The NCEES 2018 Annual Meeting was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., from Aug. 15-18. FBPE Board members and staff participated in the four-day event, which included business and zone sessions and programs for attendees.
Not too long ago I brought up the Engineers’ Creed to a young engineer, to which he replied, “I didn’t know engineers had one.” I said we did and that it has had an influence on many engineers, myself included, as to how we practice engineering. His comment reminded me that I, too, was unaware there was an Engineers’ Creed as a young engineer until someone pointed it out to me.
It’s a good idea to log into your DBPR online account at myfloridalicense.com in the next few weeks, before the renewal period starts. You want to ensure that you can access your account — and troubleshoot any problems that you may encounter — before you are trying to renew your Professional Engineer license or Certificate of Authorization.
A major change is coming with this licensure renewal cycle. Professional Engineer licenses and Certificates of Authorization will no longer be mailed. PEs must log into their account at myfloridalicense.com and print their license and CA from there.
All current Professional Engineer licenses and Certificates of Authorizations are set to expire, Feb. 28, 2019. Beginning Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, online license renewal will officially open for the 2019-2021 biennium. Here are some helpful hints, general information, and basic instructions for accessing your account and renewing your license online.
It’s about that time again… when approximately 41,000 licensed Professional Engineers in Florida will be completing their 18 required continuing education hours in order to renew their licenses. These CEHs are mandated under the Florida Administrative Code. Out of these 18 CEHs, at least six must be obtained through providers approved by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers
To keep you updated on licensure, renewals, and other important information, you — both Professional Engineers and Certificate of Authorization holders — need to keep FBPE updated with your latest contact information.
The Florida Engineers Management Corporation produces an annual report as required by Florida Statutes. The report is submitted to FBPE, the Secretary of DBPR, and the Florida Legislature by Oct. 1 each year. It reports on the status of the corporation, including information concerning FEMC programs and funding, as well as information regarding licenses and complaints handled by FEMC.
Dr. Michelle Rambo-Roddenberry, PE, resigned from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers in August. Dr. Rambo-Roddenberry was appointed to the Board in March 2012, where she filled the Education seat.
Former Florida Board of Professional Engineers Chair Henn Rebane, PE, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Tampa. He was 84.