There is a misunderstanding concerning the interpretation of two rules involving final engineering documents submitted to governments. I hope that this article will clear up the confusion and keep a professional engineer who is licensed in Florida and dealing with government entities from having a complaint filed against her or him.
I am very much looking forward to this year, while leaving 2018 behind and all the challenges I had last year. We have now entered a new year, 2019. All Professional Engineers licensed in Florida know what that means. Because it is an odd year, 2019 is a license renewal year. So, I thought it would be helpful to remind all Florida licensed engineers of some key components required as part of the license renewal process.
Not too long ago I brought up the Engineers’ Creed to a young engineer, to which he replied, “I didn’t know engineers had one.” I said we did and that it has had an influence on many engineers, myself included, as to how we practice engineering. His comment reminded me that I, too, was unaware there was an Engineers’ Creed as a young engineer until someone pointed it out to me.
From time to time, it is good to be reminded of the engineer’s responsibility to act in an ethical manner. As the next P.E. renewal cycle approaches, licensed engineers need to have taken one hour of ethics as part of the CEU requirement for license renewal in Florida.
Kenneth Todd, PE
FBPE Chair (2018)
- In Service to Florida’s Licensees – October 2016
- FBPE Committee Updates – July 2016
- Two Months Left to Complete “Advanced” Florida Building Code Course CE Requirement – April 2016
- Chapter 23, F.A.C.Recent Updates at a Glance- January 2016
- Continuing Education Requirements – October 2015
- Thank You for Your Input & Assistance – July 2015
- FBPE Launches New Phases of Outreach Program – April 2015
- Thank You, Warren. – January 2015
- FBPE Rules Committee & Continuing Education – October 2014
- Engineers as Scientists – June 2014