Since the staff at FBPE is gearing up for the biennial renewal, which begins in November, I thought now would be a good time to alert licensees to some changes.
From time to time, it is good to be reminded of the engineer’s responsibility to act in an ethical manner. As the next P.E. renewal cycle approaches, licensed engineers need to have taken one hour of ethics as part of the CEU requirement for license renewal in Florida.
Longtime board members Anthony J. Fiorillo, PE, SI, CGC, and William C. Bracken, PE, SI, CFM, have left the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Mr. Fiorillo resigned in April; Mr. Bracken resigned in June.
Walid M. Sobh, 55, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill a vacancy on the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Mr. Sobh’s term runs May 1 through Oct. 31, 2018.
FBPE staff conducted an audit of the PE licenses renewed so as to verify compliance with the continuing education requirements. It was very surprising when the audit found that 112 of the 1,051 licensees audited were out of compliance.
There has been some confusion over the difference between the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and the Florida Engineers Management Corporation. To put it simply: FBPE is a regulatory board, overseeing the engineering profession in Florida. And FEMC is a not-for-profit, public-private corporation that provides administrative, investigative, and prosecutorial services to the Board.
You may have recently received an email that appears to have been sent from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and had a PDF attachment. This email was not sent by FBPE, and should be deleted immediately.
In the past quarter, FBPE staff participated in a number of outreach events for a range of audiences, elementary school students to government officials.
The Florida Engineers Management Corporation was recognized as a “Family Friendly Workplace” by the Tallahassee Family Friendly Workplace Task Force for a second year in a row.
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.