The unlicensed company was charged with violating Sections 455.228(1), 471.031(1)(a), and 471.038(5), Florida Statutes; offering to practice engineering without a license. The company offered and provided engineering services to the public, without the approval of the Professional Engineer, by issuing purportedly sealed and signed engineering inspection reports under the title block of the company who does not hold a Certificate of Authorization; additionally the Company utilized business cards which reflect that the company offered engineering services to the public through a licensed Professional Engineer without a Certificate of Authorization.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Motion for determination that Respondent forfeited his right to an administrative hearing. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $5,000 and Costs of $278.85. A Final Order was issued on January 4, 2017.
Violation: Sections 455.228(1), 471.031(1)(a), and 471.038(5), Florida Statutes