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Chair’s Corner: Specific Rules Concerning Government Submittals

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.

Professional Engineer license

2018-19 License Renewal Snapshot

Renewal for Florida Professional Engineer licenses and firms’ Certificates of Authorization ended Feb. 28, 2019. More PE licenses and CAs were renewed during the 2018-19 cycle than 2016-17. Quite a number of engineers took advantage of the $10 discount incentive during the first portion of renewal.

Continuing education

CE Provider Renewal Now Underway

Current licenses for continuing education providers will expire on May 31, 2019. CE providers are currently renewing their licenses and courses. Here are instructions to assist providers in renewing their licenses.

FAMU-FSU STEM Career Fair, Fall 2018

FBPE Outreach Promotes Licensure

As the spring school semester nears its end, it’s a good time to look back at FBPE’s outreach efforts. For the 2018-19 school year, FBPE staff have made 17 presentations to university engineering classes or groups, and volunteered at two events.

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Massachusetts Ends Licensing Exemption After Explosion

In the aftermath of a fatal gas pipeline explosion, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed emergency legislation that requires a licensed Professional Engineer to approve plans for the construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gas infrastructure.

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Wireless Site Project Plans With Stolen PE Stamps?

With the push to apply for as many cell sites as possible in as short a period as possible, and for the least cost, we’re observing an alarming new situation: the use of Professional Engineer seals and signatures copied onto wireless project plans and related safety documents, all without the knowledge — much less the permission — of the Professional Engineer.

Disciplinary Actions

Latest Engineer Disciplinary Actions

Under Rule 61G15-37.001(11), F.A.C., the Florida Engineers Management Corporation is required to post all Final Orders involving active disciplinary cases to the website until the terms of the final order are completed, or until the licensee becomes inactive, retires, relinquishes the license, or permits the license to become null and void. …