new E3 system has made it easier for member boards to access information, and it has significantly enhanced the NCEES Records program by moving it from a system that relied on paper forms and the U.S. mail to a system that is totally electronic.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, NCEES cut the cost of registering for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam by $50, from $225 to $175. The new fee applies only to registrations completed on or after Jan. 1.