Professional engineers offering threshold building inspection services for Level 1 or Level 2 Alterations, Restoration, Non-substantial Structural Repair and/or Rehabilitation of threshold buildings pursuant to Section 553.79, F.S., Permits; applications; issuance; inspections, shall be certified by the Board to be a Special Inspector (Limited) under the qualifications set forth in Chapter 61G15-35.003, F.A.C., Qualification Program for Special Inspectors of Threshold Buildings and Special Inspectors of Threshold Buildings (Limited). Please note that Special Inspectors (Limited) cannot perform the entire range of services authorized by Section 553.79(5)(a), F.S.

A licensee wishing to apply as a Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings (Limited), also referred to as a Threshold Inspector (Limited), must meet the following minimum criteria as established by the Board:

  • Possess a current and active Florida Professional Engineer license in good standing; and
  • His/her principal practice is structural engineering or is in performing structural field inspections on Threshold Buildings.

For PEs whose principal practice is structural engineering, the applicant must:

  • Have three years verifiable experience in performing structural field inspections on threshold buildings, or components thereof; and
  • Have two years of experience in the structural design of repairs to components of threshold buildings. For the purpose of these criteria, examples of structural components include, but are not limited to, pre-stressed or post-tensioned concrete, balconies, exterior walls, etc.

For PEs whose principal practice is performing structural field inspections, the applicant must:

  • Have five years of experience in performing structural field inspections on Threshold Buildings; and
  • Possess each of the certifications identified in paragraph 61G15-35.004(2)(f), F.A.C., Common Requirements to All Engineers Providing Threshold Building Inspection Services as Special Inspectors, which include:

If inspecting concrete components: certification from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in concrete construction special inspection pursuant to the qualifications of such certification established by ACI on Jan. 1, 2017;

If inspecting masonry components: certification from the International Code Council (ICC) in structural masonry special inspection pursuant to the qualifications for such certification established by ICC on Jan. 1, 2017;

If inspecting post-tensioned components: certification from the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) in post-tensioning inspection pursuant to the qualifications for such certification established by PTI on Jan. 1, 2017;

If inspecting structural steel components: certification from the International Code Council or American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) instructural steel special inspection pursuant to the qualifications for such certification established by ICC on Jan. 1, 2017, or AISC on Jan. 1, 2017;

If inspecting soil related components: certification from the International Code Council in basic soil special inspection pursuant to the qualifications for such certification established by ICC on Jan. 1, 2017.

FBPE APPLICATIONS

SPECIAL INSPECTOR (LIMITED) APPLICATION – $230 Fee

In addition to the SI (Limited) application, download the .zip file containing the Experience Calculator spreadsheet to assist you in completing the application. Please print the results of the calculator and submit it with your SI (Limited) application. There is a PDF showing an example of a results page.

ROSTER OF SPECIAL INSPECTORS

Pursuant to Chapters 61G15-35.003(4), F.A.C, the Board is responsible for maintaining a list of Florida Board-approved licensees certified as Special Inspectors. 

To view list of Special Inspectors, please CLICK HERE.