2019-20 FEMC Annual ReportThe Florida Engineers Management Corporation produces an annual report as required by Section 471.038, Florida Statutes.

The report is submitted to the Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, 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.

Below are some highlights from the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019-20 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020):

34 – Number of FBPE Board, FEMC Directors, and committee meetings administered
40,786 – Average number of licensees and others receiving FBPE’s Connection newsletter each quarter
690,000 – Number of pageviews of the FBPE website
1,500 – Approximate number of engineering students reached by 11 outreach visits to discuss engineering exams and licensure at universities and companies/organizations (before the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed travel)

Licensure Statistics

3,185 – Applications received for licensure as Professional Engineers
3,527 – Applications for licensure approved (includes applications received prior to FY19-20)
76 – PE licenses renewed
1,239 – Examinees passed the computer-based Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
695 – Applications approved for the October 2019 Principals & Practice of Engineering (PE) exam, with 326 passing (The April 2020 exam was canceled due to the pandemic.)
284 – Certificates of Authorization* issued for firms to provide engineering services in Florida
54 – Certificates of Authorization* renewed
11 – Certifications issued for Special Inspectors of threshold-type buildings
63 – Days on average to issue a license

Legal Statistics

451 – Complaints regarding engineering practice received, of which 372 were found to be legally sufficient
$69,416.10 – Fines and Costs imposed
27 – Administrative Complaints filed in cases where the Probable Cause Panel found reason to believe a violation of the Florida Engineering Practice Act had occurred
27 – Final Orders issued against Professional Engineers
34 – Cases dismissed with a finding of no probable cause
26 – Cases dismissed with a letter of guidance
0 – Licenses revoked
0 – Voluntary Licensure Relinquishments
6 – Licenses suspended
3 – Licenses restricted
11 – Reprimands issued
7 – Probations issued
8 – Project reviews
10 – Engineers ordered to successfully complete course in Engineering Professionalism and Ethics
15 – Engineers ordered to successfully complete the Board’s Study Guide on Laws and Rules

In addition to FEMC Annual Reports, copies of FEMC’s Quarterly Reports are also available online.

* Certificates of Authorization were replaced with a registry of Qualified Business Organizations as of Oct. 1, 2019. For more information, please see the Engineering Firms page.