2019 Calendar

Chair’s Corner: Looking Forward to a New Year

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.

Florida Board of Professional Engineers

FBPE Appoints Chair, Vice Chair for 2019

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers re-appointed Kenneth Todd, PE, as its chair for the 2019 term, and appointed Babu Varghese, PE, SI, CGC, CCC, as its vice chair for 2019. The appointments were made at the Board’s December meeting.

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Three Named as FEMC Directors

The Florida Engineers Management Corporation welcomed three new directors to its board of directors on Nov. 1, 2018. Safiya Brea, PE, Satya Sukumar Lory, PE, and Art Nordlinger, PE, were appointed to four-year terms by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Continuing education audit

Over 60 PEs Disciplined for CE Violations

Over 60 Professional Engineers licensed in Florida have been disciplined by FBPE for failing to complete the required continuing education during the 2015-17 renewal period. CE audits to resume after renewal ends.

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What’s the Difference Between Inactive and Retired Status?

With renewal upon us, some PEs may be considering putting their licenses in “inactive” or “retired” status. Before taking that step, it is important that the licensee understand the similarities and differences between these license statuses, and the process for status change.

Continuing education

CE Provider Renewal Begins March 1

Current licenses for continuing education providers will expire on May 31, 2019. Beginning March 1, 2019, CE providers will be able to access their accounts and renew their license and courses. Here are instructions to assist providers in renewing their licenses.

Henn Rebane

Legacies: Lost and Found

I lost a long-time friend and mentor in September, writes John R. Hall, PE and past-president of FNSPE. Henn Rebane was a champion for engineering throughout his more than 60 years in the profession. I don’t know of anyone in Florida who gave more to our profession.

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NCEES Issues Statement on NTSB Gas Explosion Report

In a statement issued in late November, NCEES commended the National Transportation Safety Board for recommending that Massachusetts eliminate the PE license exemption for public utility work and require a PE seal on engineering drawings for public utility projects.

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. …