Pursuant to Rule 61G15-22.011, F.A.C., only BOARD-APPROVED providers may offer continuing education courses and credit.

To qualify as a BOARD-APPROVED provider, a provider applicant must:

  • Submit an application to FBPE for approval to provide continuing education courses along with the fee (see CE Provider Initial Application below); or
  • Be registered as a continuing education provider with the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Current BOARD-APPROVED continuing education providers interested in adding a Florida Laws & Rules or Ethics course to their program, please complete the CE Laws & Rules Provider Initial Application or the CE Ethics Provider Initial Application and submit with the fee to the Board office.  If you have any questions about the applications, please contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500, ext. 113 or send an email to cedesk@fbpe.org.

CE PROVIDER & COURSE RENEWAL

In order to maintain status as a continuing education provider, CE providers must renew their application and courses each biennium.

Refer to Rule 61G15-22.014, F.A.C., Duration of Provider Status which states:

“(1) Continuing education providers are only approved for the biennium during which they applied and must reapply for provider status at the beginning of each biennium. The biennium for continuing education providers ends on May 31st of each odd-numbered year.

(2) A provider must reapply for approval ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date of provider status in order to prevent a lapse in provider status.”

CE course approval is also only valid for the biennium during which it was approved, provided no substantial change is made in the course and the approval status of the provider has not expired or been suspended or revoked.  Substantial changes made in any course require the provider to obtain a new approval of that course from FBPE.   A provider must reapply for course approval ninety (90) days prior to the date of the end of the biennium, which would be the expiration of course approval in order to prevent a lapse in course approval.

Please note that renewal of the CE provider’s status does not renew the individual courses offered.  The CE provider must notify the Board that their provider renewal has been completed to ensure that the courses are updated with the renewal date.


REPORTING CONTINUOUS EDUCATION FOR CREDIT

With the commencement of the continuing education audit process following licensure renewal in 2013, CE providers are no longer required to report CE credits for engineers to the FBPE.

Rule 61G15-22.008, F.A.C., Record Keeping, was changed requiring engineer licensees to maintain sufficient records demonstrating completion of qualifying professional development hours for at least two licensure cycles or four years.Rule 61G15-22.008, F.A.C., Record Keeping, states that engineer licensees are responsible for maintaining sufficient records demonstrating completion of qualifying professional development hours for at least two (2) licensure cycles or four (4) years).

Although CE reporting to the Board is no longer necessary, all CE providers are still required to provide completion and attendance certificates to course participants / licensees, and accurately maintain those records for a period of four years.  In the event a licensee is selected during the CE audit process, the licensee will provide the appropriate certificate to the FBPE.  Please refer to Rule 61G15-22.012, F.A.C., Obligations of Continuing Education Providers.  Failure to comply with this rule may result in a loss of the provider license and the ability to provide continuing education courses to Florida engineers.

The most current statutes and rules as it relates to the practice of engineering can be found on the Statutes and Rules page under the Legal section of our website.

FBPE APPLICATIONS

CE PROVIDER INITIAL APPLICATION – $250 Fee

Files:

Application for Continuing Education Provider

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CE PROVIDER APPLICATION (LAWS & RULES) – $50 Fee

Files:

Application for Approval of Laws & Rules Continuing Education Course

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CE PROVIDER APPLICATION (ETHICS) – $50 Fee

Files:

Application for Approval of Professional Ethics Continuing Education Course

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PROVIDER RENEWAL INFORMATION

Licensure renewal for the 2015-2017 biennium for Florida Board approved continuing education providers officially ended May 31, 2015.

If you did not renew during this last renewal period, you will need to contact the Board office at 850-521-0500, ext. 113 for assistance in renewing your Florida CE provider license.

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