The 2018 Florida Legislative Session ended on March 9, and the engineers can breathe easy. No new laws were passed that would appear to affect engineers or the practice of engineering.
I challenge all experienced engineers: Take time to mentor those young engineers in your company who are recent graduates. They will appreciate it, and it will be quite rewarding for both you as a mentor and your company through increased productivity.
Two new members have been named to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Dylan Albergo, PE, and Scott Drury, PE, were appointed by Gov. Rick Scott.
One of the least understood areas of the engineering licensure process relates to the question of what constitutes acceptable qualifying engineering experience for the purposes of licensure.
FBPE staff recently volunteered at the three-day 2018 Southeast Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers and at the 2018 Florida MathCounts Competition.
NCEES plans to stop offering the Software Engineering discipline for the Principles & Practice of Engineering exam as of April 2019.
NCEES and a test preparation company for certain NCEES exams have reached an $800,000 settlement agreement regarding allegations of the unauthorized use of copyrighted practice questions belonging to NCEES.
FBPE applauds all of the candidates who successfully passed their engineering exams. We wish them much success as they move toward the next step in their engineering careers.