Beginning last November, Professional Engineer licenses and Certificates of Authorization for engineering firms in Florida are no longer being mailed to you. You must print your own license. We can help.
I am very much looking forward to this year, while leaving 2018 behind and all the challenges I had last year. We have now entered a new year, 2019. All Professional Engineers licensed in Florida know what that means. Because it is an odd year, 2019 is a license renewal year. So, I thought it would be helpful to remind all Florida licensed engineers of some key components required as part of the license renewal process.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers re-appointed Kenneth Todd, PE, as its chair for the 2019 term, and appointed Babu Varghese, PE, SI, CGC, CCC, as its vice chair for 2019. The appointments were made at the Board’s December meeting.
The Florida Engineers Management Corporation welcomed three new directors to its board of directors on Nov. 1, 2018. Safiya Brea, PE, Satya Sukumar Lory, PE, and Art Nordlinger, PE, were appointed to four-year terms by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
Over 60 Professional Engineers licensed in Florida have been disciplined by FBPE for failing to complete the required continuing education during the 2015-17 renewal period. CE audits to resume after renewal ends.
With renewal upon us, some PEs may be considering putting their licenses in “inactive” or “retired” status. Before taking that step, it is important that the licensee understand the similarities and differences between these license statuses, and the process for status change.
Current licenses for continuing education providers will expire on May 31, 2019. Beginning March 1, 2019, CE providers will be able to access their accounts and renew their license and courses. Here are instructions to assist providers in renewing their licenses.
I lost a long-time friend and mentor in September, writes John R. Hall, PE and past-president of FNSPE. Henn Rebane was a champion for engineering throughout his more than 60 years in the profession. I don’t know of anyone in Florida who gave more to our profession.
In a statement issued in late November, NCEES commended the National Transportation Safety Board for recommending that Massachusetts eliminate the PE license exemption for public utility work and require a PE seal on engineering drawings for public utility projects.
The NCEES Board of Directors recently approved the calculator models that can be used on NCEES exams in 2019, and announced other changes in the Spring 2019 exams.