Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-29.001, Florida Administrative Code, improperly signing and sealing a certification letter. Licensee, acting as a Special Inspector, certified that structural and electrical systems for a project in Margate, Fla., were constructed in accordance with the design plans and all requirements, but filed the certification letter with the Margate Building Department before a building permit was issued, construction of the project, and inspecting the project.
Ruling: The case was presented to the Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed a Reprimand, and an administrative fine of $2,500 and costs of $1,137.35, and ordered licensee to successfully complete an online engineering professionalism and ethics course within 90 days and the Board’s Study Guide within 30 days. Final Order was filed Aug. 15, 2023.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-29.001, Florida Administrative Code