Professional Engineers who renew their Florida licenses early can save $10 on their renewal fee. Complete your renewal between Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, and pay $88.75, rather than the usual $98.75 fee.
With the fall semester getting underway at Florida’s colleges of engineering and engineering technology, FBPE’s outreach efforts also got underway. But this year things are very different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The certification requirements for the Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings (SI) have gone through a rigorous rule-making process. Though the requirements for the SI certification were not changed, a new class of certification was introduced called SI (Limited).
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.
All current Professional Engineer licenses are set to expire, Feb. 28, 2021. Beginning Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, online license renewal will officially open for the 2021-23 biennium. Here are some helpful hints, general information, and basic instructions for accessing your account and renewing your license online.
FBPE’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page provides news regarding the effects of the pandemic on license, board and committee meetings, examinations, and other information pertinent to Professional Engineers in Florida. The page is updated as necessary.
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NCEES continues updating its COVID-19 response page.
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.
During my tenure as a member of FBPE over the past few years, I have become increasingly aware that many engineers do not realize that Division 61G15, F.A.C., contains various sections related to “responsibility rules” for the practice of engineering in Florida.
The Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) Civil exam is moving to computer-based testing (CBT), with appointments available year-round at Pearson VUE test centers beginning April 1, 2022.