Florida Building CodeIf you are a Professional Engineer whose practice includes the design of engineering works or systems in connection with buildings, structures, or facilities and systems covered by the Florida Building Code, you will need to complete the advanced course by Dec. 31, 2021, or prior to submitting any final engineering documents to building departments. The course is required to retain the “Special Qualifications” designation on your licensure record, pursuant to Section 471.0195, Florida Statutes.

We encourage you to take an Advanced Building Code course on the seventh edition of the Florida Building Code, which goes into effect Dec. 31, 2020. After this date, a course on the seventh edition will be mandatory, and the sixth edition will no longer be effective.

Following the course, you must provide the Board with a copy of the completion certificate that shows the course number, course hours, Code edition year, and Code or course focus so that your record can be updated. Certificates can be emailed to FBPE at cedesk@fbpe.org. When submitting your certificate to the Board, please include your full name and license number in the email.

Although not a complete list of Florida Building Code course providers, the following are current Board-approved providers that offer the advanced building code course. NOTE: You will have to conduct an internet search for contact and website information for these providers, since only the provider’s address is available on the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s web portal. The provider listing below will be updated as needed.

AAA Construction
Acuity Brands
Air Distribution Consultants International LLC
Boss Construction School
Bracken Engineering
JC Code and Construction Consultants Inc.
PDH Academy
Red Vector
Titan Continuing Education
TLC Engineering for Architecture

DBPR provides a web portal for searching for all FBC course providers.

For questions related to this requirement or course providers, email cedesk@fbpe.org or call the office at (850) 521-0500, ext. 113.