If 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 must complete an Advanced Building Code course prior to participating in the design of engineering projects covered by the code. The course is required to retain the “Special Qualifications” designation on your licensure record, pursuant to Section 471.0195, Florida Statutes.
You must take an Advanced Building Code course on the eighth edition of the Florida Building Code, which goes into effect Dec. 31, 2023. Courses on the seventh edition or earlier are no longer valid.
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. You will have to conduct an internet search for website and contact 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.
|Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Boss Construction School
JC Code and Construction Consultants Inc.
Process Engineering Consultants Inc.
Titan Continuing Education
After completing 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 should be emailed to Wendy Anderson at email@example.com. When submitting your certificate to the Board, you must include your full name and PE license number in the email.
DBPR provides a web portal for searching for all FBC course providers.